Boulez Conducts Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection"
Concert

Boulez Conducts Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection"

Staatskapelle Berlin

Performance date: 26/03/2005
Available until: 31/12/2030
90 Min

In addition to contemporary works and the classics of musical modernism, the great French conductor Pierre Boulez was always intensively involved with Mahler's symphonies, and few conductors brought to the works so clear a sense of structural cohesion. In 2005, on his 80th birthday – an age belied here by his alert and dynamic direction – Boulez conducted this performance of Mahler's Second Symphony, culminating in an account of the moving final chorus that proved powerfully effective while also eschewing all sentimentality.

Soloists
Diana Damrau (Soprano), Petra Lang (Mezzo-Soprano)
Ensembles
Chor der Staatsoper Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin
Conductor
Pierre Boulez