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concert Pierre Boulez conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" Staatskapelle Berlin

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Pierre Boulez conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" Staatskapelle Berlin


In Berlin, Pierre Boulez conducts Symphony No. 2 by Mahler: a lesson.

It's a story about conductors. It was while attending the funeral of the famous orchestra conductor Hans von Bülow and hearing the choir sing "Resuscitate" that Gustav Mahler got the idea for the end of his second symphony, the composition of which had proved particularly long and difficult.

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  • Diana Damrau | Soprano
  • Petra Lang | Contralto
  • Staatskapelle Berlin
  • Pierre Boulez | Conductor
  • Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin


  • Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection"
    • 1. Allegro maestoso ("Totenfeier")
    • 2. Andante moderato
    • 3. In ruhiger fließender Bewegung
    • 4. "Urlicht" (sehr feierlich, aber schlicht)
    • 5. Im Tempo des Scherzo (wild herausfahrend)


  • Directed by:
    • Michael Beyer
  • Venue: Berlin Philharmonie (Berlin, Germany)
  • Production date: 2005
  • Recording date: 2005
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min
  • Production: © EuroArts Music International
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