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Symphony 2
Mahler, Svetlanov, Russian State Symphony Orch
Symphony 2
Genre: Classical


CD Details

All Artists: Mahler, Svetlanov, Russian State Symphony Orch
Title: Symphony 2
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Russian Season Fr.
Release Date: 12/17/1996
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 794881364329

CD Reviews

The Resurrection at the most extreme!
Scriabinmahler | UK | 01/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As you expect from Svetlanov, this performance is a journey, fraught with danger and extreme contrasts. The most problematic is the first movement, played far too slow with the characteristic exaggeration, and the overly melodramatic singing by the alto.

If you can put up with that, you realise the earth-bound performance will soon take off after Urlicht and, when the chorus joins, the amazing transformation lifts the music up on a different plane. Svetlanov creates incredibly opulent, Russian Orthodox Church-like sonority, with extra emphasis on male choral parts, which reveals the real grandeur of the finale like no other conductors have ever done. The gigantic and triumphant apotheosis dwarfs most of other recordings, thanks to sensible engineers setting the recording level low from the first movement.

Russian State SO
Large Academic Choir of TV of Russia
Natalia Guerassimova : soprano
Olga Alexandrova : alto

1'27 DDD Recording 1996 Moscow"