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Resurrection Symphony

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Magdalena Kozena @ Sir Simon Rattle © Sheila Rocks

Magdalena Kozena @ Sir Simon Rattle © Sheila Rocks

It was for works such as Mahler’s Second Symphony that the word “Überwältigungsästhetik” (“overwhelming aesthetic”) was invented. Its unofficial name of “Resurrection Symphony” expresses the pretence of the work – this music aims to liberate its listeners. However, this shouldn’t worry them as the work reigns supreme, with appealing melodies and sensational instrumentation. Instead of the polyphony of later works, here we are dealing with wide-screen effects which formulate their own new demands. Mahler once called it “creating a world”, although in this case he sometimes seems to be embracing this world. Audiences always react warmly and with gratitude. Mahler’s Second is one of his best loved Symphonies.

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Berlin Radio Choir
Kate Royal Soprano
Magdalena Kožená Mezzo Soprano

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection Symphony”

Finishing time approx.: 7.30 pm

Prices: € 190,00 / 156,00 / 125,00 / 97,00 / 57,00
Concession: € 179,00 / 146,00 / 114,00 / 88,00 / 52,00