℗ 2004 San Francisco Symphony

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas

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Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection"  
I. Allegro maestoso
Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
II. Andante moderato
Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
III. In ruhig fliessender Bewegung
Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
IV. "Urlicht" (Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht)
Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
Va. Finale (Im Tempo des Scherzos)
Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
Vb. "Aufersteh'n"
Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
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Total Playing Time    1:28:39
"... there is a great deal to admire. The orchestral playing is quite phenomenal ... the recorded sound is also amazing, with a depth and detail that leave many other versions in the shade." - MusicWeb International "... almost as good as it gets ... Thomas has so much of value to tell us about how this music can be played ... by any standard, there's more than enough here that's new and valid to warrant adding this to your collection." - ClassicsToday.com "... lives up to the expectations ... the finely nuanced playing gradually gathers pace until liftoff with the arrival of great American mezzo Lorraine Hunt Lieberson ... meticulously recorded ... the clarity of the unfolding detail does ample justice to this blue chip performance." - The Guardian Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus on a live performance of Mahler's massive Symphony No. 2, recorded in stunning sound in DSD 2.8 in June 2004. Joining the orchestra and chorus on this stirring reading are soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. This album is one volume in the complete cycle of Mahler symphonies Thomas recorded with the SFS between 2001 and 2009, a series that won a combined seven Grammy Awards and received worldwide critical acclaim.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – SFS Media Studio Masters

Tracks 1-6 – 88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit Producer: Andreas Neubronner Balance engineer: Peter Laenger Tape operator: Christian Starke Editing, remixing and mastering: Christian Starke, Andreas Neubronner Technical assistance: Jack Vad Art direction and design: Alan Trugman Cover photo: Michele Clement Inside cover photo: Terrence McCarthy Mahler photo: The Kaplan Foundation Collection, New York Editorial: Larry Rothe

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