Gergiev, alongside the Munich Philharmonic, resurrects Mahler’s mighty Second in this strong reading. Bringing charisma and seriousness to the composer’s apocalyptic-yet-hopeful work, Gergiev equally emphasizes themes of longing, despair, and optimism. Through the prophetic brass swells and percussion tsunamis of this enduring work, faith ultimately prevails.
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection"
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection": I. Allegro maestoso - Mit durchaus ernstem, feierlichem Ausdruck