Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony This Evening on Classical 101
This evening on Symphony @ 7, I have one of the really grand works of the Late-Romantic Era, Symphony No. 2 in C minor, the Resurrection, by Gustav Mahler. Â It’s part of our Mahler Monday presentations on Classical 101, airing from now until August 1.
Mahler’s Second Symphony is a piece lasting almost an hour and a half and has everything, solo voices, chorus and large orchestra. Â Completed in 1894, the subject matter that inspired this mammoth symphony includes the search for meaning in life and death, and is ultimately an affirmation after undergoing trials and the Judgement Day itself in a vast musical landscape.
Join me this evening for the second week of our “Mahler Monday” series for this monumental work on Classical 101.