Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony on Symphony @ 7
If you enjoyed Gustav Mahler’s Song of the Earth at the Ohio Theater thisÂ past weekend, or even if you didn’t make it to that event, we have a really big Mahler work this evening on Symphony @ 7, his Symphony No. 2, Resurrection.
This gargantuan work, lasting nearly an hour-and-a half, was first performed in 1895, and along with his Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand, was his most popular piece during his lifetime.Â I’ve written a bit more about the Resurrection Symphony in a blog post from last year, but suffice it to say that if you enjoy musical journeys from darkness to light on a truly grand scale, tune in at 7 pm.
This evening’s performance of music about the existential quest to find meaning in life comes from a recent recording with Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, soloists, and chorus during the 1011-2012 concert season.
Here’s the final portion, which begins very quietly, of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection from one of the greatest Mahler conductors today, Claudio Abbado.