Mahler 2 – Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

At Leipzig’s International Mahler Festival, to mark the centenary of Mahler’s death, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and its Music Director Riccardo Chailly performed his monumental Second Symphony in the Gewandhaus – together with two marvellous soloists and choral forces quite beyond compare.

The performance of the 2nd Symphony fulfils Mahler’s own description of his final movement: ‘the increasing tension, working up to the final climax, is so tremendous that I don’t know myself, now that it is over, how I ever came to write it.’

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
MDR Rundfunkchor
Berliner Rundfunkchor
Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Christiane Oelze   Soprano
Sarah Connolly   Mezzo-Soprano

Year of production:2011
Recording Date:17/18 May 2011
Production company:
Co-Production Company:MDR
Associated Production Company:Arte
Distribution TV:C Major Entertainment
Director:Henning Kasten