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David Dalle
Thursday March 24th, 2011 with David Dalle
Mahler's 2nd

Mulatu Astatke - New York-Addis-London - Strut
Elegia a Ruben Gonzalez
Afro-Cuban All-Stars - Step Forward - Nonesuch
Ghir Khoudouni
Club d'Elf - Electric Moroccoland - Face Pelt New
Continuing my survey of Mahler's symphonies with his massive, transcendant 2nd symphony. Mahler's 2nd is a vast epic dealing with life, death, and ultimate redemption. I chose a recording with one of the three conductors who knew and worked with Mahler personally, Otto Klemperer met Mahler while working with him as assistant conductor for a performance of the 2nd in 1905, and also worked with him for the premiere of Mahler's 8th symphony in 1910.
Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"
Gustav Mahler/Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hilde Rössl-Majdan, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus - Symphony No. 2 - EMI