Mahler: Symphony No 2

Mahler’s extraordinary Symphony No 2 deals with the epic themes of life, death, faith, and love. He employs a vast orchestra in a search for salvation through spirituality, including a battery of brass, two soloists, and choir. The theme of death also pervades his unfinished Symphony No 10, yet here one finds a sense of peace and a heartfelt expression of human love.

LSO0666  99 minutes 56 seconds (2 discs)
'Restlessly probing and adrenally free-flowing, pointing up the music’s soul-searching and daring musical juxtapositions. With Gergiev, the music’s emotional subtext comes bubbling to the surface' (Cl ...
'Powerfully presented by Gergiev and the LSO, with excellent playing from all sections' (Audiophile Audition, USA)