Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 2

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra

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Main Hall

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Programme

Mahler - Symphony No. 2 in c minor 'Resurrection'
This concert has no intermission

Musicians

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Netherlands Radio Choir
Vlaams Radio Koor
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Soprano: Miah Persson
Mezzo-soprano: Elisabeth Kulman

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Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer
"Mahler's beauty always hurts," conductor Iván Fischer said recently. Tonight he conducts his own Budapest Festival Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 2, full of passion, lyricism and brightly shining melodies. Mahler is in good hands with Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Fischer knows like no other how to get Mahler's music flowing, there is no composer he understands better. As early as 2006, Fischer and the orchestra recorded Mahler's Symphony No. 2. "Impressive," wrote Gramophone. Symphony No. 2 ends with a grand majestic resurrection, a wonderful conclusion to the six-day Mahler Festival 2021.

Mahler's Symphony No. 2
He who calls us gives us eternal life - sings the choir towards the end of Mahler's Symphony No. 2. In this emotionally charged work, Mahler expresses his ideas about life after death. Bliss and melancholy are both given space. Pure, insinuatingly and moving.