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Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Duration: 50:30

Stephen Johnson hosts a round the table discussion about Mahler's monumental work, his 2nd Symphony, sometimes called the "Resurrection."

Stephen is joined by 3 guests: Jeremy Barham, writer and editor of the Cambridge Companion to Mahler; Lesley Chamberlain, writer, critic and journalist, and author of the widely acclaimed book "Nietzsche in Turin"; and Colin Matthews, composer who collaborated with Dereyck Cooke on the performing version of Mahler's 10th Symphony. Their discussion includes the social context of the work and Mahler's development as a symphonist, and also ideas about interpreting the death and resurrection theme of the symphony.

The discussion is illustrated by short musical extracts, and the programme concludes with a recording of Mahler's tone-poem Totenfeier, which was later to become the first movement of the 2nd Symphony.

Available since: Sun 4 May 2014

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Composer
Gustav Mahler

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Discovering Music Mahler's Resurrection Symphony

Stephen Johnson hosts a round table discussion about Mahler's monumental Second Symphony.

First broadcast: 15 May 2011

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