Mahler 2: 'Resurrection'

Music, Classical and opera
The Philharmonia Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus under Lorin Maazel, with Sally Matthews (soprano) and Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano). Mahler's Symphony No 2 is scored for a vast orchestra, including ten horns, eight trumpets and an off-stage brass band, together with two solo singers and massed voices, the monumental 'Resurrection Symphony' opens in the darkness of death and moves through the gamut of emotions, to a visionary choral finale in which the heavens open. (No interval.)