mahler symphony #2 … resurrection …

… performed this weekend by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

Maestro Hege discusses.

listen to excerpts

Much like life and death …

“There’s a sense of tragedy at the beginning, a visceral quality that grabs you right from the outset. Then it goes through all these different moods — of being ambivalent; of being very pensive; of being very remorseful, sometimes nostalgic. And then it enters a complete, transcendent triumphant glory in the end … I think Mahler had a lot to say about existence in this world and possibilities beyond.” Maestro Hege

listen to the entire symphony here … more info here