Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection' (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection' (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection' (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 84:36 minutes | 1.26 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony started life as a single-movement tone poem called Todtenfeier (‘Funeral Rites’). Completed in 1888 – one year before Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration – it echoed the composer's vision of seeing himself lying dead in a funeral bier surrounded by flowers. Deciding to use it as his opening movement, Mahler didn't finish the complete five-movement symphony until more than six years later, the longest time he spent on any work. The huge scale of the work apart, its weighty subject matter may well have contributed to the slow progress: Mahler himself outlined a scenario making references to the ultimate meaning of life and death (first movement), recollections of lost innocence and the desperation of unbelief (second and third movements), the return to naïve faith (fourth movement) and final redemption from the last judgement (finale). To convey this he took recourse to the human voice: incorporating a solo alto in the 4th movement Urlicht, he went on in the finale to risk comparison with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony by introducing a choir, as well as a soprano and alto soloist. Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä have received praise for their previous Mahler recordings (‘Vänskä and the orchestra are among the finest exponents of Mahler’s music…’, allmusic.com). The team is here joined by soloists Ruby Hughes and Sasha Cooke and the Minnesota Chorale in the deeply moving close to the vast and tumultuous panorama that is his Second Symphony.

Tracklist:
01. I.Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck 23:38
02. II. Andante moderato. Sehr gemächlich 10:00
03. III. Scherzo. In ruhig fließender Bewegung 10:53
04. IV. Urlicht. Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht 05:28
05. V. Im Tempo des Scherzos. Wild herausfahrend – Wieder zurückhaltend – Langsam. Misterioso 34:37

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2019-01-12 12:55:09

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Analyzed: Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä / Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ (1-3)
Ruby Hughes, Sasha Cooke, Minnesota Chorale, Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä / Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ (4)
Sasha Cooke, Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä / Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ (5)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR17 -1.11 dB -25.40 dB 23:38 01-Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' - I. Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck
DR16 -6.30 dB -31.40 dB 10:01 02-Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' - II. Andante moderato. Sehr gemächlich
DR18 -0.19 dB -27.54 dB 10:53 03-Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' - III. Scherzo. In ruhig fließender Bewegung
DR16 -0.13 dB -22.49 dB 34:37 05-Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' - V. Im Tempo des Scherzos. Wild herausfahrend - Wieder zurückhaltend - Langsam. Misterioso
DR15 -15.28 dB -39.42 dB 5:29 04-Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' - IV. Urlicht. Sehr feierlich
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR17

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1960 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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