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Mahler: Symphony No.2 'Resurrection' (Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Claudio Abbado) [DVD]


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  • Format: Classical, PAL
  • Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Medici Arts
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Feb. 2009
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001N59F5M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,536 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' at the 2003 Lucerne Festival, conducted by Claudio Abbado.

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It would be hard to find anything greater, more significant or more moving anywhere in musical life today: total harmony of mind and heart, poetry and outcry, fear and consolation, knowing and feeling.'' --Der Bund

Its different having best friends together. Everyone is there to enjoy making music, to take pleasure, to play with enthusiasm, with passion. They are prepared to do any crazy thing I ask them for the sake of the music. To fly, to walk through fire.'' --Claudio Abbado --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 21 Nov. 2011
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Abbado has the enviable reputation of being one of the world's finest Mahler conductors. This has been further reinforced by his set of performances held at Lucerne with his hand-picked orchestra constituting the Lucerne Festival orchestra.

This very large orchestra, apart from containing musicians of outstanding individual abilities, also lays great stress upon their empathy and experience with the world of chamber music. Thus is achieved the unusual combination of orchestral size allied to individual and corporate sensitivity. This suits Abbado's particular vision of Mahler and is apparent throughout this performance which could be described as both visionary in style and inspirational in effect.

The generously spacious layout of the orchestra allows the camera work to achieve equivalent sensitivity of detail as well as panoramic effect. The surround sound on DVD was initially superior to the original Blu-ray version which used a surround effect based on the stereo recording. The reason for this was a breakdown of the Blu-ray surround sound recording equipment. The original stereo on both DVD and Blu-ray captures all of this with admirable lucidity.

HOWEVER, following on from considerable customer protest regarding the fake surround sound on the Blu-ray, the genuine DTS surround sound has now been transferred over from the DVD soundtrack. This is a far more complicated process than it might seem as synchronisation can be problematical. The considerable effort has been a major success and any problems that remain are infinitesimal and should not be an issue with those who value Abbado's unique vision in this work.

The upcoming series planned by Chailly, also on Blu-ray, might become a serious competitor to Abbado however.
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By Eduardo Barrigana on 21 Aug. 2014
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I have several presentations of this symphony. Claudio Abbado is superb
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