Audio: Mahler: Symphony No. 2, first movement

It’s always good to do a little homework, a little listening, when a big work is on the agenda, as it is this week, when Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony close out the season with four performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.”

So here’s the first movement of the piece, with Bruno Walter conducting the New York Philharmonic. Walter was a close colleague of Mahler and I’ve always loved his way with the composer’s music. It is at once warm, dignified and lyrical.

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