Mahler No. 2 “Resurrection”

Simona Saturova

The Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor Christoph Eschenbach Simona Houda Šaturová (soprano) Yvonne Naef Mezzo Soprano
Recorded in Philadelphia, 2007 ONDINE 1134-2

….He’s assisted by excellent singers, particularly Yvonne Naef, who turns in one of the finest accounts of the fourth movement     (“Urlicht”) on disc…In all other respects, though, the playing of the Philadelphia Orchestra is pretty outstanding: rich strings,     gutsy brass (as already suggested), and poetic winds (solo oboe particularly). Ultimately, with so many choices available at such a high level of interpretive and technical accomplishment, the question nowadays is not so much whether this is “the best” Mahler 2 available, but rather, does it offer enough special moments to reward repeated listening. Yes, it does.
David Hurwitz,

Kein Zweifel: dies ist eine der persönlichsten, am tiefsten empfundenen Interpretationen von Gustav Mahlers Zweiter Symphonie!     (…) Eschenbach, der ruhige, der besonnene, der tief schürfende     Dirigent, baut Mahlers gewaltige Architektur sehr geduldig zusammen und erzielt so eine grossartige Wirkung (…).
Rémy Franck, Pizzicato, February 2009, Supersonic Award