Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony

It was a concert with Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony that inspired the 12-year-old Simon Rattle to become a conductor. Explaining his continued fascination with the work, Rattle said, “Mahler aimed to put the entire world into a symphony. And this world goes from the death rites of some hero through a memory of what life was in both its beauty and its horror and final redemption.” This recording documents a performance by Rattle from 2012.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle

Camilla Tilling

Bernarda Fink

Rundfunkchor Berlin

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© 2012 Berlin Phil Media GmbH

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