Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony
Photo: Monika Rittershaus
Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony is a work which exceeds all limits. The composition was intended to depict nothing less than the entire universe: the lofty and the humble, tradition and avant-garde, pastoral serenity and demonic grotesques, songs and chorales, and death and resurrection, all expressed in music that is correspondingly multifarious and grandiose. It is conducted here by Andris Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Kapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.