Klemperer / PO – Mahler: Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” (UK pressing)

# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: The Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
# Conductor: Otto Klemperer
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Columbia ‎Records | SAX 2473/4
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.18GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.59MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (425MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Track Listing:

Side One
01 – I. Allegro maestoso

Side Two
02 – II. Andante moderato
03 – III. In ruhig fliessender Bewegung

Side Three
04 – IV. Urlicht
05 – V. Im tempo des Scherzos
06 – V. Im tempo des Scherzos. Wieder sehr breit
07 – V. Im tempo des Scherzos. Ritardando – Maestoso

Side Four
08 – V. Im tempo des Scherzos. Wieder zurùckhaltend
09 – V. Im tempo des Scherzos. Langsam – Misterioso
10 – V. Im tempo des Scherzos. Etwas bewegter
11 – V. Im tempo des Scherzos. Finale. Mit Aufschwung aber nicht eilen

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf – soprano
Hilde Ròssl-Majdan – mezzo-soprano
Wilhelm Pitz – chorus master

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12 thoughts on “Klemperer / PO – Mahler: Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” (UK pressing)

    • Steve, very nice; thank you, Just a few misc. data below.

      Recording dates listed from Discogs below: scroll down.

      Gustav Mahler – Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra ‎– Symphony No. 2
      EMI Classics ‎– CDM 7 69662 2
      Symphony No. 2 In C Minor “Resurrection” (79:21)
      1 I. Allegro Maestoso 19:02
      2 II. Andante Moderato 10:30
      3 III. In Ruhig Fliessender Bewegung 11:40
      4 IV. Urlicht (Sehr Feierlich Aber Schlicht) 4:01
      5 V. In Tempo Des Scherzos (Wild Herausfahrend) – Langsam – Allegro Energico – Langsam 34:06
      Chorus – Philharmonia Chorus
      Chorus Master – Wilhelm Pitz
      Composed By – Gustav Mahler
      Conductor – Otto Klemperer
      Engineer – Douglas Larter
      Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Hilde Rössl-Majdan*
      Orchestra – Philharmonia Orchestra
      Producer – Suvi Raj Grubb, Walter Jellinek, Walter Legge
      Soprano Vocals – Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
      Recorded XI.1961 & III.1962, Kingsway Hall, London
      Digitally remastered in 1989.
      IV: text from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”
      V: text by Fredrich Gottlieb Klopstock
      Barcode and Other Identifiers
      Barcode: 077776966229
      Label Code: 0110

  1. eheheheh…it would be interesting to compare this 1st pressing with the other (also from Jean-Luc) I posted some days ago, which is a re-pressing.
    By the way…speaking of comparisons: Trottar gave ma a wonderful 1st German pressing of the 2nd Symphony…but I post it a little later, maybe in 2-3 weeks.

    • Sincerely it’s hard to discern significant improvement from the later re-pressing, same vinyl seems to have been ripped twice. Perhaps they should be tested at loud level..

      • Of course…I always used to think, the differencies among the classical pressings (speaking of 1st pressings from different countries and of 2nd pressings) are NOT too big, like in other genres like rock, for exemple. This was my experience. If there ever will be a difference, this is that little that’s not worth to talk about. Seldom you hear a representant difference. With 3rd or later pressings, this is another theme.

        • In fact this vinyl is 2nd pressing from 60’s and previously ripped one isn’t from 84 (year written on back cover) ?

          • oh…I thought it was a 1st pressing.
            So then it will be REALLY interesting to hear the German 1str pressing Trottar gave me.

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