“I die so that I may live”
An enormous orchestra, a choir, soprano and contralto soloists, and 80 minutes’ duration: Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony is huge both in scope and content.
“I die so that I may live,” Mahler wrote in the lyrics he set in the fifth movement. Life and death are here given a grand treatment in music as only Mahler can.
This concert is in Helsinki Music Centre.