Mahler 2 - Klemperer 1950 [CD]

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  • Doremi
  • DHR7759
  • Valda Bagnall (soprano), Florence Taylor (contralto)
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Hurlstone Choral Society, Otto Klemperer

A unique archival discovery of Mahler Symphony No. 2, a live performance in Sydney, Australia, from September 1950. First time on CD. Following this legendary performance, The Sydney Morning Herald reported: “Klemperer received probably the most excited and most grateful ovation ever accorded a musician in Sydney. Long after the house lights were switched off, the audience was still on its feet applauding thunderously”

Live performance, September 1950