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Benjamin Zander - Philharmonia Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 - BBC Music Magazine


25 December 2013
BBC Music Magazine
David Nice

Benjamin Zander's Resurrection Symphony begins...with a clear-etched, finely nuanced funeral march and especially lovely intimations of an other-worldly paradise from cor anglais and oboe...the ever-meaningful, velvet-toned mezzo Sarah Connolly, [is] a real asset...You couldn't wish for a more floating soprano than Miah Persson...Orchestral quality is never in doubt, with superb Philharmonia contributions including outstanding clarinets and nightingale flute-and-piccolo. 
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