OK, after an earlier Unwind of Kutless and Hillsong, I’ve settled into some Mahler for the rest of the evening (heck, it’ll take that long to listen to the whole thing!)
Anyway, the “Resurrection” that Mahler’s Symphony No.2 refers to is not THE Resurrection that we celebrate today. But the Mahler Second is bold, powerful, inspiring.
And that is almost like – but not nearly as bold, powerful, and inspiring as – THE Resurrection that we celebrate today!
The last movement – for me, at least – is like Beethoven’s Ninth or even the great Puccini aria Nessun dorma. Even if you say you don’t like classical music or opera, it still has a way of moving you.
Of course, as usual, your mileage may vary…