Walter Conducts Mahler — Symphony No. 2

Bruno Walter’s triumphant return to Vienna — now available in a greatly improved transfer!

Bruno Walter is without doubt the most famous and acclaimed of Mahler’s disciples. He fled Austria in the face of the 1938 Anschluß — and returned to Vienna a decade later to give a glorious performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” with the Vienna Philharmonic— an intense, passionate performance that provides a far different interpretation to his famous but comparatively objective early stereo recording with the New York Philharmonic a decade later. Charles Martin’s new restoration corrects several audio issues, including incorrect pitch, that have impaired all previous releases of this landmark performance.  Available from Qobuz.