MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 2 - RATTLE, SIR SIMON (2 CDs)
"Kožená brings her customary depth of feeling to the still maternal voice of "Urlicht"...Rattle's famous piano-pianissimos are deployed to breathtaking effect, the choral passages (radiantly illuminated at the top by Kate Royal) sound pure, mysterious and very Bachian, and the returning resurrection hymn is tremendous..."
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
Kate Royal (soprano), Magdalena Kožená (mezzo)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Sir Simon Rattle