Friday Pearl

Mahler's Resurrection: Gustavo Dudamel

Sunday, April 21, 2019

A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.  —Gustav Mahler

Happy Easter! Mahler's stunning Symphony No.2 (the resurrection) seems the perfect choice for this Sunday Morning Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities. It was written between 1888 and 1894. Other than his No. 8, No. 2 was his most popular and successful work during his lifetime. It established Mahler's lifelong view of the beauty of afterlife and resurrection.

This Mahler symphony was written for an orchestra, a mixed choir, two soloists (soprano and contralto), organ, and an offstage ensemble of brass and percussion, making it perfect for Gustavo Dudamel and his Venezuelan Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra's performance at London's Royal Albert Hall.  

My main goal, and it's a big one, is that every child has a chance to get close to music—as a right—that as they have access to food, health, and education, they get the chance to have art and culture, especially music.   —Gustavo Dudamel

Consider the lilies, how they grow, how they grow.
Ellen Troyer with the Biosyntrx staff

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