From the YouTube Music Video Archives: Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (‘Resurrection’) – Finale

“Why have you lived? Why have you suffered? Is it all some huge, awful joke? We have to answer these questions somehow if we are to go on living – indeed, even if we are only to go on dying!” These are the questions Mahler said were posed in the first movement of his Symphony No. 2, questions that he promised would be answered in the finale.

–John Henken, Los Angeles Philharmonic, ‘About the Piece’

The full symphony is available on YouTube here, courtesy of the Netherlands’ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Quin Finnegan has more on Mahler (and Percy!) here.


  1. Quin Finnegan says

    Thank you, that is fantastic … and “Botrytis is safe in small doses” is the best category ever.

  2. Jonathan Webb says

    What a clip, what a piece, what a venue. I didn’t think people did such things any more. Thanks Angelico.

  3. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Thank you, gentlemen. Very gratified to know this piece and this performance spoke to you, as well.

    The finale makes me ache with the hope ‘that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ’!

  4. Happy Easter, lads and lass.

  5. Pshaw! Mahler was a piker – that LaRocca-Lickona hookup is where the real action is.


  6. ….and HE’S BACK!

    Oh. Wait.

    Nope, never mind – there will be no WRKP in Cincinnati reunion after all…

    It’s just a rerun.

    A good rerun, I should add!

    But just a rerun.



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