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Death, rebirth and transcendence: Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony

Gustav Maher (1909) and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1897)
A. Dupont, N.Y. / Serge Lachinov
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Gustav Maher (1909) and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1897)

Join co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies as they explore Gustav Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 2 in C minor, known as the "Resurrection." We'll also hear the trumpet blasts and celebratory bells of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture led by guest conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto.

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Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Carlos Miguel Prieto, guest conductor
Live performance, November 2011

Symphony No. 2 in C Minor — “Resurrection”
by Gustav Mahler
Kelley O’Connor — mezzo soprano
Jessica Rivera — soprano
Kansas City Symphony Chorus — Charles Bruffy, director
Live performance, February 2012

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Dan Margolies has been a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, and KCUR Public Radio. He retired as a reporter in December 2022 after a 37-year journalism career.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at