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Mahler, Part II

 We continue this week with more symphonies of Gustav Mahler.

 
Program 1

"The Heavenly Life," the finale of Mahler's Symphony No. 4 described as "gemütlich," introduces the hour.  At the time of his fourth symphony, Mahler was working one of the most important opera positions in Europe as the director of the Royal Opera in Vienna, and Bill divulges how Mahler was able to set himself apart from the Viennese composers before him. 

Mahler: Symphony No. 4, IV, Sehr behaglich
Mahler, p.
Pickwick 101
1:46

Mahler: “Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder” & “Um Mitternacht” fr. Rückert  Lieder
New Philharmonia/Barborolli; Baker
EMI 66996
7:20

Mahler: Symphony No. 4, I
Berlin Phil/ Haitink
Phil 475445
17:28, :23, :49

Mahler: Symphony No. 4, I(excerpt)
Concertgebouw Orch/ Bernstein
DG 423607
:22

Mahler: Symphony No. 4, III (excerpt), IV
Berlin Phil/Haitink; McNair, s.
Phil 475445
17:15, :20

Mahler: “Ich atmet' einen Linden Duft” fr. Rückert Lieder
Bernstein, p.; FischerDieskau
Sony 61847
3:27

 

Program 2

Aaron Copland once said, "The difference between Beethoven and Mahler is the difference between watching a great man walk down the street and watching a great actor play the part of a great man walking down the street."

Whether or not Mahler was comfortable in his own skin, his Symphony No. 5 begins "strong, like a cortege."

Mahler: Symphony No. 5, I & III
CSO/Solti
Lon 414321
11:53, 16:37

Mahler: Symphony No. 5, IV
New York Phil/Walter
Sony 64457
7:37

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/ Walter; Ferrier
EMI 66963
9:27

 

Program 3

Bruno Walter considered Kathleen Ferrier to be the greatest singer of this repertoire, and her sudden death to cancer at age 42 makes the recording all the more valuable.  

During his eighth symphony, the Mahlers were experiencing crises of their own when in 1907, daughter Maria died at age 5 and Mahler was diagnosed with a heart disease.

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder  (excerpts)  
Vienna Phil/ Walter; Ferrier, alto
EMI 66963
13:55

Mahler: Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand, I, finale
Vienna Phil/Bernstein + soloists
DG 532402
24:02, 13:45    

 


	

 

Program 4

Mahler: Symphony No. 9, I & II (excerpts)
Columbia Symphony/ Walter
Sony 92460
:57, :41

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, VI
Philharmonia Orch/Klemperer; Wunderlich, ten.; Ludwig, ms.
EMI 66944
29:25

Mahler: Symphony No. 9, I (excerpt) & IV
Columbia Symphony/ Walter
Sony 92460
:30, 21:06

Mahler: Symphony No. 5, I (excerpt)
Mahler, p.
Pickwick 101
2:34

 

Program 5

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, I
Philharmonia Orch/Klemperer; Wunderlich, ten.; Ludwig, ms.
EMI 66944
7:59

Mahler: Symphony No. 10, I (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy;Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
Sony 67874
1:55

William Mollach:“I Remember Mahler” Radio Interviews (excerpts)
NY Phil Special Edition Mahler Box Set
2:03

Mahler: “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” fr. Rückert Lieder
Cleveland Orch/Dohnányi; van Dam, bass bar.
Live @ the Salzburg Festival, 1992
7:00

Mahler: Symphony No. 10, V
Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
Sony 67874
21:26

Wm. Malloch: Radio Int. Excerpts
1:05, 1:02

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, VI (excerpt)
Philharmonia Orch/Klemperer; Wunderlich, ten.; Ludwig, ms.
EMI 66944
4:13

Mahler: Symphony No. 5, IV (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 414321
3:08

 


	

 

 

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