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Playing: Symphony no. 7 (Op. 92) in A major, 4th mvt, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
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In 1885, Mahler was deeply in love for the first time - it wasn't to be the last. The composer's unrequited passion for opera singer Johanna Emma Richter led to the composition of the exquisite "Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen" for voice and orchestra, which in turn cross-pollinated his First Symphony.

Donald Macleod explores links between Mahler's early songs and his first symphonic work, including a rare performance of the orchestral movement "Blumine".

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Tue 6 Jul 2010 22:00

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