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By the early 1890s, Mahler had made a name for himself as one of the most brilliant conductors working in Europe - though his hugely original compositions were seen as more eccentric than brilliant.

In today's episode, Donald Macleod introduces a work that helped secure his reputation: his Second Symphony, the "Resurrection", and explores links between the work and Mahler's settings of poetry from the collection "Des Knaben Wunderhorn".

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Wed 7 Jul 2010 22:00

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