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Mahler: Symphony No. 4

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With its pipe tunes and folky finale, Mahler's Symphony No. 4 presents itself as the odd man out amongst the composer's grand and imposing symphonies. But is it really? Stephen Johnson explores darker undercurrents in the work, as well as shadows of the composer's other life as one of the greatest opera conductors of his day.

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20 minutes

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Fri 20 Apr 2012 20:05

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