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Donald Macleod presents more Mahler songs inspired by the poetry collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn, and explores its influence on his Symphony No 2.

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".

1 hour

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Wer hat dies Liedlien erdacht?! (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

    Performer: Thomas Hampson (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

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  • Gustav Mahler

    Der Schildwache Nachtlied; Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

    Performer: Thomas Hampson (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

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  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection" IV. Urlicht. Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht; V. I

    Performer: Lisa Milne (soprano), Birgit Remmert (alto), Budapest Festival Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Choir, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

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