With the work Mahler conducted most often - Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger - and Mahler's own Symphony No 7. Plus Rachmaninov: Piano Concero No 3. Beethoven: Symphony No 7.
In his lifetime Mahler was more famous as a conductor than as a composer and today's programme, presented by Louise Fryer, begins with the work he conducted the most often. While he was working in New York he conducted the second performance of Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto - with the composer as soloist. The programme ends with Mahler's own 7th Symphony, which he conducted five times.
Wagner: Prelude - Die Meistersinger
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Gunther Herbig, conductor
Beethoven: Symphony No.7
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Christoph König, conductor
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3
Nicholas Angelich (piano)
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Myung-Whun Chung, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No.7
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conductor.
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