With three symphonies Mahler once conducted - Schumann, orch Mahler: Symphony No 4. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique. Bruckner: Symphony No 5. Plus Beethoven: Leonora Overture No 3.
Gustav Mahler was more famous in his lifetime as a conductor than as a composer. His concert repertoire was enormous and today's programme, presented by Louise Fryer, includes three very different symphonies, all of which Mahler performed. His own re-orchestration of Schumann's 4th is a fascinating document - Mahler 'helping' Schumann to improve his orchestration.
Beethoven: Leonora Overture No. 3
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Schumann orch Mahler: Symphony No.4
NDR Radio Philharmonic
Xian Zhang, conductor
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Bruckner: Symphony No.5
Daniel Barenboim, conductor.