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With two works by Beethoven played in Mahler's own performing versions. String Quartet in F minor; Symphony No 9. Plus Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel.

Mahler was more famous in his lifetime as a conductor than as a composer and today's programme, presented by Louise Fryer, includes two works by Beethoven, played in Mahler's own performing versions. The first is an 'amplified' string quartet and the programme ends with Mahler's re-orchestration of the choral 9th symphony. The programme also includes two colourful scores, both of which Mahler conducted several times.

Berlioz: Overture - Roman Carnival
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski, conductor

Beethoven arr. Mahler: String Quartet in F Minor Op.95
English Chamber Orchestra
Jeffrey Tate, conductor

R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne
Semyon Bychkov, conductor

Beethoven arr. Mahler: Symphony No.9
Gabriele Fontana, soprano
Barbara Hölzl, contralto
Arnold Bezuyen, tenor
Reinhard Mayr, bass
Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Tonkünstler Orchestra of Lower Austria
Kristjan Järvi, conductor.

2 hours

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