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Mahler makes a perplexing response to the birth of a daughter: a song cycle about the death of children. Donald Macleod explores the motives behind the work, and the reaction of his young wife to his emotional outpouring.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no 7 – 3rd movement

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    • LSOLIVE LSO0665.
    • 3.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Gustav Mahler - Kindertotenlieder

    Performer: Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no 5 (finale)

    Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    • DECCA 458 806-2.
    • 5.

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