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Mahler's relationship with Vienna begins to chill, as he finds himself a victim of anti-Semitism and targeted by critics of his operatic ambitions. But through his mightiest of symphonies he also draws closer than ever to his young wife Alma. With Donald Macleod.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Alma Mahler

    Laue Sommernacht

    Performer: Iris Vermillion (mezzo-soprano), Cord Garben (piano)

    • CPO 9994552.
    • 3.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Das Klagende Lied (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Marina Shaguch (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Moser (tenor), San Francisco Symphony Chorus, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    • RCA 09026 68599 2.
    • 2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ruckert Lieder: Ich bin der Welt abghanden gekommen

    Performer: Stephan Genz (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 67392.
    • 16.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no 8 (Part 1)

    Performer: Soloists, City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus, Toronto Children’s Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 5579452.
    • 1 to 8.

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