Mahler Symphony No 9
Ian Skelly introduces Mahler's Symphony No 9 performed by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons, in a concert recorded in Munich in October. Mahler's last symphony was written at a challenging time in the composer's life when his daughter had recently died and his own health was beginning to fail. The act of writing it, according to Mahler, gave him a new thirst for life.
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 9
Bavrarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons (conductor).