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The world’s first international music festival, and its most renowned, the Salzburg Festival in 2011 continued its decades-long history of producing and presenting great orchestras, soloists, opera and theater in the historic, picturesque Austrian town where Mozart was born.

One of the focuses of last summer’s festival was on the music of Gustav Mahler, and these broadcasts include works by Mahler and his contemporaries Richard Strauss, Alexander von Zemlinsky and Johann Strauss Jr. In addition, we bring you a brilliant recital of works by Kurt Weill, sung by soprano Angela Denoke; chamber music performances by pianist Mitsuko Uchida and others; the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in two performances, including the prize concert for the 2011 Nestlé Young Conductors Award; a solo recital by cellist Yo-Yo Ma; and Riccardo Muti conducting the opera Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi.

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