Mahler's Legacy, Part II

Part I aired on July 3, 2011

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Sunday, August 07, 2011

An acclaimed special edition of “Mad About Music” commemorating the 100th anniversary of Mahler's death.

“My Time Will Come.” 
It sure has. It would be hard to name a composer more popular today than Gustav Mahler or one whose music delivers a more emotional wallop. On “Mahler’s Legacy”, a special edition of “Mad About Music”, host Gilbert Kaplan explores, with more than 50 musical excerpts, just what is it about Mahler’s music that confronts us so powerfully; that touches us in such a personal way. 
“A Symphony Must be like the World, it Must Embrace Everything.” 
And Mahler’s symphonies do. Every emotion possible appears in Mahler’s music – hope, despair, yearning, love. 
“My Music Contains Everything I have Experienced and Endured.” 
Mahler drew on his inner world to express intense feelings in music. “Mahler’s Legacy” sweeps up the joy, the tragedy, the sheer life of Mahler’s tale – as told by Gilbert Kaplan, host of “Mad About Music” and one of our foremost Mahler authorities. 

Program Details
Symphony No. 6. London Philharmonic. Klaus Tennstedt. EMI CDC 7 470512.
Symphony No. 7. Chicago Symphony. James Levine. RCA RCD24581.
Symphony No. 8. Vienna Philharmonic. Vienna SingvereinVienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Boys Choir. Leonard Bernstein. Margaret PriceJudith BlegenGerti ZeumerTrudeliese SchmidtAgnes BaltsaKenneth RiegelHermann PreyJosé Van Dam. Deutsche Grammophon 459 096 2.
Symphony No. 9. Berlin Philharmonic. Herbert von Karajan. Deutsche Grammophon 439024-2.
Symphony No. 10. St. Louis Symphony. Leonard Slatkin. RCA B000003FX7.
Das Lied von der Erde. New Philharmonia. Otto Klemperer. Christa Ludwig. Fritz Wunderlich. EMI B000TENNTM.
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. “Songs of a Wayfarer” (“Song of the Earth”). Bavarian Radio Symphony. Rafael Kubelik. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Deutsche Grammophon 463 516-2.
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen („I am Lost to the World“). Berlin Philharmonic. Karl Böhm. Fischer-Dieskau. Deutsche Grammophon. Deutsche Grammophon 463 516-2.
Piano Quartet.  Domus. Virgin 7243 5 61615 2.

Comments [5]

Frederick Willman from Madison, WI.

It is September 4 at 8:38 pm central time, and 9:38 for QXR. I am listening to Mad About Music and I don't see what you're playing.

1. My first question is, Why does your "What's On" box on the right say say your Mad About Music started at 8 pm--EDT presumably. It should say 9 m, [EDT], right?

2. How do I know what I am listening to? If I hit the playlist, the screen does not show what you you are telling me I am hearing.

And I must add, generally, unless I "refresh" often, I find get a list from six hours before.

I must say with much regret your site remains for me the most baffling of any on the web I've encountered. Is there no talent in the city that can't you make your site and schedules as simple as BBC's Through the Night? You look at the time, and you know what's playing.

It's a puzzle.

Fred Willman

Sep. 04 2011 09:55 PM


The episode is available to stream now. Enjoy!

Aug. 08 2011 03:48 PM
Edward Crane

What a fabulous show!
World class!
It couldn't have been more interesting or enjoyable.
Brilliant, and thank you!

Aug. 08 2011 08:33 AM

When will this be available for streaming? I was looking forward to listening today, but can find no link to stream it. Aren't programmes usually available the day after broadcast?

Aug. 08 2011 07:38 AM
Raquel from Argentina

Escribo soo español. Soy argentina.

Gracias por brindarnos tanto placer.

Mahler es grandioso!!

Aug. 07 2011 09:20 PM

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