Mahler’s Legacy

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“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. 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 one of our foremost Mahler authorities.

This ground-breaking program will captivate music lovers.

Symphony No. 1. Bavarian Radio Symphony. Rafael Kubelik. Deutsche Grammophon 463 738-2.

Symphony No. 2. Vienna Philharmonic. Vienna Singverein. Gilbert Kaplan. Latonia Moore, Nadja Michael. Deutsche Grammophon 474 380-2.

Symphony No. 3. Bavarian Radio Symphony. Rafael Kubelik. Bavarian Radio Chorus and Tölzer Children’s Choir. Marjorie Thomas. Deutsche Grammophon 463 738-2.

Symphony No 4. Cleveland Orchestra. George Szell. Judith Raskin Sony 46535.

Symphony No. 5. Bavarian Radio Symphony. Rafael Kubelik. Deutsche Grammophon 463 738-2. Adagietto movement. London Symphony. Gilbert Kaplan. Conifer Classics 75605 51277.

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 Singverein, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Boys Choir. Leonard Bernstein. Margaret Price, Judith Blegen, Gerti Zeumer, Trudeliese Schmidt, Agnes Baltsa, Kenneth Riegel, Hermann Prey, José 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.