Haitink Conducts Mahler's Ninth Symphony
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Tune in at 9 pm Thursday to hear guest conductor Bernard Haitink lead the New York Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony No. 9, the final work the composer completed before his death at the age of 50.
Often considered his most personal work, Symphony No. 9 was called a meditation on death by Leonard Bernstein: it shows Mahler coming to terms with his own mortality; the recent death of his daughter; and the demise of tonality.
Alec Baldwin hosts.
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Conductor: Bernard Haitink