Gustav Mahler was a Bohemian composer in the Romantic Era. He began playing piano at a young age, but really made a name for himself as a skilled conductor. His music stands out mostly for his intense emotional contrast within his pieces.
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Who Is Gustav Mahler, Young People’s Concert
New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein
Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein conducting
The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester with Herbert Blomstedt and Christian Gerhaher performs “Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht” and “Ging heut Morgen übers Feld” from the “Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen” by Gustav Mahler
Live recording at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms on September 1st 2010.
Jessye Norman sings “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”
This is the fifth of Mahler’s five Ruckert-Lieder, recorded at Avery Fisher Hall with Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic. Performed at the opening of the 1989-90 season.
Symphony No.9, conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor Leonard Bernstein, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Christa Ludwig (contralto solo), the Vienna State Opera Chorus and the Vienna Boys Choir playing the Symphony No. 3 of Gustav Mahler
Great feature of russian Maestro Valery Gergiev with the World Orchestra for Peace, conducting Mahler’s 5th Symphony at BBC Proms 2010.
Symphony No. 6 “Tragic”
Conductor : Lorin Maazel, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Symphony No.1 “The Titan”
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein