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A Mahler Documentary "The Little Drummer Boy" Leonard Bernstein [DVD]

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Work(s)
>Mahler, Gustav : Das Knaben Wunderhorn
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

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This television essay from 1985 was written by Leonard Bernstein to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Gustav Mahler's birth. The essay features Bernstein talking, playing and conducting various orchestras (Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker) and soloists (Janet Baker, Christa Ludwig, Edith Mathis, Lucia Popp, Walton Groenroos) in performances spanning 17 years. Bernstein examines the roots of Gustav Mahler's inspiration, featuring music from the nine symphonies, The Song of the Earth and the Wunderhorn Cycle.

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Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: USA



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Works Details

>Mahler, Gustav : Work(s)
  • Performers: Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano); Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano); Edith Mathis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mahler, Gustav : Das Knaben Wunderhorn :: Excerpt(s)
  • Performers: Walton Grönroos (Baritone); Lucia Popp (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic