Examining Gustav Mahler's life from the 1890s to his death in 1911 at age 51. Included: Symphonies 5 through 10; the Rückert songs; and "Song of the Earth." Also: Host Michael Tilson Thomas explains Mahler's influence on him.
The Season 3 opener focuses on Gustav Mahler, chronicling his life from childhood to his emergence as a conductor. Also: how and why his groundbreaking First Symphony, which debuted in 1888 Budapest, shocked the audience.