Mahler in America
Friday, January 18, 2008
One hundred years ago, in January 1908, the composer Gustav Mahler made his American debut at Carnegie Hall. A year later, he was leading the New York Philharmonic, turning it into a world-class ensemble. But Mahler soon fell out of favor in New York, and died suddenly. Eric Molinsky looks into the rumors swirling around the composer’s New York years and the torment he endured.
FidelioArtist: NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo ToscaniniAlbum: Beethoven FidelioLabel: RCA
Symphony No. 8Artist: New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard BernsteinAlbum: Bernstein Century: MahlerLabel: Sony