Composer of the Week: Mahler

In Charge in Vienna

Episode 3 In Charge in Vienna



The composer lands the most important job of his career - director of the Vienna Court Opera -but his conducting duties often prevent him from writing music. Yet during the summer, in his woodland hut on the banks of Lake Attersee in Austria, he creates some of his most enduring symphonies. Presented by Donald Macleod. Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G (2nd mvt). Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell. In diesem Wetter (Kindertotenlieder). Hermann Prey (baritone), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink. Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor (1st mvt). Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein. Fünf Rückert-Lieder. Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), NDR Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner.

Cast & Crew

Producer Callum Thomson