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Darkness And Light With Mahler And Debussy

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Composers Gustav Mahler and Claude Debussy

This week we'll hear a performance of Gustav Mahler's epic Symphony No. 7, plus a colorful orchestration of Debussy's En blanc et noir with guest conductor Jun Märkl. Hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies will enlighten each piece with historical context and musical connections.

An agreement with the Kansas City Symphony allows us to share audio for this program up to four weeks after the program's original air date. You can listen to currently available episodes here.

Hosts

Michael Stern
Dan Margolies

Program

En blanc et noir
by Claude Debussy
arranged for orchestra by Robin Holloway
Jun Märkl, guest conductor
Live performance, February 2017

Symphony No. 7
by Gustav Mahler
Live performance, January 2018

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