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Darkness And Light With Mahler And Debussy

Composers Gustav Mahler and Claude Debussy
Moritz Näher / Atelier Nadar
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.

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Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


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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Dan Margolies has been a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, and KCUR Public Radio. He retired as a reporter in December 2022 after a 37-year journalism career.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at