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Symphonic statements from Mozart, Mahler and Shostakovich

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Michael Stern conducts Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in Helzberg Hall - February of 2020.

This week we'll hear major musical statements by Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Dimitri Shostakovich that showcase symphonic form in full bloom. Co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies will put each work in its artistic and historical context.

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

"Blumine" from Symphony No. 1
by Gustav Mahler
Ascher Fisch, guest conductor
Live performance, May 2013

Symphony No. 39 in Eb Major, K. 543
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Live performance, Febrary 2020

Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
by Dimitri Shostakovich
Carlos Miguel Prieto, guest conductor
Live performance, November 2011

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