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Symphonic statements from Mozart, Mahler and Shostakovich

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Eric T. Williams
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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.

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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