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'An anticipation of the life to come': Mahler's 'Tragic' Symphony

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Michael Stern leads an expanded Kansas City Symphony for a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 6 in Helzberg Hall, January 2013.

Michael Stern and Dan Margolies are your guides for the human and musical drama of Mahler's monumental Sixth Symphony. Plus Franz Liszt's majestic Les préludes.

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

Les préludes - Symphonic Poem No. 3
by Franz Liszt
Live performance, October 2013

Symphony No. 6 in A Minor, “Tragic”
by Gustav Mahler
Live performance, January 2013

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A Kansas City Symphony percussionist prepares to deliver a hammer blow in the final movement of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 6, January 2013

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