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Exploring the poignancy and humanity of Janáček and Mahler

Composers Leoš Janáček and Gustav Mahler
Composers Leoš Janáček and Gustav Mahler

Classical KC celebrates the July birthdays of Leoš Janáček and Gustav Mahler. We'll hear Kansas City Symphony performances of Janáček's eerie tone poem The Fiddler's Child and Gustav Mahler's last fully completed work, his Symphony No. 9 in D Major.

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.


Dan Margolies
Michael Stern


The Fiddler's Child
by Leoš Janáček
Live performance, February 2020

Symphony No. 9 in D Major
by Gustav Mahler
Live performance, January 2014

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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