Gustav and Alma Mahler

June 10, 2017, 4:30 pm

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Larry offers a sampling of recordings by eminent Mahler interpreters Maureen Forrester, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Kathleen Ferrier, and Fritz Wunderlich, as well as an unexpected and hilarious tribute to Alma Mahler.



Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde, “Der Trunkene im Fruhling”
Fritz Wunderlich with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Otto Klemperer
Recorded in London
EMI 5 85747 2

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” “Urlicht”
Brigitte Fassbender with the London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski
Recorded in London in 1974

Mahler: Ruckert Lieder: “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”
Kathleen Ferrier with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Bruno Walter Recorded in Vienna in 1952
DECCA 478 3606

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn, “Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen”
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf with Geoffrey Parsons, piano
Recorded in London in 1968
EMI CDM 7 63654 2

Lehrer: “Alma”
Tom Lehrer, self-accompanied
Recorded at The Hungry I in San Francisco in 1965