Afternoon on 3 - Mahler - Conductor and Arranger - Episode 1
In his lifetime Mahler was more famous as a conductor than as a composer and today's programme, presented by Louise Fryer, begins with the work he conducted the most often. While he was working in New York he conducted the second performance of Rachmaninov's 3rd Piano Concerto - with the composer as soloist. The programme ends with Mahler's own 7th Symphony, which he conducted five times. Wagner: Prelude - Die Meistersinger BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Gunther Herbig, conductor Beethoven: Symphony No.7 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christoph König, conductor Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 Nicholas Angelich (piano) Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra Myung-Whun Chung, conductor Mahler: Symphony No.7 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Simon Rattle, conductor.