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The Interlochen Collection: Mahler's 'The Titan'

Musicians in the World Youth Symphony Orchestra perform in the summer of 1987
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Benjamin Zander conducting the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra

Revisit a July 1987 World Youth Symphony Orchestra performance of Gustav Mahler's first symphony.

This week on the Interlochen Collection, it’s a “titan” of an episode.

Revisit a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 1, nicknamed "The Titan," from the summer of 1987.

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Gustav Mahler, Symphony no. 1 “The Titan”
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Zander, conductor
July 5, 1987

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks to generous support from our listeners, The Association for Recorded Sound Collections and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Monica Yost helped produce this episode.

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