Like other classical composers, Gustav Mahler achieved many of his professional successes in Vienna, the focus of Carnegie Hall’s 2014 Vienna: City of Dreams festival. It was in the Austrian city that he served as director of what is now known as the Vienna State Opera and regularly conducted its ensemble of instrumentalists, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Decades after Mahler’s death in 1911, Leonard Bernstein established himself as the ultimate champion of Mahler’s works, becoming the first conductor to record all of the composer’s symphonies. In this performance from 1973 filmed in Vienna’s Musikverein, Bernstein leads the Vienna Philharmonic in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with soprano soloist Edith Mathis.
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