“Who Is Gustav Mahler?”, a Young People’s Concert by Leonard Bernstein, Reri Grist, Helen Raab, and the New York Philharmonic. This program was originally telecast from Carnegie Hall by CBS on February 7, 1960, at a time when Mahler’s music was still largely unknown to the American concertgoing public. The music heard includes excerpts from Mahler’s Second and Fourth Symphonies, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, and Das Lied von der Erde:
To read Bernstein’s script, go here.
(This is the latest in a series of arts- and history-related videos that appear in this space each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)