Bernstein conducts Mahler: Kindertotenlieder – with Thomas Hampson
Not long before his death, Leonard Bernstein recorded an important complement to his complete filmed survey of Mahler's Symphonies: filmed performances of the composer's three great song cycles, with American baritone Thomas Hampson. Here they present the harrowing Kindertotenlieder ("Songs on the Death of Children"), settings of poems by Friedrich Rückert, written after the death of his two children. Mahler completed them in 1904 and lost one of his own young daughters three years later.
- Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
- Wiener Philharmoniker
- Leonard Bernstein