Bernstein conducts Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
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 early Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen ("Songs of a Wayfarer"). The composer's earliest song cycle, it was written between 1883 and 1885 and reflected Mahler's passion for a singer he had fallen in love with at the time. First composed in a version with piano and orchestrated in the following decade, it is closely related in terms of melodic material to the First Symphony, composed in 1888.
- Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
- Wiener Philharmoniker
- Leonard Bernstein