“The symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything,” said Gustav Mahler. And in his heartfelt Symphony No. 4, he reveals his world through the innocence of a child. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler’s heart-rending Fourth Symphony. Jean-Yves Thibaudet returns for Leonard Bernstein’s Second Symphony, capturing the anxiety of its time in music that veers between symphony and concerto.
San Francisco Symphony
Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety
Symphony No. 4
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