“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.
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Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety
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All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.