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A page from Mahler's original score, used at the second performance of the First Symphony in Hamburg in 1893. Used with permission.

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Movement One
"Isn’t This a Splendid World?"

Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony is the story of a young man beginning his journey through life. In fact, it is Mahler himself, looking at the world with wide-eyed wonder. Originally, he titled the first movement “Spring Without End,” for its depiction of the joys of nature.

Guests include:
• Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony and New World Symphony
• Kent Nagano, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Hamburg State Opera and Philharmonic
• William Hudgins, Principal Clarinet, Boston Symphony Orchestra
• Marilyn McCoy, Columbia University, New York
• Caroline Kita, Washington University in St. Louis

James Lurie is the voice of Mahler
Laura Gragtmans is the voice of Natalie Bauer-Lechner


Music used in Episode 1. All titles used with permission.

Symphony No. 1 in D Major: I. Langsam, schleppend ("Slow, dragging")
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Capriccio (C5026)

Symphony No. 1 in D Major: I. Langsam, schleppend ("Slow, dragging")
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by the Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra, conducted by Markus Stenz
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Oehms Classics (OC646)

Symphony No. 1 in D Major: I. Langsam, schleppend ("Slow, dragging")
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
BIS (BIS-2346)

Symphony No. 1 in D Major: I. Langsam, schleppend (Live) ("Slow, dragging")
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by the Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Br-Klassik (900143)

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen: "Ging heut' morgen über’s Feld"
(Songs of a Wayfarer – “I walked across the field this morning”)
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by Christian Gerhaher, with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano
Courtesy of Groupe Analekta, Inc.
Analekta (AN 2 9849)

The Four Seasons – Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV269 "Spring": I. Allegro
By Antonio Vivaldi

Performed by David Juritz with the London Mozart Players
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Nimbus (N16149)

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" II. Scene by the brook: Andante Molto Mosso
By Ludwig van Beethoven

Performed by the Hungarian State Orchestra, conducted by Janos Ferencsik
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Hungaroton (HRC113)

Siegfried, Act II: Forest Murmurs
By Richard Wagner

Performed by the Hong Kong Philharmonic, conducted by Jaap Van Zweden
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Naxos (8.660413-16)