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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 Three
"The Huntsman's Funeral"

Early audiences found the third movement of Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony grotesque, macabre and unsettling. Inspired by an engraving entitled “The Huntsman’s Funeral,” Mahler juxtaposes death with humor, incorporating a popular children's melody—a brilliant touch that still delights and spooks audiences today.

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"The Huntsman's Funeral" woodcut by Moritz von Schwind, 1850

Guests include:
• William Hudgins, Principal Clarinet, Boston Symphony Orchestra
• Dominic Seldis, Principal Bass, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
• Marilyn McCoy, Columbia University, New York
• Philip V. Bohlman, University of Chicago
• Christian Glanz, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

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


Music used in Episode 3. All titles used with permission.

Symphony No. 1 in D Major: III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
("Solemn and measured, without 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: III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
("Solemn and measured, without dragging")
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pierre Boulez
Courtesy of Universal Music Group
Deutsche Grammophon (459610)

Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan": III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen (Arr. U. Caine for Jazz Ensemble)
("Solemn and measured, without dragging")
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by the Uri Caine Ensemble
Courtesy of Winter & Winter GmbH
Winter & Winter GmbH (910 004-2)

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen: “Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz”
(Songs of a Wayfarer – “The two blue eyes of my beloved”)
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)