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Gustav Mahler. Sketches for Symphony no. 3 in D minor: 1895.
Memorial Library of Music, MLM/8/631.
Courtesy of the Department of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries.

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Movement One
"Pan Awakes and Summer Marches In"

Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony is the story of creation, with each movement a higher rung on the ladder of consciousness. It begins with lifeless matter and the struggle for life to emerge, portrayed as a musical battle between winter and summer.

James Lurie as the voice of Gustav Mahler
Paul Hecht as the voice of Friedrich Nietzsche
Laura Gragtmans as the voice of Natalie Bauer-Lechner

Guests include:
• Andrew Bain, Principal Horn, Los Angeles Philharmonic
• Carter Brey, Principal Cello, New York Philharmonic
• Ioannis Konstantakos, University of Athens, Greece
• Christopher Martin, Principal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic
• Albrecht Mayer, Principal Oboe, Berlin Philharmonic
• Marilyn McCoy, Columbia University, New York
• Kent Nagano, General Music Director of the Hamburg State Opera, and Chief Conductor of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra
• Toby Oft, Principal Trombone, Boston Symphony Orchestra
• Dominic Seldis, Principal Bass, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam Michael
• Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director Laureate of the San Francisco Symphony, Conductor Laureate of the London Symphony Orchestra, and Artistic Director Laureate of the New World Symphony


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

Symphony No. 3 in D Minor: I. Kraftig - Entschieden
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Ivan Fischer
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Channel Classics (CCS SA 38817

Symphony No. 3 in D Minor: I. Kraftig - Entschieden
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by the Gurzenich-Orchester Köln, conducted by Markus Stenz
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Oehms (OC648)

Symphony No. 3 in D Minor: I. Kraftig - Entschieden
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Courtesy of SONY Music
Sony Classical (S2K 60250)

Daphnis et Chloe: Part III: Chloe Figure la Jeune Nymphe Errant das la Prairie
By Maurice Ravel

Performed by the Lyon National Orchestra, conducted by Jun Märkl
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Naxos (8.501055)

Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
By Claude Debussy

Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by François-Xavier Roth
Courtesy of LSO Live
LSO Live (LSO0821)

Grande Symphonie Funebre et Triomphale, Op. 15: II. Oraison Funebre
By Hector Berlioz

Performed by The Wallace Collection, conducted by John Wallace
Nimbus (NI5175)

The Rite of Spring, Pt. 1 “Adoration of the Earth”: No. 6, Dance of the Earth
By Igor Stravinsky

Performed by the Seattle Symphony, conducted by Gerard Schwarz
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.
Naxos (8.571223)

Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale
By Camille Saint-Saëns

Performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James DePriest
BIS (BIS-555 CD)