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Introducing Mahler Symphony No. 5

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Host: Jeremy Barham | Documentary written by Martin Feil, Directed by Angelika Stiehler, Produced by Paul Smaczny &amp | Günter Atteln | Performance recorded live at the 2004 Lucerne Festival, Directed by Michael Beyer, Produced by Paul Smaczny
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado

Introducing Masterpieces of Classical Music is an informative and entertaining guide to some of the most important symphonic works of music history. As well as featuring a complete concert performance, it also includes an insightful documentary, in which an expert presenter guides the viewer through the structure of the music. Well-known scholar Jeremy Barham discusses Mahler’s life and the circumstances surrounding the composition of the Fifth Symphony. Footage of the beautiful Wörthersee in Austria (where Mahler wrote the symphony), quotations from contemporaries, as well as plentiful musical examples all help to illuminate the meaning of this enigmatic masterpiece.


Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
95 mins
Details running time
68 mins (documentary), 27 mins (performance)
English,German, French, Spanish
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English, French, German
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