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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.


Movement Two
"All Music Proceeds from the Dance"

In the second movement of his First Symphony, Gustav Mahler draws upon the dance music of his youth. As his mood becomes more exuberant, so too, does the music.

Guests include:
• Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony and New World Symphony
• Kent Nagano, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Hamburg State Opera and Philharmonic
• Philip V. Bohlman, University of Chicago
• Marilyn McCoy, Columbia University, New York
• 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 2. All titles used with permission.

Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan"; II. Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
("Vigorously animated, but not too fast")
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, conducted by François-Xavier Roth
SWR Classic (CD93.294)
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.

Symphony No. 1 in D Major: II. Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
("Vigorously animated, but not too fast")
By Gustav Mahler

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

Lieder Und Gesänge aus Der Jugendzeit, Book 1: No. 3 "Hans und Grethe"
("Hansel and Gretel")
By Gustav Mahler

Performed by Virpi Raisanen, with Marita Viitasalo
Ondine (ODE1208-2)
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.

“An Der Schönen, Blauen Donau,” Op. 314
(“The Beautiful Blue Danube”)
By Johann Strauss II

Performed by the Strauss Festival Orchestra, conducted by Ondrej Lenard
Naxos (8.556802)
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.

Moments Musicaux, D. 780: 1. Moderato
By Franz Schubert

Performed by Shai Wosner
Onyx Classics (ONYX4136)
Courtesy of Onyx Classics

Waltz No. 6 in D-Flat Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (Minute)
By Frédéric Chopin

Performed by Alex Szilasi, Piano
Hungaroton (HCD32468)
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.

13 Ländler
By Franz Schubert

Performed by Vassily Primakov, Piano
Bridge Records (Bridge 9327)
Courtesy of Bridge Records, Inc.

6 German Dances, K. 606: No. 1 in B-Flat Major
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performed by the Camerata Salzburg, conducted by Sandor Vegh
Capriccio (C10376)
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.

Harter Ländler
Performed by Tiroler Tanzgeiger
From the album "Wedding in Ziller Valley - The Tirolean Tanzgeiger - 25 years"
Courtesy of ASR Aktiv Sound Records

Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14, H. 48, Allegro Non Troppo
By Hector Berlioz

Performed by the Lyon National Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin
Naxos (8.572886)
Courtesy of Naxos of America, Inc.