Classics of the Phonograph

Mahler’s Third Symphony

Gustav Mahler in 1892

Gustav Mahler in 1892 By E. Bieber - Kohut, Adolph (1900) "Gustav Mahler" in Berühmte israelitische Männer und Frauen in der Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit (Volume 1 ed.), Leipzig, Germany: Druck und Verlag von A. H. Payne, pp. p. 143 Retrieved o

With the appearance of the long playing record in the late 1940s, the recording of the long symphonies of Gustav Mahler and Anton Bruckner became possible. By 1950, not all the symphonies of Mahler had appeared on records. But in Vienna in 1952, the conductor F. Charles Adler, who, in his youth, had worked with Mahler, recorded Mahler's Third Symphony for the first time.

On this week’s Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM 90.9, we will play excerpts of this historic recording.