The principal work on today's program is the Second Symphony of Gustav Mahler. This majestic work sets the pattern for those symphonies following with the inclusion of a choral segment. Mahler was no stranger to choral works and he wrote most of his lyrics himself instead of borrowing from one of the classics poets. So here goes:
Cello Concerto in C minor, RV 402 by Antonio Vivaldi performed by Ofra Harnoy - cello; Paul Robinson conducting the Toronto Chamber Orchestra
Symphony No. 2 in C minor - "Resurrection" of Gustav Mahler. Featuring Eva Martin, Jessye Norman - sopranos with Lorin Maazel ocnducting the Vienna Symphony Orchesta and Vienna State Opera Choir.
Sonata for flute, viola and harp (1916) by Claude Debussy with Pascal Rogé - flute; Bruno Pasquier - viola; Frédérique Cambreling - harp
Nobilissima Visioni - suite by Paul Hindemith. Herbert Blomstedt conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in G, Op. 61 "Mozartiana" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Sir Neville Marriner and the Radio-Sinfonie Stuttgart
Piano Trio No. 1 in G mnor, Op. Posth. of Sergei Rachmaninov performed by The Borodin Trio
Serenade in D minor, Op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar performed by Sir John Barbirolli and the Sinfonia of London