Experience and enjoy in a completely new way the great works of classical music, from the Baroque to the modern period, thanks to a series of 20 audio-visual concert guides, Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music.
The Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler is arguably the best known Mahler symphony. The musical canvas and emotional scope of the work are huge. Herbert von Karajan said once that when you hear Mahler's Fifth, "you forget that time has passed. A great performance of the Fifth is a transforming experience."
The English lecturer and musician Jeremy Barham introduces the work at the piano and reflects on the secrets of the composition.
Lucerne Festival 2005
Lucerne Festival 2004
Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, Simon Rattle and Bernard Haitink
A documentary based on his 9th Symphony
Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music