Mahler Symphony No. 9
Marin Alsop, conductor
Mahler’s magnificent Ninth Symphony depicts the composer’s epic battle between his passionate love for life and the dread of death, particularly on Mahler’s mind since Beethoven, Schubert and Bruckner had been unable to survive past their ninth symphonies. Marin Alsop conducts this glorious work, a vivid testament to the power of a live concert experience.