Performance of Gustav Mahler's Adagietto, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.
Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler was composed in 1901 and 1902, mostly during the summer months at Mahler's holiday cottage at Maiernigg. Among its most distinctive features are the trumpet solo that opens the work with a rhythmic motif similar to the opening of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, the horn solos in the third movement and the frequently performed Adagietto. Leonard Bernstein (/August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, and pianist. He was one of the most significant American cultural personalities of the 20th century.
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