American Public Media's Performance Today just posted Mahler's 5th symphony, in its entirety, plus 2 encores, played by the Pgh. Symphony Orchestra in Berlin. Lovely performance and good sound from Digital Concert Hall, the Berlin Phil's online producer. The reason for the gift to us:
"The 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 is of great global importance. For the people of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, they have a very special place: one of the four planes crashed in a field near Pittsburgh after passengers on board intervened. These brave men gave their lives for the lives of others. To you and all the victims of September 11, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra dedicates this global stream of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 from the Berlin Philharmonic."
And NY Phil broadcast Mahler 2 to mark the occasion.
I wonder if any dance companies would ever even think of doing something like this...
Pittsburgh Sym. in Berlin
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