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Composer Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911), whose music plays a key role in the Oscar-nominated film Tar. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Composer Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911), whose music plays a key role in the Oscar-nominated film Tar.

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Updated Feb. 2, 2023: Mahler is having a moment. With the composer's 5th Symphony at the center of the movie Tár, now is a good time to dive into his massive, emotionally diverse symphonic world, with performances by Marin Alsop, Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Abbado and others.


Need a deep discovery experience? Try 1000 years of music in this playlist from NPR Classical's Tom Huizenga, which explores everything from new releases to old favorites, and classics from the dawn of the recording era. Our mantra: Bach, Beethoven, before and beyond.

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