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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra percussionist John Locke stands beside conductor Marin Alsop, who holds the giant hammer Gustav Mahler includes in his Sixth Symphony. Izabel Zambrzycki/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Hammered: Pounding Out The Excess In Mahler's Sixth Symphony

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William Schimmel distills Mahler's lengthy Ninth Symphony down to under seven minutes. Illustration by Joan Chiverton hide caption

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Illustration by Joan Chiverton

A Mahler Symphony Squeezed In A Squeezebox

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Members of the ensemble So Percussion join conductor Gustavo Dudamel for the U.S. premiere of David Lang's man made at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Doriane Raiman/for NPR Music hide caption

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LA Philharmonic In Concert: Dudamel, Mahler And New Music

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Gustav Mahler wanted each of his symphonies to contain a world of emotions and ideas. Library of Congress hide caption

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A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

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Composer Peter Lieberson wrote his Neruda Songs for his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Johansen Krause/Peter Lieberson hide caption

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Measures Of Affection: Five Musical Love Letters

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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the L.A. Philharmonic in a rehearsal of Mahler's Symphony No. 4, on tour last month in Caracas, Venezuela. Brian Lauritzen/KUSC hide caption

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Mahler For The People: The L.A. Philharmonic In Caracas

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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel is making his maiden voyage into movie theaters across the country. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic hide caption

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Courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic