Music Monday: Gustav Mahler’s “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”

One of the pieces that first got me into Mahler, performed beautifully by Janet Baker and the Halle Orchestra led by John Barbirolli.

David Attenborough talked about this piece on Desert Island Discs, saying he took this recording with him all over the world. His favorite experience listening to it was on a boat in the Pacific, the waves gently rocking him as he stared up into the soft night sky filled with cartwheeling stars.

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