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Film: Conductor Xian Zhang on Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde


Conductor Xian Zhang on Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde

Mahler’s The Song of the Earth is an hour-long, soul-searching journey in the company of a composer examining his own mortality and love for life from all angles. While we can’t perform it for you in person, conductor Xian Zhang spoke to us about the challenges of conducting the piece, as well as her time learning her craft under the tuition of Lorin Maazel.