The music of Gustav Mahler—who was born 150 years ago and died a century ago—is the centerpiece of Hampson’s 2010-11 season. Hampson will perform Mahler’s music in 50 recital and concert programs with some of the world’s greatest orchestras and leading conductors. A film crew has been following Hampson throughout his Mahler odyssey, preparing a documentary about composer’s life and music that will be broadcast this spring in Europe.
Hampson will release a new recording of Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn on December 21. You can preview the new release in its as part of NPR Music’s “First Listen” series (Dec 13 – 21.)