Oskar Fried conducting Mahler in 1936

Arbiter Records have released a CD of a live recording of Oskar Fried conducting Von der Schönheit from Das Lied von der Erde in 1936 (with Astra Desmond, alto, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra).

Fried’s relationship with Mahler is outlined in the comprehensive liner notes.

“And I confess I liked him immediately.” (Oskar Fried on Gustav Mahler)

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