050: The Prison of Nations

Published in Vienna in 1901, these humorous sketches caricature the conducting style of Gustav Mahler.
Published in Vienna in 1901, these humorous sketches caricature the conducting style of Gustav Mahler.

Austria-Hungary was known as “the prison of nations,” owing to its incorporation of many ethnic groups that would have preferred to be part of their own states. Vienna was a hotbed of anti-Semitism, but also an important cultural center.

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor
Composed in 1869 by Johannes Brahms. Public domain.
Performed by the Fulda Symphonic Orchestra, and used pursuant to an EFF Open Audio License. Details.

Carnival Overture
Composed in 1891 by Antonín Dvořák. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Marine Band. Public domain. Source.

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”
Composed in 1893 by Antonín Dvořák. Public domain.
Performed by the Dupage Symphony Orchestra. Recording used pursuant to a Creative Commons license. Details.

Symphony No. 5
Composed in 1902 by Gustav Mahler. Public domain.
Performed by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Jason Weinberger conducting. Recording used pursuant to a Creative Commons license. Details.

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