Mahler in America

Studio 360

This year symphonies around the world are celebrating the 150th birthday of Gustav Mahler. The composer's path to success was a bumpy one. After he made his American debut at Carnegie Hall in 1908, and a year later he was hired to conduct the New York Philharmonic. But Mahler soon fell out of favor in New York, and died suddenly. Studio 360's Eric Molinsky looks into the rumors swirling around the composer's New York years and the torment he endured.