The San Francisco Symphony's GRAMMY®-winning Mahler recording cycle, launched in 2001 on its own SFS Media label, comes to a close this season with this release, focusing on Mahler's songs with orchestra. The album features Susan Graham performing the Rückert-Lieder and Thomas Hampson performing the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. The release coincides with a worldwide celebration of the music of Mahler - 2010 is the 150th anniversary of Mahler's birth, and 2011 marks the 100th year of Mahler's death. Michael Tilson Thomas' Mahler cycle has won seven GRAMMY® Awards, including three for Best Classical Album. The San Francisco Symphony will commemorate the completion of their ambitious recording cycle by introducing a boxed set of the complete recordings and, for the collector, a deluxe, limited edition version of the set on vinyl. Further details about these collections will be forthcoming.