The L.A. Philharmonic made its 300th+ appearance for CAMA Santa Barbara with a program of early works by Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler, featuring Gustavo Dudamel and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung. It was an interesting switch to have 2 symphonies by Schubert and four Lieder, “Songs of a Wayfarer,” by Mahler, since Schubert wrote over 600 secular vocal works (mostly Lieder) and Mahler is best known for his symphonic compositions. Maestro Dudamel and the orchestra gave spirited and precise performances of Schubert’s 1st and 2nd symphonies and Michelle DeYoung was forceful and engaging singing Mahler’s 4 songs. In fact, Mahler’s first composition was a Lieder and he composed quite a few more songs with orchestra, but he really shone in orchestral works. The two men bookended the Romantic period, and here were their contributions to two significant parts of that iconic era of classical music.