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18 Feb 2011

Sir Simon Rattle on performing Mahler’s symphonies (Part 1) (11 min.)

On the occasion of the performance of the complete symphonies of Gustav Mahler, Sir Simon Rattle talks about the music and the characteristics of their interpretation. In addition, he explores the Mahler tradition of the Berliner Philharmoniker which took shape in particular under Claudio Abbado. He also describes his encounter with Herbert von Karajan and what advice the old master gave him along the way.

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