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07 Apr 2011

Sir Simon Rattle on performing Mahler’s symphonies (Part 2) (11 min.)

Among other things, the second part of the interview with Sir Simon Rattle about the performance of the complete Mahler symphonies looks at Sir Simon’s first encounters with these works in his youth. Another important theme is the programmatic approach of this cycle – the coupling of the symphonies with other works to which there is a conceptual or tonal relationship. Finally, Simon Rattle considers the question of why Mahler’s success as a composer took so long.

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