Daniel Harding in conversation with Rachel Helleur (17 min.)
The Berliner Philharmoniker are well acquainted with Daniel Harding, ever since his debut here at the age of just 21. The former assistant to Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle shares with the two of them their great passion for Mahler’s music, especially his last works. Music lovers debate about the “performing version” of the Tenth Symphony, which the composer did not live to complete. Harding, in contrast, is among the proponents of Deryck Cooke’s completion using Mahler’s sketches, as he explains in the interval discussion with cellist Rachel Helleur.