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Thread #172022   Message #4194223
Posted By: DaveRo
24-Dec-23 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: BBC TV This week
Subject: RE: BBC TV This week
Bernstein Night BBC 4 10th December 2023

This was couple of weeks ago, available on iPayer until mid-January. It's all worth watching (apart from the Levin interview) though some clips were repeated in several programmes; I began to feel quite sorry for José Carreras!

But if you're into Mahler I particularly enjoyed Bernstein on Mahler

This is Bernstein in full pedagogical mode, explaining how the folk tales of Des Knaben Wunderhorn became a song cycle, and was reworked into the syphonies. Also how Mahler's suppressed jewishness influenced his music. Not all talking - lots of music!