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Proms 2013 Proms Plus Literary

Proms Plus Literary
Proms Plus Literary
17:45 Mon 15 Jul 2013 Royal College of Music
Conductor Kenneth Woods introduces a selection of readings about Gustav Mahler, including the composer’s letters, reviews and biographies. Rana Mitter presents.
Conductor Kenneth Woods introduces a selection of readings about Gustav Mahler, including the composer’s letters, reviews and biographies. Rana Mitter presents.

About this event

Mahler in Words: conductor, music blogger and rock guitarist Kenneth Woods busts some popular Mahler myths in conversation with Rana Mitter.  Actor Nicholas Boulton reads extracts from his passionate and sometimes monstrous letters to Alma.  The stormy angst-ridden man of popular perception had a very different side to him according to Kenneth and a rare audio recording provides a chance to hear a first-hand account of what he was like from a musician who actually worked under him.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Royal College of Music as the first of this year's Literary Proms Plus events.