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From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Riccardo Chailly conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Mahler's Tenth Symphony, completed by musicologist Deryck Cooke.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Riccardo Chailly conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Mahler's Tenth Symphony, left unfinished at his death but triumphantly premiered at the 1964 Proms in a 'performing version' prepared by musicologist Deryck Cooke and Berthold Goldschmidt.

Written in the shadow of failing health and a collapsing marriage to his young wife Alma, Mahler scribbled notes in the margins of the manuscript - at one point he wrote 'to live for you, to die for you' and over the tender, peaceful ending, when he seems to have come to some resolution, he wrote just one word 'Almschi' - his nickname for his wife.

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

Mahler, compl. Cooke: Symphony No 10.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Mon 7 Sep 2009 20:15

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