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Donald charts Mahler's final turbulent years, beginning with part of a BBC radio programme which Alma Mahler kept away from public ears for many years after her husband's death.

No wonder Mahler turned to Sigmund Freud for help - his wife's infidelity was laid bare and his health was deteriorating. Donald Macleod charts Mahler's final turbulent years, beginning with part of a BBC radio programme which Alma Mahler kept away from public ears for many years after her husband's death.

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Fri 3 Jun 2011 12:00

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Music Played

  • Alma Mahler

    In meines Vaters Garten

    Performer: Iris Vermillion (mezzo-soprano), Cord Garben (piano)

    • CPO 9994552.
    • 2.
  • Alma Mahler

    Ekstasse

    Performer: Christian Elsner (tenor), Cord Garben (piano)

    • CPO 9994552.
    • 11.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no.10 compl Cooke 4th mvt

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10456.
    • 4.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no.9 – Finale (Adagio)

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 5012282 CD2.
    • 2.

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