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Comedian Kieran Hodgson, as self-described 'musical educator and inspiration' Ralph Lewis, presents the music of Mahler, with help from John Sessions and Colin Hoult.

Critically-acclaimed comedian Kieran Hodgson is joined by John Sessions and Colin Hoult, in the second of a new series of comedy intros to the great composers. Can self-described 'music educator and inspiration' Ralph Lewis, the man behind 'In the Bedroom with Brahms' and 'Eating 5 A Day The Elgar Way'persuade self-confessed 'enemy of culture' Paul, that Mahler's worth a listen, and not just a load of old cowbells.

Written and starring Kieran Hodgson
With Colin Hoult and John Sessions
Producer: Sam Ward
A BBC Studios Production.

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14 minutes

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.2, 'The Resurrection', 5th Movement

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Otto Klemperer.
    • Mahler: Symphony Number 2.
    • EMI.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.6, 'The Tragic', Andante

    Performer: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • CBS MasterworksAlbum: Mahler Symphonies Number 6 & 8.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.10, 1st Movement

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Mahler 10.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.10, 5th Movement (completed by Deryck Cooke)

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Mahler 10.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.9, 4th MovementPerformer: New Philharmonia Orchestra

    Conductor: Otto Klemperer.
    • Mahler: Symphony Number 9.
    • EMI.

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