Sir Simon Rattle has been an advocate of the Deryck Cooke performing version of Mahler’s Tenth since he was in his 20s and has probably conducted it more than any other maestro.
In his most recent performance with the London Symphony Orchestra – a stunner – he conducted the huge symphony from memory.
The symphony begins at 1:37:05.
Earlier, at 1:11:00, Rattle argues authoritatively that Mahler’s 10th ‘was written from beginning to end by Mahler: we have every single bar.’ It contains, says Rattle, ‘his profoundest and most moving finale.’
He ads: ‘I get angry when people say he didn’t complete it.’
The slightly irritating backstage presenter keeps using the word ‘controversial’ for anything she cannot understand.
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