Audio of Michael Gielen conducting Mahler’s Sixth Symphony with SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg during the Salzburg Festival of 2013; on August 21 at the Grosses Festspielhaus.

Audio of Michael Gielen conducting Mahler’s Sixth Symphony with SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg during the Salzburg Festival of 2013; on August 21 at the Grosses Festspielhaus.

Perhaps the most underestimated of the great conductors, Michael Gielen (1927-2019) here leads an uncompromising/penetrating account of Mahler 6, not the only way of interpreting this mighty score, and it wasn’t Gielen’s only way either. Pejoratively, not everyone...
John McCabe (1939-2015) died seven years ago on this date, aged 75. As a tribute here are broadcast performances of his Fourth Symphony, Cello Concerto, and The Chagall Windows. [Plus Haydn.]

John McCabe (1939-2015) died seven years ago on this date, aged 75. As a tribute here are broadcast performances of his Fourth Symphony, Cello Concerto, and The Chagall Windows. [Plus Haydn.]

Anything following that is written within quotation marks is from Monica, John’s widow, and with thanks to her for research assistance. John McCabe passed away at “roughly ten past midnight, so I suppose it counts as 14th February, just. I had promised him a...