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COTW: Gustav Mahler

last wednesday morning (25th september), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3

gustav mahler (1860-1911): god (3rd of 5 episodes) (in the composer of the week series) (presented by donald mcleod)

“3. Mahler’s ambivalent relationship to religion.

Mahler is often quoted as declaring himself “thrice homeless – as a native of Bohemia in Austria, as an Austrian among Germans, as a Jew throughout the world – always an intruder, never welcomed.” But while he may have been culturally Jewish he certainly wasn’t devoutly observant, and he wore his Judaism lightly enough to have no problem with converting to Catholicism when it suited him for professional purposes – in 1897 he was offered the directorship of the Vienna Court Opera, but only on condition that he switched faiths.

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COTW: George Gershwin

four afternoons this week (monday 31st and wednesday 2nd to friday 4th), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3
george gershwin (1898-1937) (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series)

1. Gershwin’s early life and love of the piano.
2. Gershwin and jazz.
3. Gershwin’s excursions in the concert hall.
4. Gershwin’s final years.
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Cotw: Mendelssohn

every afternoon this week (monday 2nd to friday 6th), 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated from august 2016)
felix mendelssohn (1809-1847) (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series)
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07pfc4k)

Cotw: Mendelssohn

every evening this week (monday 22nd to friday 26th), 6.30-7.30pm, on bbc radio 3
felix mendelssohn (1809-1847) (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series) (more…)

George Gershwin

every afternoon this week (monday 30th to friday 3rd), 12.00-1.00pm (repeated 6.00-7.00pm), on bbc radio 3
a natural performer: george gershwin (1898-1937) (presented by donald mcleod) (in the composer of the week series) (more…)

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