The Great Composers
The Great Composers is a BBC documentary series narrated by Kenneth Branagh, presenting the lives and works of some of important figures in Western music, with outstanding performances, dramatizations, and insightful interviews with respected artists and scholars. The series consists of seven episodes, each of which explores the life and works of one of 7 pivotal figures in Western music - Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler, and Giacomo Puccini. The series features excerpts from major works played by renowned international artists and insightful interviews with respected artists and scholars.
Mahler was scarcely recognised as a great composer until the middle of the 1960s, when his music started to make a massive impact. In 1991, thirty recordings of his symphonies were released in one month.
|Gustav Mahler - wikipedia
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was an Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century.
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|Johann Sebastian Bach|
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|Ludwig van Beethoven|
|Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky|