Gustav Mahler has been one of my favourite composers since I discovered Classical Music – and in this video I try to explain why he holds that place, from many angles, channelled through the extraordinary, moving story of Mahler’s life and works.

I hope you can consider this a complete introduction to Mahler’s life and works, and a compelling springboard for a musical journey into the depths of Mahler’s soul.

“The Unanswered Question”: Bernstein on Mahler

What was it that Mahler saw?

The last 5 minutes of Abbado’s Mahler 9th at 2009 Lucerne Festival

One of the greatest ending to a live concert ever. That 2 minutes of absolute silence after it ended was magical.