Deryck Cooke’s historic analysis of Mahler 10

Via Norman Lebrecht's Slipped Disc blog,  Deryck Cooke discusses his performing edition of the 10th Symphony, left unfinished by Mahler and completed by Cooke.

It's almost two hours of discussion and played excerpts, and well worth it.

Copenhagen's "Ring": Why "Eurotrash" Isn't the Whole Story

Copenhagen's "Ring": Why "Eurotrash" Isn't the Whole Story

Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Regietheater Bomb. I sympathize with people who spend hundreds of bucks on tickets and end up with a two-headed Wotan, an Alberich who’s a gaudy pimp or Supreme Court Justice Fricka. But consider this: you can stage these things in your mind, and I don’t just mean closing your eyes in the theater.