Sir Mark – Inside Music: When hatred turns to love

6th September 2020

Sir Mark Elder opens up a selection of classical music from a conductor’s point of view, on BBC Radio 3’s Inside Music.

Sir Mark challenges you to conduct along with Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale, and plays a passage from a Rossini opera that he thinks could be the starting point for a whole new Olympic discipline.

He also recommends submitting to the emotional intensity of Wagner, and muses on the impact of listening to Mahler’s third symphony live for the first time – hearing the delicate lines of the orchestra evaporating at the end of the second movement ‘like blowing on a dandelion’.

Listen – Inside Music: When hatred turns to love