VFTP readers who have been following my current Mahler in Manchester series may interested to listen in tomorrow, Saturday the 27th of Feb at 8:20 AM GMT to Today on BBC Radio 4.
We will be discussing my recent post, “Mahler 5, a tempo,” and the whole question of tempo, character and form. What sorts of considerations go into finding the “right” tempo for a piece of music? Is it just what sounds good or feels comfortable, or are there other issues? Should we ever intentionally choose a tempo that feels uncomfortable? Why would we do such a thing? Joining me in the discussion will be Sir Mark Elder. Nicholas Kenyon will be the host for the discussion.
For those of you without access to Radio 4 on FM, you can listen live on line, or on demand via the Radio 4 website. When the archive recording is posted to their website, we’ll update listening details here.