Bernstein: Ambiguity in Mahler's Adagietto / Norton Lectures: The Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity

The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard
IV. The Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity

Written and narrated by Leonard Bernstein, Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, 1972

In this excerpt, Bernstein explains the use of ambiguity through music through the fourth movement (Adagietto) of Mahler's Symphony No. 5.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Executive Producer: Harry Kraut
Consulting Producer: Humphrey Burton
Producer: Douglas Smith

Originally produced by Amberson Video in cooperation with WGBH-TV Boston, 1973.

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Date published 27 Feb 2018
Duration 00:05:10