Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

5. MahlerSymphony No 5

The Satie is so light and the Mahler is so dark and heavy. I love the area in the Alps, you know, around Lake Constance and the Rhineland. Such a beautiful part of the world. In fact, I lived around there in the 80s when I was recording Discovery. You may recall I recorded a piece called ‘The Lake’ – it was inspired by the landscape in this part of the world. The landscape was an inspiration and so was the Mahler. Like much of the music on this list, I haven’t listened to it, really, of late. But when I was starting to make my own music, it’s a piece that inspired me very much.

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