Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Mahler (1974) and the Balance Between Personal Reception and History. Mahler is an apt end for this period in Ken Russell's musical exploration for a number of reasons. It firstly completes the transition in the director's popularity as well as the full fledgling of creative … Continue reading A Musicological Study of Ken Russell’s Composer Films – Part 6 (Mahler).