BBC Proms
8 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 32 Prom 32: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Schoenberg, Dutilleux and Mahler

Prom 32


19:30 Monday 8 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Arnold Schoenberg 1874–1951
  • A Survivor from Warsaw A Survivor from Warsaw Also known as: A Survivor from Warsaw, Op 46 (8 mins)
  • Henri Dutilleux 1916–2013
  • The Shadows of Time (30 mins)
  • Gustav Mahler 1860–1911
  • Symphony No 1 in D major (53 mins)

Mahler’s First Symphony isn’t just the opening chapter of the composer’s spiritual autobiography, it’s also an awakening in itself. From hushed strings and woodwind cuckoos, it breaks into a forthright stride towards, eventually, a blazing affirmation of camaraderie and confidence.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the symphony here with his own Philharmonia Orchestra, following meditations on loss from Arnold Schoenberg and centenary composer Henri Dutilleux, whose The Shadows of Time was inspired by the diaries of Anne Frank and written to mark 50 years since the end of the Second World War.

Simon Russell Beale, the advertised narrator, has had to withdraw from tonight's performance. The BBC Proms is grateful to David Wilson-Johnson for taking his place at short notice.

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