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Prom 59: Schubert, Mahler

Presented by Ian Skelly.

A concert from the 2009 Proms season, featuring a performance by David Zinman and his Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich of an overture Schubert published as part of his incidental music to Helmina von Chezy's play Rosamunde. American soprano Dawn Upshaw sings in the UK premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's recent work: an intense exploration of loss and consolation, in which the Argentinian-born composer seeks to find a contemporary resonance within four iconic Schubert songs. Upshaw also featurines in the concluding piece, Mahler's Fourth Symphony.

Dawn Upshaw (soprano)
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
David Zinman (conductor)

Schubert: Overture (Rosamunde)
Schubert/Golijov: She Was Here
Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G

Followed by music from Proms Plus: the Aurora Orchestra plays commissioned pieces by winners of the 2008 Proms Inspire Young Composers competition.

Tom Rose:…by the thread of his one breath…
Men Gei Li: In Part
Tom Curran: Travelled Land
En Liang Khong: As on a Darkling Plain
Alex Nikiporenko: The Portrait
Aurora Orchestra

Stravinsky: Rite of Spring - two dances from Part 1 (Ritual of Abduction; Spring Rounds)
Rex Lawson (pianola)
IMP Masters MCD25 TR16 & 17

Release date:

2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Mon 4 Jan 2010 19:00