BBC PROMS 2010
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Service
Youth Orchestras have played an important part in the Proms for many years and the first of this year's visitors has travelled the furthest. The Australian Youth Orchestra brings with it music by its compatriot Brett Dean (who is also a former viola-player in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) and by Shostakovich. His powerful 10th Symphony includes coded references both to his own love for a young woman and also to the brutality of Josef Stalin, who had died in the year the symphony was composed. The orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder are also joined by the young Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova for some of Mahler's songs - settings of poems from the folk-based collection called Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth's Magic Horn).
Brett Dean: Amphitheatre (London premiere)
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10 in E minor
Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo-soprano)
The Australian Youth Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 4th August at 2pm.