Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Christian Tetzlaff plays Brahms' great Violin Concerto, with Edward Gardner conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra. And four top soloists and the BBC Singers join for the orchestra for the original version of Mahler's rarely-heard Das klagende Lied.
Featured artist Christian Tetzlaff has played many of the great violin concertos but this is his first Proms performance of the big-boned, technically demanding work by Brahms, all of whose concertos can be heard during this Proms season.
With his early Das klagende Lied, Mahler hit upon his own unique style. Tonight's account includes 'Waldmärchen', the emotive first panel dealing with the quest of brother knights for a flower that will win a queen's hand but leads to sibling murder. The score of this original three-part version of the work resurfaced as recently as 1969.
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major
Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Melanie Diener (soprano)
Anna Larsson (mezzo-soprano)
Stuart Skelton (tenor)
Christopher Purves (baritone)
Augustus Bell (treble)
Matthew Lloyd-Wilson (treble)
Oluwatimilehin Otudeko (treble)
Theodore Beeny (treble)
Thomas Fetherstonhaugh (treble)
Timothy Fairbairn (treble)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 11th August at 2pm.