Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Suzy Klein
The BBC Philharmonic and their Conductor Laureate Gianandrea Noseda open tonight's Prom with Mozart's famous Don Giovanni Overture and celebrate Oliver Knussen's 60th Birthday with his second symphony. Gillian Keith is the soloist giving stratospheric voice to this setting of poems by Georg Trakl and Sylvia Plath.
Mahler described his Seventh Symphony as 'light-hearted' and it is said to be the work that convinced Schoenberg of Mahler's greatness. Although one of his least performed symphonies its rich orchestration and imaginative use of unusual instruments, like guitar and mandolin, make it a compelling listen.
Mozart: Don Giovanni - Overture
Oliver Knussen: Symphony No.2
This Prom will be repeated on Monday 6th August at 2pm.