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Mahler

BBC Proms, 2012 Season, Prom 22 Episode 2 of 2

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.

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 6th August at 2pm.

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1 hour, 40 minutes

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Mon 30 Jul 2012 20:20