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Prom 69: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Another chance to hear one of the highlights of the 2012 Proms season.

Presented by Penny Gore

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly in their second Prom perform Messiaen's dramatic 1964 memorial to the dead of two world wars, Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, and Mahler's 6th Symphony which is a similarly wide-ranging soundscape moving from death-portending hammer-blows to alpine cow-bells. It also contains one of Mahler's most glorious slow movements.

Together with the Turangalila Symphony, Messiaen's Et Expecto is one of his most often performed orchestral works. It is on a vast canvas with a wide dynamic range, full of orchestral effects and apocalyptic gongs. The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the world. Riccardo Chailly has been their conductor since 2005.

Messiaen: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

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2 hours, 5 minutes

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Thu 3 Jan 2013 19:30

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