Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor
Paul Lewis, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding live at the BBC Proms with one of Mozart's most elegant piano concertos and Sibelius's final one-movement symphony
Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music, K477
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C major
Paul Lewis (piano)
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Harding (conductor)
Daniel Harding returns to the Proms after 10 years, directing the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with which he has a long association, in a programme exploring the subtly different properties of the keys of C major and C minor. Paul Lewis is the soloist in Mozart's majestic C major Piano Concerto No 25, which contrasts with the composer's austerely beautiful Masonic Funeral Music. Two great symphonies acutely expressive of light and shade, Schumann's Second and Sibelius's Seventh, complete an imaginative and stimulating sequence of works.
This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 31st July at 2pm.