Prom 18 (part 1): Mahler, Ravel and Harrison Birtwistle
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
The BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena, live at the BBC Proms, perform works by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Ravel and Mahler.
Harrison Birtwistle: Night's Black Bird
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Mahler: Symphony No 5
Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
The intense, contrasting moods of Mahler's Fifth Symphony make this one of the great orchestral showpieces, a journey from darkness to light. Before the interval, the BBC Philharmonic is joined by Alexandre Tharaud making his Proms debut in Ravel's virtuosic Left Hand Piano Concerto. The programme opens with the first of several works at this year's Proms celebrating Harrison Birtwistle's 80th birthday, his atmospheric Night's Black Bird.
This Prom will be repeated on Friday 1st August at 2pm.