Saturday 18 August 2012
7.30pm – c9.30pm
Royal Albert Hall

Choral music and opera, For poets, For singers, Proms on TV

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Der Freischütz – overture (10 mins)
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Vladimir Jurowski conductor
  • Gustav Mahler

    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (17 mins)
    • Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Vladimir Jurowski conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Manfred (57 mins)
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Vladimir Jurowski conductor

About this event

After the overture to the first important German Romantic opera, Weber’s take on the folk legend of a marksman’s contract with the devil, featured artist Alice Coote returns to tackle Mahler’s folk-influenced song-cycle, inspired by the conclusion of an unhappy love affair.

Tchaikovsky’s Manfred, a full-length fusion of tone-poem and symphonic form, makes passionate use of Byron’s dramatic poem with supernatural elements which held so many 19th-century artists in thrall. This powerfully driven masterpiece is a favourite of tonight’s conductor.

 

Discover the Music

Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Suzy Klein talks about Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

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