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Proms 2013 Prom 5: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Prom 5: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Prom 5: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
19:30 Mon 15 Jul 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Jonathan Nott conducts the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, whose Adagietto is a tender tribute to his wife, Alma. The Arditti Quartet joins the orchestra for the UK premiere of Helmut Lachenmann’s vast and atmospheric Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied.
Jonathan Nott conducts the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, whose Adagietto is a tender tribute to his wife, Alma. The Arditti Quartet joins the orchestra for the UK premiere of Helmut Lachenmann’s vast and atmospheric Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied.

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The brilliantly virtuosic Arditti Quartet and a conductor and orchestra acclaimed for their interpretations of Mahler join forces in the UK premiere of Helmut Lachenmann’s Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied.

Previously unheard at the Proms, the blistered, metallic timbres and subtle textures of Lachenmann’s ‘musique concrète instrumentale’ unsettle and transfix, creating an abrasive yet alluring sound-world ideally suited to the Ardittis and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.

Written over two summers in 1901 and 1902, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony concludes the programme, its famous Adagietto a love-letter to the composer’s wife, Alma.

Download: Rana Mitter talks to conductor and music blogger Kenneth Woods to bust some popular Mahler myths.

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