About this event
‘The world will never have heard the likes of my symphony!’ A bold claim by any composer, but one more than justified by Mahler’s Third Symphony.
This epic, unorthodox work unfolds over six movements, painting a musical portrait of nature’s very essence. Pagan gods and Christian saints, flower meadows and silent forests, instruments and voices all come together in a work that moves beyond the confines of programme music.
American conductor Alan Gilbert returns to conduct this masterpiece in the first of two Proms with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
There will be no interval
Please note that the advertised conductor, Riccardo Chailly, has had to withdraw. The BBC Proms is very grateful to Alan Gilbert for taking his place in this performance.
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