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Proms 2014 Prom 73: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Prom 73: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Prom 73: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
19:00 Thu 11 Sep 2014 Royal Albert Hall
Mahler’s epic, unorthodox Third Symphony unfolds over six movements, painting a musical portrait with choir and orchestra of nature’s very essence. American conductor Alan Gilbert returns to conduct this masterpiece with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
Mahler’s epic, unorthodox Third Symphony unfolds over six movements, painting a musical portrait with choir and orchestra of nature’s very essence. American conductor Alan Gilbert returns to conduct this masterpiece with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

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‘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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