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Prom 41
Prom 41: The Hallé – Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde
19:00 Tue 16 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall
Sir Mark Elder conducts Mahler’s masterpiece for orchestra and voice – with soloists Alice Coote and Gregory Kunde. In the first half there’s a rare opportunity to hear Berlioz’s King Lear Overture and Colin Matthews’s Berceuse for Dresden.
Sir Mark Elder conducts Mahler’s masterpiece for orchestra and voice – with soloists Alice Coote and Gregory Kunde. In the first half there’s a rare opportunity to hear Berlioz’s King Lear Overture and Colin Matthews’s Berceuse for Dresden.

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Berlioz’s King Lear overture was admired by the King of Hanover: ‘How you have portrayed [Cordelia] – her humility and tenderness! It is heart-rending, and so beautiful!’

Continuing our focus on the cello this summer, Colin Matthews’s Berceuse for Dresden takes
inspiration from the eight bells of the Dresden church at which it was premiered.

In Mahler’s exploration of darkness and radiance in his culminating synthesis of song and symphony, Das Lied von der Erde, he altered the parameters of vocal and orchestral expression for ever.

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