14 Aug 2016, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2016 Prom 39

Prom 39
Prom 39: Haydn, Charlotte Bray and Mahler
19:30 Sun 14 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall
The Proms continues its Mahler strand with a performance of the iconic Fifth Symphony by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Also on the programme is Haydn’s Symphony No. 34 and the world premiere of Charlotte Bray’s Falling in the Fire.
The Proms continues its Mahler strand with a performance of the iconic Fifth Symphony by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Also on the programme is Haydn’s Symphony No. 34 and the world premiere of Charlotte Bray’s Falling in the Fire.

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The latest in the series of Proms cello concertos is a powerful new work from Charlotte Bray, an expression of ‘moral outrage’ at the destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, last summer, after which ‘everything changed’ in the composer’s compositional outlook.

Similarly, something changed in Mahler when he came to write his Fifth Symphony. Not only had he survived a haemorrhage that had nearly killed him, but he had also met and fallen in love with Alma Schindler, for whom the Fifth Symphony’s ardent Adagietto is a love song. Before that, Haydn’s Symphony No. 34 makes its first appearance at the Proms.

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