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Proms 2019 Prom 18: Mahler & Britten

Prom 18
Prom 18: Mahler & Britten
19:30 Thu 1 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall
Mahler’s orchestral song-cycle Das Lied von der Erde is a powerful exploration of loss, while Britten’s Piano Concerto overflows with youthful energy. Edward Gardner conducts the BBC SO with soloists Stuart Skelton, Claudia Mahnke and Leif Ove Andsnes.
Mahler’s orchestral song-cycle Das Lied von der Erde is a powerful exploration of loss, while Britten’s Piano Concerto overflows with youthful energy. Edward Gardner conducts the BBC SO with soloists Stuart Skelton, Claudia Mahnke and Leif Ove Andsnes.

Programme

      • Piano Concerto(35 mins)(revised version, 1945) Henry Wood Novelties: world premiere, 1938
        • interval
        • Das Lied von der Erde(64 mins)Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1914

    Performers

    About This Event

    Claudia Mahnke and Stuart Skelton are the soloists in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. This sweeping orchestral song-cycle is a powerful, personal statement of loss, orchestrated with infinite variety and skill.

    It’s paired with another mould-breaking work Britten’s Piano Concerto. Premiered at the Proms in 1938 with the 24-year-old composer as soloist, the work is as much a celebration of orchestral texture as pianistic bravura, bursting with youthful energy and invention. Norwegian pianist and Proms regular Leif Ove Andsnes is the soloist.

    Approx. end time: 21:50

    Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 2 August

    Image: Claudia Mahnke