Proms 2019
1 Aug 2019, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2019 Prom 18: Mahler & Britten

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Prom 18: Mahler & Britten
19:30 Thu 1 Aug 2019 Royal Albert Hall

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      • 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


    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

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