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Proms 2014 Prom 18: Mahler, Ravel & Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Prom 18: Mahler, Ravel & Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Prom 18: Mahler, Ravel & Sir Harrison Birtwistle
19:30 Wed 30 Jul 2014 Royal Albert Hall
Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 – an orchestral showpiece of shifting moods and intense emotions – is the culmination to this concert by the BBC Philharmonic. The orchestra is joined by Pianist Alexandre Tharaud for Ravel’s virtuosic Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, and the programme opens with Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s atmospheric Night’s Black Bird.
Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 – an orchestral showpiece of shifting moods and intense emotions – is the culmination to this concert by the BBC Philharmonic. The orchestra is joined by Pianist Alexandre Tharaud for Ravel’s virtuosic Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, and the programme opens with Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s atmospheric Night’s Black Bird.

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The intense, contrasting moods of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 – the bitter solemnity of its funeral march, the violence of its second movement and the tenderness of the famous Adagietto – make this one of the great orchestral showpieces.

In his Proms concerto debut, French pianist Alexandre Tharaud performs Ravel’s atmospheric and virtuosic Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, and the concert opens with the first of several works at this year’s Proms celebrating Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s 80th birthday – an atmospheric plunge into mossy, melancholic darkness, lightened only by the call of birds.

 

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