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Proms 2015 Prom 49: Mahler – Symphony No. 6

Prom 49
Prom 49: Mahler – Symphony No. 6
18:30 Sat 22 Aug 2015 Royal Albert Hall
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and its new Music Director, Andris Nelsons, bring Mahler’s ‘Tragic’ Symphony to the Proms, paired with Brett Dean’s 'Dramatis personae'.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and its new Music Director, Andris Nelsons, bring Mahler’s ‘Tragic’ Symphony to the Proms, paired with Brett Dean’s 'Dramatis personae'.

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Two contrasting heroes share the limelight in this evening of musical drama from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and its new Chief Conductor, Andris Nelsons. Brett Dean’s trumpet concerto Dramatis personae, composed for tonight’s Swedish virtuoso Håkan Hardenberger, assigns all roles to the trumpet, casting him by turns as fallen superhero and accidental revolutionary. Mahler’s Sixth Symphony sees the composer himself as cursed hero – one, he explained, ‘on whom fall three blows of fate, the last of which fells him as a tree is felled’. The conclusion may be a tragic one but there are also scenes of beauty and joy in a work that includes a glowing theme associated with Mahler’s wife Alma.

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