From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic. Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude (Act 1). Strauss: Four Last Songs. Karita Mattila (soprano).
BBC PROMS 2010
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
In the second of their two BBC Proms this year, Simon Rattle and his renowned Berlin orchestra play music from the heart of the Austro-German repertoire.
The atmospheric prelude to Wagner's last opera, is followed by Richard Strauss's swansong, with popular Finnish soprano, Karita Mattila, composed in the 1940s but full of nostalgia for the first Romantic age.
After the interval, music from the avant-garde maelstrom of early twentieth-century Vienna, as Schoenberg and his pupils Berg and Webern take their cue from the innovations of Wagner, Strauss and Mahler to split traditional tonality at the seams.
Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude (Act 1)
R. Strauss: Four Last Songs
Karita Mattila (soprano)
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Friday 10th September at 2.20pm.
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