Presented by Catherine Bott, from the Barbican Hall, London. The BBC Symphony Orchestra's concert under Jiri Belohlavek concludes with a performance of Mahler's vast Sixth Symphony.
Presented by Catherine Bott, live from the Barbican Hall.
Chief Conductor Jiri Belohlávek conducts Mahler's Sixth Symphony with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Lars Vogt joins them in Mozart's Piano Concerto No 16 in D major, K451.
Mahler's vast Sixth Symphony, first performed in 1906, is recognised today for its extraordinary insights into the human condition. The work comes to a climax with the 'hammer blows of fate' which seem to pre-figure tragic events in the composer's life. The concert opens with an exquisite but rarely performed piano concerto by Mozart, performed by master pianist Lars Vogt.
Mahler: Symphony No 6 in A minor
Jirí Belohlávek conductor
Lars Vogt piano.
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