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Prom 32 - Brahms, Mahler

Christian Tetzlaff plays Brahms's Violin Concerto, with Edward Gardner conducting the BBC SO. Leading soloists and the BBC Singers join for Mahler's rarely heard Das klagende Lied.

With Jonathan Swain

Proms Repeat: Christian Tetzlaff plays Brahms' great Violin Concerto, with Edward Gardner conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra. And four top soloists and the BBC Singers join for the orchestra for the original version of Mahler's rarely-heard Das klagende Lied.

Featured artist Christian Tetzlaff has played many of the great violin concertos but this is his first Proms performance of the big-boned, technically demanding work by Brahms, all of whose concertos can be heard during this Proms season.

With his early Das klagende Lied, Mahler hit upon his own unique style. This performance includes 'Waldmärchen', the emotive first panel dealing with the quest of brother knights for a flower that will win a queen's hand but leads to sibling murder. The score of this original three-part version of the work resurfaced as recently as 1969.

Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Concerto in D major

    Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Edward Gardner

  • Gustav Mahler

    Das klagende Lied (original version)

    Performer: Melanie Diener (soprano) Performer: Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo-soprano) Performer: Stuart Skelton (tenor) Performer;: Christopher Purves (baritone) Performer: Augustus Bell (treble) Performer: Matthew Lloyd-Wilson (treble) Performer: Oluwatimilehin Otudeko (treble) Performer: Theodore Beeny (treble) Performer: Thomas Fetherstonhaugh (treble) Performer: Timothy Fairbairn (treble) Performer: BBC Singers Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Edward Gardner (conductor)

  • Lutoslawski

    Les Espaces du Sommeil

    Performer: Christopher Purves (baritone) Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Edward Gardner

  • Arnold

    Fantasy for cello – movt 5 – 7

    Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)

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