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Episode 2

Louise Fryer with music played by Berlin orchestras. Mozart: The Magic Flute (excerpt). Berg: Lulu Suite (excerpt). Mozart: Piano Concerto No 17. Mahler: Adagio (Symphony No 10).

Louise Fryer continues this week's performances by Berlin's great orchestras.

In a red letter day for all music lovers, two musical legends perform with the Berlin Philharmonic. Claudio Abbado, the orchestra's former principal conductor and pianist, Maurizio Pollini, renew an old friendship in Mozart's Piano Concerto no 17 in G, K.453. Abbado then brings a lifetime's musical wisdom to Mahler's final symphonic utterance: the Adagio from his Tenth Symphony,. This Berlin concert also includes the suite from Lulu by Alban Berg, another composer with whom Abbado has long been associated. The orchestra is joined in the Berg by the young English-Austrian soprano Anna Prohaska, who opens the programme with two Mozart arias.

Mozart: Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio, Ah conte, partite, aria for soprano, K. 418
Anna Prohaska (soprano)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado (conductor)

Mozart: Ach, ich fuhl's, aria from 'The Magic Flute'
Anna Prohaska (soprano)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado (conductor)

c 2.10pm
Berg: Symphonic Pieces from 'Lulu' (Suite)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Anna Prohaska (soprano)
Claudio Abbado (conductor)

c 2.30pm
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado (conductor)

c3.00pm Mahler: Adagio from 'Symphony No. 10'
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

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