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London Philharmonic - MacMillan, Mahler

From the Royal Festival Hall, London, Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony No 6 and James MacMillan's Viola Concerto, with with Lawrence Power.

Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO perform Mahler's Symphony No 6 and give the world premiere of MacMillan's Viola Concerto with Lawrence Power.

James MacMillan: Viola Concerto (world premiere)
8.00: Interval music - Sonata in F sharp minor Op.61 (Elegie harmonique sur la mort du Prince Louis Ferdinand)

8.20
Mahler: Symphony No. 6

Lawrence Power, viola
LPO
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

After the first performance of his Sixth Symphony in 1906, Gustav Mahler could be found sobbing, wringing his hands and pacing frantically in his dressing room. He'd realised that what he'd written offered no escape. This compelling 80-minute orchestral journey ends in resolute tragedy - perhaps the first symphony to paint such a resoundingly dark picture of the human soul with such astonishing purpose and effect. It remains a live music experience like no other, and is preceded in this concert by the world premiere of a new concerto for viola and orchestra by James MacMillan.

Followed by pieces from Making Music's "Adopt a composer" scheme.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sonata in F sharp minor Op.61 (Elegie harmonique sur la mort du Prince Louis Ferdinand) for piano

    Performer: Andreas Staier.
  • London Philharmonic part 1

    • Sir James MacMillan

      Concerto for viola and orchestra

      Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Interval Music

    • Jan Ladislav Dussek

      Sonata in F sharp minor Op.61 (Elegie harmonique sur la mort du Prince Louis Ferdinand)

      Performer: Andreas Staier.
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  • London Philharmonic part 2

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony no. 6 in A minor

      Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Broadcast

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