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Prom 18 (part 1): Mahler, Ravel and Harrison Birtwistle

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, BBC Philharmonic under Juanjo Mena. Birtwistle: Night's Black Bird. Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. (soloist: Alexandre Tharaud).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena, live at the BBC Proms, perform works by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Ravel and Mahler.

Harrison Birtwistle: Night's Black Bird
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

8.15pm Interval

8.35pm
Mahler: Symphony No 5

Alexandre Tharaud (piano)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

The intense, contrasting moods of Mahler's Fifth Symphony make this one of the great orchestral showpieces, a journey from darkness to light. Before the interval, the BBC Philharmonic is joined by Alexandre Tharaud making his Proms debut in Ravel's virtuosic Left Hand Piano Concerto. The programme opens with the first of several works at this year's Proms celebrating Harrison Birtwistle's 80th birthday, his atmospheric Night's Black Bird.

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 1st August at 2pm.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Last on

Wed 30 Jul 2014 19:30

Music Played

  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Night's Black Bird

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

    Conductor: Juanjo Mena. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Encore: Prelude for the Left Hand

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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