Prom 40 (part 1): Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Bernard Haitink conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Schubert's Symphony No 5 in B flat.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra live at the BBC Proms in symphonies by Schubert and Mahler
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major
Camilla Tilling (soprano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
The London Symphony Orchestra returns to the Proms, joined by noted Mahlerian Bernard Haitink, for the composer's Fourth Symphony. Opening with one of Mahler's most charming melodies, lit by sleigh-bells, it closes with a song offering a child's-eye view of heaven, delivered here by soprano Camilla Tilling.
Famously described as a 'pearl of great price', Schubert's Fifth Symphony presents Classical perfection on a miniature scale. This compact symphony glows with melody and is as light on its feet as anything the composer ever wrote.
Prom 40 repeat Wednesday 27th August 1400-1530.
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