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Prom 57: Mahler - Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)

A Prom featuring the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding in a performance of Mahler's Symphony No 2 in C minor (Resurrection).

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The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding live at the BBC Proms, in a performance of Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony

Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Mahler: Symphony No.2 in C minor, 'Resurrection'
Kate Royal (soprano)
Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano)
Swedish Radio Choir
Philharmonia Chorus
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding (conductor)

In a symphony that took over six years to complete, Mahler wrestles with the essential questions of all humanity. Birth, death and the fragile stages in between are the subject of this grand musical exploration that culminates in a glowing, transcendent choral finale.

At the head of tonight's huge musical forces is Daniel Harding. Following his two Proms performances last year, he appears for the first time as Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is joined by soloists Christianne Stotijn and Kate Royal, who also sang the role of the Marschallin in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier earlier in this Proms festival.

First broadcast 29th August 2014.

1 hour, 30 minutes