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Prom 73: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, Alan Gilbert conducts the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's epic and unorthodox Symphony No 3 in D minor.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra live at the BBC Proms: Alan Gilbert conducts Mahler's Third Symphony.

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano)
Leipzig Opera and Gewandhaus Choir (womens voices)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Childrens Choir
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Alan Gilbert (conductor)

'The world will never have heard the likes of my symphony!' A bold claim by any composer, but one more than justified by Mahler's Third Symphony.
This epic, unorthodox work unfolds over six movements, painting a musical portrait 'of nature's very essence. Pagan gods and Christian saints, flower meadows and silent forests, instruments and voices all come together in a work that moves beyond the confines of programme music.
American conductor Alan Gilbert returns to conduct this masterpiece in the first of two Proms with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 3 in D minor (Part 1) (BBC Proms 2014)

    Performer: Gerhild Romberger. Performer: The Leipzig Childrens Choir. Performer: Gewandhaus Choir. Performer: Leipzig Opera. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 3 in D minor (Part 2) (BBC Proms 2014)

    Performer: Gerhild Romberger. Performer: The Leipzig Childrens Choir. Performer: Gewandhaus Choir. Performer: Leipzig Opera. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.

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