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.