The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain under Mark Elder play Mahler's 9th Symphony and the London premiere of a new work by Tansy Davies, Re-greening, live at the BBC Proms.
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Mark Elder, live at the BBC Proms, with Mahler's 9th Symphony and the London premiere of a new work by Tansy Davies: Re-greening
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Tansy Davies: Re-greening (London premiere)
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
Mahler's bitterly beautiful Ninth Symphony is the focus for the National Youth Orchestra's annual visit to the Proms. Still unperformed at the time of the composer's death, the symphony was the last Mahler would complete - a requiem in all but name from a man who had already lost his daughter and knew his own death was imminent. The work's rich writing for brass and strings makes it one of the greats of the orchestral repertoire. The concert opens with the London premiere of Tansy Davies's Re-greening, a celebration of spring written specially as a complement to Mahler's Symphony No. 9.
[This Prom will be repeated on Monday 17th August at 2pm].