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Prom 18: Mahler - Symphony No 3

Marking 50 years since his first appearance at the Proms, Bernard Haitink conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Third Symphony. Live from the Royal Albert Hall.

Live at BBC Proms: in the 50th-anniversary year of his first appearance at the Proms, Bernard Haitink conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's longest symphony, the Third, with mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D minor

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano),
London Symphony Chorus (women's voices),
Tiffin Boys' Choir,
London Symphony Orchestra,
Bernard Haitink (conductor)

On the shores of the Attersee in Upper Austria, the hut still stands in which Gustav Mahler set about creating one of the most overwhelming visions of nature in all art. The composer's Third Symphony harnessed the expanse that surrounded him. Horns bray and trombones growl in the face of nature's primeval power; human voices move from grief to hope before, as Mahler declared, 'nature in its totality rings and resounds'.

In the 50th-anniversary year of his first appearance at the Proms, Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler's mighty nature symphony.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.3 in D minor

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.

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