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A Prom featuring the London Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's Symphony No 3 in D minor, with mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly.

Afternoon on 3 with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear Bernard Haitink conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's longest symphony, the Third, with mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly.

Presented by Ian Skelly at the Royal Albert Hall, London

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.

[First broadcast on Friday 29th July]

Followed by recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.3 in D minor

    Performer: Bernard Haitink. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Choir: Tiffin Boys’ Choir. Choir: Tiffin Boys’ Choir. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Maurice Ravel


    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Ravel: Steven Osborne the Complete Solo Piano Music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 7.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Estancia - Wheat Dance

    Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Juanjo Mena.