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Prom 32: Schoenberg, Dutilleux and Mahler

A Prom in which Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra. Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw. Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time. Mahler Symphony No 1 in D.

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear The Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen play Schoenberg, Dutilleux and Mahler at the BBC Proms.

Presented by Martin Handley from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw

Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time

Mahler Symphony No 1 in D major

Philharmonia Voices (men's voices)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Mahler's First Symphony isn't just the opening chapter of the composer's spiritual autobiography, it's also an awakening in itself. From hushed strings and woodwind cuckoos, it breaks into a forthright stride towards, eventually, a blazing affirmation of camaraderie and confidence.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the symphony here with his own Philharmonia Orchestra, following meditations on loss from Arnold Schoenberg and centenary composer Henri Dutilleux, whose The Shadows of Time was inspired by the diaries of Anne Frank and written to mark 50 years since the end of the Second World War.

[First broadcast on Monday 8th August]

Followed by recordings of this week's Prom's Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Arnold Schoenberg

    A Survivor from Warsaw

    Narrator: David Wilson‐Johnson. Choir: Philharmonia Voices. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    The Shadows of Time

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 1 in D major

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Richard Strauss

    Strauss: Four Last Songs

    Singer: Karita Mattila. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
  • Josef Suk

    Josef Suk: Fantasy in G minor

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.