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)
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.