Prom in which Mark Elder conducts the Halle. Berlioz: Overture (King Lear). Colin Matthews: Berceuse for Dresden (with Leonard Elschenbroich: cello). Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde.
Afternoon on 3, with Ian Skelly
Another chance to hear the Hallé under Mark Elder who are joined by soloists Alice Coote, Gregory Kunde and Leonard Elschenbroich to perform Berlioz, Matthews and Mahler.
Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Berlioz: Overture 'King Lear'
Colin Matthews: Berceuse for Dresden (London premiere)
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)
Gregory Kunde (tenor)
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)
Berlioz's King Lear overture was admired by the King of Hanover: 'How you have portrayed [Cordelia] - her humility and tenderness! It is heart-rending, and so beautiful!'
Continuing our focus on the cello this summer, Colin Matthews's Berceuse for Dresden takes inspiration from the eight bells of the Dresden church at which it was premiered.
In Mahler's exploration of darkness and radiance in his culminating synthesis of song and symphony, Das Lied von der Erde, he altered the parameters of vocal and orchestral expression for ever.
[First broadcast on Tuesday 16 August]
Followed by a selection of music from this week's Proms artists.