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Prom 41: Berlioz, Colin Matthews and Elgar

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.

2pm
Berlioz: Overture 'King Lear'

2.15pm
Colin Matthews: Berceuse for Dresden (London premiere)

2.30pm
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)
Gregory Kunde (tenor)
Hallé
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Roi Lear - overture Op.4

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
  • Colin Matthews

    Berceuse for Dresden for cello and orchestra

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Das Lied von der Erde

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Performer: Alice Coote. Performer: Gregory Kunde.
  • Michael Haydn

    Violin concerto in B flat

    Performer: Baiba Skride. Performer: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

    Performer: Gerold Huber. Singer: Christian Gerhaher.

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