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Prom 64: Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle - Boulez and Mahler

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Simon Ratttle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Boulez's Eclat and Mahler's Symphony No 7. Presented by Martin Handley.

Live at the BBC Proms: The Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle perform Boulez and Mahler

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

7pm
Boulez: Éclat
Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Berlin Philharmonic
Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Sir Simon Rattle brings his Berlin Philharmonic to the Proms for two concerts, the first falling on the day the festival commemorates the towering genius that was the late Pierre Boulez.
Here Boulez's kaleidoscopic Éclat forms a prelude to perhaps Gustav Mahler's most radical symphony, a work in which his musical imagination stormed new territories in its fierce harmonies and wild scoring.
In the symphony's celebrated 'Night Music' serenades - eerie yet strangely calming nocturnes for orchestra, one hinging on a gently strumming guitar and mandolin - Mahler appears to look to a realm far beyond his own.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Pierre Boulez

    Eclat

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 7 in E minor

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Chansons madecasses for voice, flute, cello and piano

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Ensemble: Members of the Ensemble InterContemporain. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • CBS Masterworks.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Soldier's tale - suite for ensemble, [complete]

    Ensemble: Members of The Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Stravinsky: Le Chant du rossignol: Boulez.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7-15.

Broadcast

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