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Prom 45: Mahler - 'Resurrection' Symphony

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, Bach Choir and soloists in Mahler's Symphony No 2 'Resurrection'.

Live at BBC Proms: Mahler's Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC SO, BBC Symphony Chorus, Bach Choir, and soloists Elizabeth Watts and Elisabeth Kulman.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Mahler: Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

[There will be no interval]

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo)
The Bach Choir
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

In this season's second Mahler symphony, the composer wrestles with the essential questions of humanity in a work that took over six years to complete. Faith, mortality and the hope of resurrection are the subject of this epic musical exploration, which culminates in a glowing, transcendent choral finale.

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo are joined by soloists Elizabeth Watts and Elisabeth Kulman as well as the combined forces of the BBC Symphony Chorus and the Bach Choir for a work whose scale and scope come into their own in the Royal Albert Hall.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

    Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Singer: Elisabeth Kulman. Choir: The Bach Choir. Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Symphony Chorus

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