Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti play Haydn and Mahler. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
Live at BBC Proms: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti play Haydn and Mahler
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Haydn: Symphony No. 82 in C major, 'The Bear'
c.7.55pm Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Booker Prize-winning novelist Alan Hollinghurst will be interviewed by Anne McElvoy about his latest novel The Sparsholt Affair which is published later this autumn. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College. Producer Zahid Warley.
Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G major
Chen Reiss, soprano
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Daniele Gatti, conductor
From its jingling opening sleigh bells to its charming closing song for soprano and orchestra, Mahler's Fourth Symphony is one of the composer's sunniest and most appealing works, lively with birdsong and youthful energy.
It's a mood it shares with Haydn's ebullient and richly orchestrated Symphony No. 82, nicknamed 'The Bear' for the lurching melody of its final movement, with its suggestion of dancing bears at a country fair.
For their second concert, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti are joined by Israeli soprano Chen Reiss, making her Proms debut.