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Prom 36 repeat: Mahler, Wagner and Webern

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen with Anja Kampe, Robert Dean Smith and Franz-Josef Selig perform music by Webern, Mahler and Wagner at the Royal Albert Hall.

Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen with Anja Kampe, Robert Dean Smith and Franz-Josef Selig perform music by Webern, Mahler and Wagner at the BBC Proms

Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Webern: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 10 - Adagio

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Interval: Proms Plus
Stephen Fry and John Deathridge introduce Wagner's 'Die Walküre'. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union.

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Wagner: Die Walküre - Act 1

Anja Kampe (soprano), Sieglinde
Robert Dean Smith (tenor), Siegmund
Franz-Josef Selig (bass), Hunding
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms artists.

The Philharmonia Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen take a musical journey from aphorism to epic. Barely six minutes long, Webern's Five Pieces for Orchestra distils expression down to its most concentrated form, every musical gesture carrying infinite weight and colour. By contrast, Wagner's Die Walküre, the second instalment of his monumental Ring cycle, explores musical expansion and amplitude, offering an all-consuming vision of illicit love. At the midpoint is the Adagio from Mahler's 10th Symphony - music that grasps towards eternity and immortality but that was to remain tragically unfinished at the composer's death.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Anton Webern

    Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op 10

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no 10 - Adagio

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Walküre - Act 1

    Singer: Anja Kampe. Singer: Robert Dean Smith. Singer: Franz-Josef Selig. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor Op25

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Performer: Gérard Caussé. Performer: Nicholas Angelich.
    • Brahms Piano Quartets 1-3.
    • ERATO.
    • 1-4.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor Op.22: 2nd mvt Allegro scherzando

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Gershwin / Saint-Saëns / Ravel - Benjamin Grosvenor - RLPO/James Judd.
    • Decca.
    • 2.

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