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
Interval: Proms Plus
Stephen Fry and John Deathridge introduce Wagner's 'Die Walküre'. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union.
Wagner: Die Walküre - Act 1
Anja Kampe (soprano), Sieglinde
Robert Dean Smith (tenor), Siegmund
Franz-Josef Selig (bass), Hunding
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.