Live at the BBC Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard Mahler's Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor and, with Annelien Van Wauwe, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A.
Live at BBC Proms: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Thomas Dausgaard with Annelien Van Wauwe perform Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, and Mahler's Symphony No 5.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Kate Molleson
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major
8.30: Proms Plus: Writer and critic Norman Lebrecht investigates Leonard Bernstein's relationship with the music of Mahler.
Mahler: Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor
Annelien Van Wauwe (clarinet)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)
Recreating a Proms concert conducted by Leonard Bernstein in 1987, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard pair two of the best-loved and most beautiful works in the repertoire.
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, with its sublime slow movement, is the composer at his sunniest and most mellow, despite the fact that he was to die two months after its completion.
Mahler's Fifth Symphony, by contrast, is the urgent work of a composer starting a new adventure, charged with new musical possibilities and a new love, expressed with impossible tenderness in its famous Adagietto.