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Prom 18 repeat: Britten and Mahler

Another chance to hear Prom 18: Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and, with Leif Ove Andsnes, Britten's Piano Concerto.

Afternoon Concert with Georgia Mann

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Edward Gardner performing Mahler's Das Lied von Erde; Leif Ove Andsnes joins them in part one for Britten's Piano Concerto.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Martin Handley

Britten: Piano Concerto, Op.13
(revised version, 1945)

INTERVAL - Proms Plus Talk: Hannah French and former Proms Controller Sir Nicholas Kenyon discuss Henry Wood’s relationship with 20th-century music in the second of three events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Proms founder-conductor's birth.

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Claudia Mahnke (mezzo-soprano)
Stuart Skelton (tenor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner (conductor)

Claudia Mahnke and Stuart Skelton are the soloists in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. This sweeping orchestral song-cycle is a powerful, personal statement of loss, orchestrated with infinite variety and skill.

It’s paired with another mould-breaking work Britten’s Piano Concerto. Premiered at the Proms in 1938 with the 24-year-old composer as soloist, the work is as much a celebration of orchestral texture as pianistic bravura, bursting with youthful energy and invention. Norwegian pianist and Proms regular Leif Ove Andsnes is the soloist.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Benjamin Britten

    Piano Concerto

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Federico Mompou

    El Carrer el guitarrista i el vell cavall (Suburbis)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Das Lied von der Erde

    Singer: Stuart Skelton. Singer: Claudia Mahnke. Conductor: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor op. 40

  • Caldara

    Fortuna e speranza

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    The Swan (The Carnival Of The Animals)