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Prom 36

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Saturday 12 August 2017 at 19:30
Festival: BBC Proms

How do you solve a problem like an unfinished symphony? In his first Proms appearance as
Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard offers two contrasting answers. Although Schubert started work on his Eighth Symphony nearly six years before his death, he never completed it and the two existing movements of this lyrical, proto- Romantic work are mostly performed without a scherzo or finale. Mahler’s  final symphony grapples with darkness and doubt in music of rare anguish and intensity. It is presented tonight in the performing version by Deryck Cooke, which allows us to hear the work complete, in all its knotty, generous invention. 

Tickets £7.50 - £40.

Thomas Dausgaard © Per Morten Abrahamsen
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