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Prom 36: Mahler, Wagner and Webern

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Thursday 9 August 2018 at 19:30
Festival: BBC Proms
Anja KampeSopranoSieglinde
Robert Dean SmithTenorSiegmund
Franz-Josef SeligBassHunding
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka SalonenConductor

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.

Tickets £9.50 - £50

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