Prom 18
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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.


Piano Concerto (revised version, 1945) 35'
Henry Wood Novelties: world premiere, 1938


Das Lied von der Erde 64'
Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1914
Leif Ove Andsnes piano
Claudia Mahnke mezzo-soprano
Stuart Skelton tenor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner conductor

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Type of production: Concert

Opened: 01 August 2019

Booking until: 01 August 2019

Running time: 2 Hours 20 Mins

Prices: £23.00 - £55.00