Prom 18: Mahler & Britten
Royal Albert Hall, 1 August 2019

MahlerÆs orchestral song-cycle Das Lied von der Erde is a powerful exploration of loss, while BrittenÆs Piano Concerto overflows with youthful energy. Edward Gardner conducts the BBC SO with soloists Stuart Skelton, Claudia Mahnke and Leif Ove Andsnes.

Programme
            Benjamin Britten: Piano Concerto (35 mins) (revised version, 1945) Henry Wood Novelties: world premiere, 1938

            interval

            Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (64 mins) Henry Wood Novelties: UK premiere, 1914

Performers
    Leif Ove Andsnes
    piano

    Claudia Mahnke
    mezzo-soprano
    Stuart Skelton
    tenor

    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Edward Gardner
    conductor