The Hallé at the BBC Proms: Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde


Tuesday 16th August 2016

London Royal Albert Hall, London

From £7.50 (excluding booking fees)

Berlioz - Overture: King Lear
Colin Matthews - Berceuse for Dresden
Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde

Sir Mark Elder

Leonard Elschenbroich, Cello
Alice Coote, Mezzo-soprano
Gregory Kunde, Tenor

Berlioz’s King Lear overture was admired by the King of Hanover: ‘How you have portrayed [Cordelia] – her humility and tenderness! It is heart-rending, and so beautiful!’ Continuing the Proms’ focus on the cello this summer, Colin Matthews’s Berceuse for Dresden takes inspiration from the eight bells of the Dresden church at which it was premiered. In Mahler’s exploration of darkness and radiance in his culminating synthesis of song and symphony, Das Lied von der Erde, he altered the parameters of vocal and orchestral expression forever.

(Image credit: Benjamin Ealovega)

This performance will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from 7pm, and will be televised Thursday 25 August 2016 on BBC Four at 10pm.

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