Part of the BBC Proms.
Archive :: production:T0248536443, concert:S5979, venue:V221
Weber, Mahler & Tchaikovsky
After the overture to the first important German Romantic opera, Weber's take on the folk legend of a marksman's contract with the devil, featured artist Alice Coote returns to tackle Mahler's folk-influenced song-cycle, inspired by the conclusion of an unhappy love affair. Tchaikovsky's Manfred, a full-length fusion of tone-poem and symphonic form, makes passionate use of Byron's dramatic poem with supernatural elements which held so many 19th-century artists in thrall. This powerfully driven masterpiece is a favourite of tonight's conductor. Finish time approx. 21:30