About the Show/Event
Information for Prom 18 - Mahler & Britten at The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London (Concert). Part of the BBC Proms. 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.
Performers Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Claudia Mahnke (mezzo-soprano), Stuart Skelton.
Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Edward Gardner.