Mahler, Love And Death, Mahler: Love And Death

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Presented by Louise Fryer.

Aon3 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gustav Mahler with an occasional series of 5 weeks celebrating various facets of his life and work.

This week the fundamentally Mahlerian themes of Love and Death form the basis of the programming, and there are several chances to hear works performed recently at the Proms.

Mahler : Love and Death

Mahler's First symphony performed recently at the Proms by the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle and Das Klagende Lied (Song of Lamentation), a mighty work telling a dark fairy tale of murder and revenge.

Beethoven: Symphony No.

4 in B flat major

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No.

1 in D major

3.30pm

Mahler: Das Klagende Lied - cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra

Lynda Russell, soprano

Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano,

Thomas Randle, tenor

Alan Opie, baritone

London Philharmonic Choir

BBC Symphony Chorus

BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Alexander Lazarev, conductor.

Including the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle in Beethoven and Mahler.