Home » Classical Music » Prom 41: The Hallé – Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at the Royal Albert Hall – 16th August 2016

Prom 41: The Hallé – Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at the Royal Albert Hall – 16th August 2016

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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 our 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 for ever.

Programme

Berlioz Overture ‘King Lear’ 16’

Colin Matthews Berceuse for Dresden 15’ London premiere

interval

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde 64’

Performers

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Alice Coote mezzo-soprano

Gregory Kunde tenor

Hallé

Sir Mark Elder conductor

For more information and book tickets, visit the Royal Albert Hall website here

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