BBC Proms -2013

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35Mahler - Resurrection Symphony20130809

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir with conductor Mariss Jansons live at the BBC Proms in Mahler's transcendental Symphony no.2 'Resurrection'.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection'

Genia Kühmeier (soprano)

Gerhild Romberger (contralto)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mariss Jansons (conductor)

In the second of their two Proms appearances, Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra are joined by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Choir for Mahler's magnificent 2nd Symphony, the 'Resurrection' Symphony. It begins with a depiction of a funeral procession and opens out into a vision of life after death, with soprano and alto soloists joining for the last two movements and a choral climax making an unmissable impact.

An edited version of this Prom will be broadcast on Monday 12th August at 2pm.