BBC Proms - 2016

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18Mahler - Symphony No 320160729

Live at BBC Proms: in the 50th-anniversary year of his first appearance at the Proms, Bernard Haitink conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's longest symphony, the Third, with mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Ian Skelly

Mahler: Symphony No 3 in D minor

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano),

London Symphony Chorus (women's voices),

Tiffin Boys' Choir,

London Symphony Orchestra,

Bernard Haitink (conductor)

On the shores of the Attersee in Upper Austria, the hut still stands in which Gustav Mahler set about creating one of the most overwhelming visions of nature in all art. The composer's Third Symphony harnessed the expanse that surrounded him. Horns bray and trombones growl in the face of nature's primeval power; human voices move from grief to hope before, as Mahler declared, 'nature in its totality rings and resounds'.

In the 50th-anniversary year of his first appearance at the Proms, Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler's mighty nature symphony.

Bernard Haitink conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No 3.

19David Bowie Prom20160729

Live at BBC Proms: A celebration and reinterpretation of the music of David Bowie with the Berlin-based, collective s t a r g a z e and its Artistic Director André de Ridder.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall,London. Presented by Andrew McGregor

A celebration and reinterpretation of the music of David Bowie with the Berlin-based, genre-defying musicians collective s t a r g a z e and its Artistic Director André de Ridder.
They are joined by guest singers and collaborators - including Jherek Bischoff, Anna Calvi and Amanda Palmer - to re-imagine the Bowie catalogue with fresh settings of classic works.