Prom 57 – Wagner and Strauss
Prom 57, featuring the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester conducted by Daniele Gatti, is broadcast on BBC Four at 7.30pm tonight.
The Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, founded by Claudio Abbado and based in Vienna, visits the Royal Albert Hall to perform works by Wagner, Berg, Ravel and Strauss. The concert opens with the Prelude from Act Three of Wagner’s Parsifal, and the Good Friday Music. Then the orchestra welcomes violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann to perform the Berg Violin Concerto.
The second half of the concert sees the orchestra perform Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier Suite before ending with a flourish in Ravel’s La valse.