BBC Proms masterworks: Strauss, Mahler and Panufnik

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Valery Gergiev conducts the World Orchestra for Peace

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TV & Radio Information
BBC Four
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 19:30

 

BBC Four offers another opportunity to watch Prom 4, which took place on Sunday 20 July.

The World Orchestra for Peace returns to the BBC Proms for its forth time, tonight under the baton of Russian maestro Valery Gergiev.

The orchestra performs Mahler’s Sixth Symphony and, on the 150th anniversary of the year of his birth, Richard Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten.

Also on the programme is the European premiere of British composer Roxanna Panufnik’s work Three Paths to Peace, which draws on the music of three world religions - Christianity, Islam and Judaism - to tell the story of Abraham and Isaac.