Prom 5: Mahler Symphony 5
Prom Five broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall, London
On the bill is Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and the UK premiere of Helmut Lachenmann’s Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied.
One of Mahler’s best-loved symphonies, the Fifth was written between 1901 and 1902 and contains the famous Adagietto movement, a love letter to his wife Alma, as well as the solo trumpet opening.
The Arditti Quartet is invited to join the orchestra for Lachenmann’s Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied, a deeply affecting example of his metallic and transfixing composition style.