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Prom 24: James MacMillan & Mahler

Monday 3 August 2015 - 7:30 PM

Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly

Approximate end time: 9:45pm

Presented by:

James MacMillan
Symphony No. 4 c25'
BBC commission: world premiere

interval

Mahler
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor 72'

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles
conductor

Mahler's mighty Symphony No. 5 is the climax of this second Prom from Donald Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

The work's intense, contrasting moods – the bitter solemnity of the funeral march, the violence of the second movement and the tenderness of the famous Adagietto – make this one of the great orchestral showpieces.

The evening opens with the world premiere of a dramatic new symphony from Scottish composer James MacMillan.

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