Monday, August 13, 2007

Paavo at the Prom once again!


Prom 40: Frankfurt Radio Symphony

Time: 7.30pm - c9.40pm

Venue ROYAL ALBERT HALL

Broadcast on BBC FOUR Live on BBC Radio 3
Available as audio on demand for the following week

Shakespeare's King of the Fairies, immortalised by Weber, contrasts with the equally fantastical, though darker-streaked German folk tales of Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a rich source of inspiration to Mahler, sung by the rich-toned Matthias Goerne who makes his long-awaited Proms debut. Closing with Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms's ambitious Piano Quartet, tonight's Prom represents four generations of Austro-German composers, performed by this distinguished German orchestra and its new Chief Conductor, Paavo Järvi.

Weber Oberon – Overture
Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn – selection

Interval

Brahms, arr Schoenberg Piano Quartet in G minor

Matthias Goerne baritone
Frankfurt Radio Symphony
Paavo Järvi conductor

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