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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 65: Beethoven / Mahler

Friday 3 September 2010 - 7:30 PM

Sir Simon Rattle © Mat Hennek / EMI Classics

Approximate end time: 9.30pm

Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major 34'

interval

Mahler
Symphony No. 1 in D major 55'

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle
conductor

In the first of his two Proms with the Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle couples Beethoven's punchy Fourth Symphony – a work packed with drama beneath its sunny surfaces – with Mahler's First, which recalls the youthful song-cycle heard in Prom 62 while tracing a characteristic Mahlerian scenario of hard-fought triumph over personal doubts and demons.