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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 66: Wagner / R. Strauss / Schoenberg / Webern / Berg

Saturday 4 September 2010 - 7:30 PM

Karita Mattila © Lauri Eriksson

Approximate end time: 9.40pm

Wagner
Parsifal – Prelude (Act 1) 13'

R. Strauss
Four Last Songs 22'

interval

Schoenberg
Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16 - 1909 version 16'

Webern
Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6 12'

Berg
Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6 21'

Karita Mattila soprano
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle
conductor

 

The Box Office entrance at Door 12 is currently closed for maintenance. Access to the Box Office will be through Door 1.

In the first half of their second Prom, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic pair late works by two of Germany's greatest late-Romantics – 'Richard the First' and 'Richard the Third', as the conductor Hans von Bülow rather wickedly called them (quipping that, after Wagner, there could be no 'Richard the Second').

After the interval come sensational sonic adventures by the three great musical pioneers of early-20th-century Vienna.

Celebrated Finnish soprano Karita Mattila returns to the Proms as soloist in Strauss's opulently nostalgic reflections on life's last days.