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.
Symphony No. 4 c25’
BBC commission: world premiere
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor 72’
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles conductor
- James MacMillan recorded for broadcast on BBC Four on 6 September