Week of September 28, 2009
From the 2009 BBC Proms, London
Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig
Riccardo Chailly, conductor
Saleem Abboud Ashkar, piano
We apologize but we are not able to offer this audio per our agreements with the BBC which presented this concert as part of the 2009 BBC Proms season.
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MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1
MAHLER: Symphony No. 10
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 6 - Gewandhaus Orchestra, Kurt Masur, conductor (Philips 441 426)
Gustav Mahler wrote his final symphony while listening to his own quietly failing heartbeat, aware that any moment could be his last. Mahler never finished his 10th, but what we have of it is some of the most moving music he — or anyone — ever wrote.
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Saleem Abboud Ashkar