Thursday 9 Aug 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Albert Hall, London

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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Anja Kampe Sieglinde

Robert Dean Smith Siegmund

Franz-Josef Selig Hunding

Webern Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10

Mahler Symphony No. 10, Adagio

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Wagner Die Walküre: Act I

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Philharmonia through a musical journey from aphorism to epic.

Barely six minutes long, Webern’s Five Pieces for Orchestra distils expression down to its most concentrated form, every musical gesture carrying infinite weight and colour.

By contrast, Wagner’s Die Walküre, the second instalment of his monumental Ring cycle, explores musical expansion and amplitude, offering an all-consuming vision of illicit love.

At the midpoint is the Adagio from Mahler’s Tenth Symphony – music that grasps towards eternity and immortality but that was to remain tragically unfinished at the composer’s death.

For more information and tickets, please visit the BBC Proms website.