- Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
Piano Concerto No 4 in G major Piano Concerto No 4 in G major Also known as: Piano Concerto No 4 in G major, Op 58 (35 mins)
- Murray Perahia piano
- Anton Bruckner 1824–1896
Symphony No 9 in D minor (65 mins)
About this event
Murray Perahia and Bernard Haitink have a long‑standing musical rapport, most recently demonstrated at the Proms in 2008. Tonight they are reunited in Beethoven’s most daringly personal concerto, remarkable for its outer tenderness and underlying intensity.
After the interval, Bruckner’s symphonic swansong is performed by the ensemble he himself considered ‘the most superior’, under a conductor who helped reignite contemporary interest in this profoundly spiritual music. Haitink gives the Ninth in its three-movement form, ending as its great Adagio fades into silence, seemingly on the verge of the inexpressible.
Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Stephen Johnson talks about Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 in D minor.