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Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1

BBC Proms, 2011, Prom 47 Episode 2 of 2


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and in tonight's Prom, with the conductor Bernard Haitink, focuses on the expressive musical world of Brahms.

The Third Symphony is generally upbeat, but the energy of the final movement floats away to a quiet and elusive end. The First Piano Concerto is bound up with Brahms's intense friendship with Robert Schumann and his wife Clara, and his sense of loss at Schumann's tragic downward spiral into madness. Emanuel Ax is the soloist, a pianist renowned for his sensitive interpretations, and he rejoins the orchestra for more Brahms tomorrow.

Haitink, a distinguished interpreter of Brahms, admires the COE's ability to play together like chamber musicians.

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor

Emanuel Ax (piano)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Bernard Haitink (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Wednesday 24th August at 2.25pm.

Release date:

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Fri 19 Aug 2011 20:00

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