Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Louise Fryer
Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and pianist Emanuel Ax in music by Brahms.
In their second concert of Brahms's masterworks at this year's Proms, they open with a work long central to Emanuel Ax's repertoire. Brahms's Second Piano Concerto is on a grand Romantic scale and makes huge technical demands on the soloist.
After the interval, the composer's astonishing final symphony, where the balance between expressiveness and structural control is most perfectly maintained.
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Monday 22nd August at 2pm.