The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko, live at the BBC Proms, play Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, and, with Christian Ihle Hadland, Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, 'Romantic'
Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
In their second Proms appearance this summer Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic explore the Romantic landscape and Schubertian echoes of Bruckner's Fourth Symphony. Repeatedly revised by the composer during his lifetime, the symphony opens with a radiant sunrise.
Last heard playing Brahms with the Signum Quartet (PCM 7), Christian Ihle Hadland joins Petrenko and the orchestra for Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto, built on the Mozartian model but already pointing to the bold gestures of the composer's maturity.