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Proms 2019 Prom 60: Vienna Philharmonic and Bernard Haitink

Prom 60
Prom 60: Vienna Philharmonic and Bernard Haitink
19:30 Tue 3 Sep 2019 Royal Albert Hall
Bernard Haitink, who turned 90 in March, conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Beethoven’s revolutionary Piano Concerto No. 4 and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 – the composer’s heartfelt tribute to his mentor Wagner.
Bernard Haitink, who turned 90 in March, conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Beethoven’s revolutionary Piano Concerto No. 4 and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 – the composer’s heartfelt tribute to his mentor Wagner.

Please note there has been a change of soloist.

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In a year that marks both his 90th birthday and the 65th anniversary of his conducting debut, Bernard Haitink conducts the first of the Vienna Philharmonic’s two concerts this season.

Pianist Emanuel Ax is the soloist in Beethoven’s revolutionary Piano Concerto No. 4 – written by the composer as his own farewell to the performing stage.

A farewell of a different kind runs through Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. Completed shortly after Wagner’s death, the work’s heartfelt slow movement, with its poignant closing elegy, pays homage to the man and mentor Bruckner described as his ‘dearly beloved Master’.

Approx. end time: 21:55

Image: Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg

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