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Proms 2015 Prom 57: Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Bernard Haitink

Prom 57
Prom 57: Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Bernard Haitink
19:30 Fri 28 Aug 2015 Royal Albert Hall
One of today’s greatest conductors brings Schubert's Ninth Symphony (the 'Great') to the Proms, along with Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, performed by the inimitable Maria João Pires. Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 4 September.
One of today’s greatest conductors brings Schubert's Ninth Symphony (the 'Great') to the Proms, along with Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, performed by the inimitable Maria João Pires. Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 4 September.

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Refined but also profoundly expressive, Maria João Pires is one of the great Mozart interpreters of her generation. She returns to the Proms to continue our series of late Mozart piano concertos. No. 23 in A major boasts quasi-operatic melodies and deft woodwind colouring. It took musicians and audiences a long time to come to terms with Schubert’s ‘unplayable’ Ninth Symphony, but now – like that other great unplayable, Beethoven’s Ninth – it has won an unquestioned place in the repertoire.