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Prom 26: BBC Symphony Orchestra and Oliver Knussen
19:30 Thu 4 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall
Peter Serkin is the soloist in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, before the UK premiere of Reinbert de Leeuw’s symphonic poem Der nächtliche Wanderer.
Peter Serkin is the soloist in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, before the UK premiere of Reinbert de Leeuw’s symphonic poem Der nächtliche Wanderer.

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When Brahms came to write his Second Piano Concerto more than two decades after his First, out went the confident swagger of a man in his prime and in came a feeling of intimacy and expectation.

Oliver Knussen balances the Brahms with the far-flung world of Der nächtliche Wanderer (‘The Night Wanderer’) by Dutch composer and conductor Reinbert de Leeuw. This deftly coloured symphonic poem has been described as ‘a bath of beauty’ and ‘a high-density monument in music’.

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