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Prom 69: Beethoven, Bruckner

A Prom in which Vasily Petrenko conducts the Oslo Philharmonic. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 2 (soloist: Christian Ihle Hadland). Bruckner: Symphony No 4.

The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko play Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, and, with Christian Ihle Hadland, Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto.

From the 2013 BBC Proms at 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 last summer Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic explored 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.
Before that, Christian Ihle Hadland joined 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.

First broadcast in September 2013.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No.4 in E Flat Major 'Romantic'

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • William Byrd

    My Lady Nevell's ground MB.28.57 for keyboard

    Performer: Christian Hadland.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto no. 2 in B flat major Op.19 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Christian Hadland.