London Philharmonic Orchestra - Bruckner, Brahms
From the Royal Festival Hall, London Philharmonic under Vladimir Jurowski. Brahms: Double Concerto (Julia Fischer: violin and Daniel Muller-Schott: cello). Bruckner: Symphony No 2.
Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO in Bruckner's Symphony No 2 and Brahms's Double Concerto, with Julia Fischer and Daniel Müller-Schott
Live from the Royal Festival Hall
Presented by Andrew McGregor
Brahms: Double Concerto
8.20: Interval - piano music by Brahms
Bruckner: Symphony No.2
Julia Fischer violin
Daniel Müller-Schott cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Bruckner's Second Symphony is where his epic symphonic journey really begins - where we encounter for the first time that rhythmic power, rolling inevitability and humble tunefulness that make his huge orchestral canvases so irresistible. Brahms simply hoped his Double Concerto for violin and cello 'might deliver some fun'. But it turned out to be one of his most unique and strangely touching works, a piece full of fantasy and invention that has been described as an 'endless love song' between two instruments, 'an opera without words'.