Bernard Haitink and COE - Schumann, Berg, Beethoven
Presented by Martin Handley, Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Schumann: Overture to Manfred. Berg: Violin Concerto. Beethoven: Symphony No 6 (Pastoral).
Bernard Haitink conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in works by Schumann, Berg and Beethoven live from London's Barbican Hall, with violinist Isabelle Faust
Presented by Martin Handley
Schumann: Overture to Manfred
Berg: Violin Concerto
Interval: Bernard Haitink in conversation. The veteran conductor talks to Martin Handley and reflects on a 60-year career that has led him to direct orchestras and opera companies all over the world.
Beethoven: Symphony no.6 'Pastoral'
Isabelle Faust (violin)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
The vibrant young players of the Chamber Orchestra are joined by veteran conductor Bernard Haitink in a programme of contrasts.
In between the heart-on-sleeve romanticism of Schumann's tribute to Byron and the radiance of Beethoven's 'Pastoral' symphony comes the austere beauty of Berg's violin concerto. Dedicated to the memory of a family friend who died shockingly young, it is both a moving eulogy and a tautly-argued musical masterpiece.
German violinist Isabelle Faust is a regular visitor to concert venues in the UK as soloist and chamber musician and is particularly associated with Berg's concerto, winning a Gramophone Award for her interpretation in 2011.