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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

8.10pm
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.

8.30pm
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • COE Part 1

    • Robert Schumann

      Manfred - incidental music Op.115

      Conductor: Bernard Haitink. Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Alban Berg

      Concerto for violin and orchestra

      Conductor: Bernard Haitink. Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
  • COE Part 2

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony no. 6 in F major Op.68 (Pastoral)

      Conductor: Bernard Haitink. Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

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