Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Vienna Philharmonic's Prom under Semyon Bychkov concludes with a performance of Franz Schmidt's neglected Symphony No 2 in E flat.
Live at the BBC Proms: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Semyon Bychkov in a programme of Brahms and Schmidt.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Penny Gore
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major
7.40 pm INTERVAL
Schmidt: Symphony No. 2 in E flat major
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov (conductor)
The first of two consecutive nights with the Vienna Philharmonic under two different conductors. Here, Semyon Bychkov showcases Franz Schmidt's neglected Second Symphony - a work he has passionately championed. A bold piece of Brucknerian ambition, it has more than a hint of Richard Strauss about it. It's paired with Brahms's Third Symphony - the work that saw the composer finding his true musical identity, stepping out from behind his influences to create something lyrical yet strangely unresolved.
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