Prom 57: Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Bernard Haitink
Recorded as part of the BBC Proms 2015, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Bernard Haitink with soloist Maria Joao Pires in a programme of Mozart and Schubert.
BBC Proms 2015: The Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Bernard Haitink with soloist Maria João Pires in a programme of Mozart and Schubert.
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Schubert: Overture in C major 'In the Italian Style', D 591
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major 'Great', D 944
Maria João Pires (piano)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
Refined but also profoundly expressive, Maria João Pires is one of the great Mozart interpreters of her generation. She returned to the Proms with Mozart's Piano Concerto Number 23, in A major, which boasts quasi-operatic melodies and deft woodwind colouring. It took musicians and audiences a long time to come to terms with Schubert's 'unplayable' Ninth Symphony, but now - like that other great unplayable, Beethoven's Ninth - it has won an unquestioned place in the repertoire.