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Prom 66: Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Simon Rattle. Julian Anderson: Incantesimi. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op 46. Brahms: Symphony No 2.

Live at the BBC Proms: The Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle perform Anderson, Dvorak and Brahms.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley

Julian Anderson: Incantesimi (UK premiere)
Dvorák: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46

c.8.20pm: INTERVAL: Proms Extra
Tom Service discusses Brahms's Symphony No. 2 with academic Nicholas Baragwanath and Austro-German music expert Gavin Plumley. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Students' Union.

c.8.40pm
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major
Berlin Philharmonic
Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Overlooking a lake in the Austrian resort of Pörtschach, Johannes Brahms created a symphony that captured all he saw: the beauty of the sunset; the stillness of the night; the peaceful awakening to a new day. And yet its musicians were to play, said Brahms, as if 'with a mourning ribbon around their arm'.
Brahms's meeting of glowing melancholy and piercing brightness is the culmination of the Berlin Philharmonic's second Prom under Sir Simon Rattle, following Dvorák's colourful Slavonic Dances and a new work from Julian Anderson.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Julian Anderson

    Incantesimi

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dances, Op 46

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Alpesh Chauhan.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 2 in D major

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Josef Suk

    Lullabies [Ukolebavky] - 6 pieces for piano (Op.33) [complete]

    Performer: Margaret Fingerhut.
    • Suk: Piano Works: Margaret Fingerhut.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.

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