Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Staatskapelle Berlin with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor in Mozart's Piano Concerto No 24 and Bruckner's Symphony No 4.
Live at BBC Proms: Staatskapelle Berlin with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 and Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, the 'Romantic'.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor K.491
c.8.00pm PROMS EXTRA: Capability Brown
On the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, historian and gardening writer Anna Pavord talks about his work and his legacy. Author of many books, her most recent is called Landskipping. She is interviewed by Ian McMillan, presenter of Radio 3's The Verb and judge of the Proms Poetry competition.
Producer: Jacqueline Smith
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Romantic)
Daniel Barenboim (piano and director)
Daniel Barenboim and his Staatskapelle Berlin open three consecutive evenings in which a Mozart piano concerto is paired with a Bruckner symphony. 'We shall never be able to do anything like that,' proclaimed Beethoven when he heard Mozart's dramatic, minor-key Piano Concerto No. 24.
As with Mozart in his concertos, with each of Bruckner's symphonies came a keener focus of vision and honing of craft. With the Fourth, Bruckner really came of age, bringing a newfound confidence in the glowing first movement, while its statuesque Andante is a moving premonition of loss.