Prom 69: Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim - Mozart and Bruckner
A Prom featuring the Staatskapelle Berlin with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor. With Mozart's Piano Concerto No 24 and Bruckner's Symphony No 4.
Staatskapelle Berlin at the BBC Proms, with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 and Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, the 'Romantic'.
Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall on 5th September 2016
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (Romantic)
Daniel Barenboim (piano and director)
Daniel Barenboim and his Staatskapelle Berlin pair a Mozart piano concerto 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.