Prom 70: 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 26 and Bruckner's Symphony No 6.
Berlin Staatskapelle at the BBC Proms, with Daniel Barenboim as pianist and conductor in Mozart's No 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation' and Bruckner's Symphony No 6.
Presented by Ian Skelly from the Royal Albert Hall on 6th September 2016
Mozart: Piano Concerto No 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'
Bruckner: Symphony No 6 in A major
Daniel Barenboim (piano and director)
Bruckner, but not as we know him. In the Sixth Symphony, gone is the composer's typical heft, his long-drawn crescendos and his archetypal brooding introduction. Instead, this symphony gallops into life, crackling with vitality. Bruckner's rich and individual Sixth Symphony is heard in the second of the Staatskapelle Berlin's two Proms after a piano concerto by Mozart that boasts similar rarity and individuality.
Mozart's sparkling Piano Concerto No. 26 was performed by the composer in Frankfurt during festivities in 1790 for the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor.