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Prom 60: Vienna Philharmonic and Bernard Haitink

Live at the BBC Proms. The Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Bernard Haitink, perform Bruckner's Symphony No 7 in E and, with Emanuel Ax, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 in G.

Live at BBC Proms: The Vienna Philharmonic with conductor Bernard Haitink and pianist Emanuel Ax in Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto and Bruckner's 7th Symphony

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

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major

– interval – Martin Handley talks to tonight's conductor Bernard Haitink about his life and career.

Symphony No. 7 in E major (ed. Nowak)

Murray Perahia piano
Vienna Philharmonic
Bernard Haitink conductor

In a year that marks both his 90th birthday and the 65th anniversary of his conducting debut, Bernard Haitink conducts the first of the Vienna Philharmonic’s two concerts this season.

Emanuel Ax is the soloist in Beethoven’s revolutionary Piano Concerto No. 4 – written by the composer as his own farewell to the performing stage.

A farewell of a different kind runs through Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. Completed shortly after Wagner’s death, the work’s heartfelt slow movement, with its poignant closing elegy, pays homage to the man and mentor Bruckner described as his ‘dearly beloved Master’.

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2 hours, 44 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No 4 in G major

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in Ab Op.142 No.2

    Performer: Emanuel Ax.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 7 in E major

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Sonata No 1 in G major Op 78 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • Brahms Violin Sonatas.
    • DECCA.
    • 002.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Eine Nacht in Venedig (Overture)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.


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