Prom 60 repeat: Vienna Philharmonic and Bernard Haitink
Another chance to hear Prom 60: the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Bernard Haitink, perform Bruckner's Symphony No 7 and, with Emanuel Ax, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4.
Presented by Penny Gore
Another chance to hear The Vienna Philharmonic with conductor Bernard Haitink and pianist Emanuel Ax in Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto and Bruckner's 7th Symphony presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Martin Handley.
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
c. 2.35pm - interval
Martin Handley talks to tonight's conductor Bernard Haitink about his life and career.
c. 2.55 pm
Symphony No. 7 in E major (ed. Nowak)
Emmanuel Ax piano
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’.