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Prom 60: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (I)

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Tuesday 3 September 2019 at 19:30
Festival: BBC Proms

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. Making his first Proms appearance since 2012, legendary American pianist Murray Perahia 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’.

We are sorry to announce that Murray Perahia has had to withdraw from Prom 60 on Tuesday 3 September, due to ill health. We are extremely grateful to Emanuel Ax, who will perform in his place. The repertoire is unchanged.

Bernard Haitink conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
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