Prom 33: Beethoven & Berlioz

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

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TV & Radio Information
BBC Radio 3
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 19:00

 

After an absence of two decades pianist Mitsuko Uchida returns to the Proms to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

Performing with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons, Uchida presents a piece that, when it was written, extended the traditional notion of a concerto, opening as it does with a simple solo piano statement before going on to push the soloist and ensemble to their very limits, both technically and emotionally.

After the interval the orchestra will perform Berlioz’s groundbreaking Symphonie fantastique.