Friday, 26 August 2011
Brilliant Brahms at Prom 49
The previous night I watched the Chamber Orchestra of Europe's first Brahms concert on BBC4 but for the second I'm at The Royal Albert Hall to experience all the excitement live. How wonderful was Emanuel Ax playing the piano in perfect harmony with the Orchestra. It seems that along with Bernard Haitink they are the perfect combination for Brahms.
After the interval we were treated to a brilliant performance of Brahms' Symphony No.4 in E minor which delighted the large audience. Clever and challenging this is a mighty piece of music made even better when played to this high standard. Nights like this make the BBC Proms the best Classical Music Festival in the World.