Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Julian AndersonIncantesimi
Antonín DvořákSlavonic Dances, Op 46
~ Interval ~
Johannes BrahmsSymphony No 2 in D major


Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor

Berlin Philharmonic

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Programme Note

Overlooking a lake in the Austrian resort of Pörtschach, Johannes Brahms created a symphony that captured all he saw: the beauty of the sunset; the stillness of the night; the peaceful awakening to a new day. And yet its musicians were to play, said Brahms, as if ‘with a mourning ribbon around their arm’.

Brahms’s meeting of glowing melancholy and piercing brightness is the culmination of the Berlin Philharmonic’s second Prom under Sir Simon Rattle, following Dvořák’s colourful Slavonic Dances and a new work from Julian Anderson.

Prom 66

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