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


Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Johannes BrahmsPiano Concerto No 2 in B flat major
~ Interval ~
Reinbert de LeeuwDer nächtliche Wanderer


Peter Serkin – piano
Oliver Knussen – Conductor

BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

When Brahms came to write his Second Piano Concerto more than two decades after his First, out went the confident swagger of a man in his prime and in came a feeling of intimacy and expectation.

Oliver Knussen balances the Brahms with the far-flung world of Der nächtliche Wanderer (‘The Night Wanderer’) by Dutch composer and conductor Reinbert de Leeuw. This deftly coloured symphonic poem has been described as ‘a bath of beauty’ and ‘a high-density monument in music’.

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