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Bernard Haitink conducts an all-Brahms featuring pianist Emanuel Ax

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BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink leads the final series of the 2017-18 season, an all-Brahms program featuring beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in the composer's monumental Piano Concerto No. 2. The turbulent First, the Second Concerto is a magisterial, far-ranging work of symphonic proportions, in four movements rather than a typical concerto's three. Brahms's Symphony No. 2 was composed relatively quickly in 1877, following his extended, years-long effort to complete the long-awaited First. The lilting Second Symphony is generally regarded as the most genial and relaxed of Brahms's four great works in the genre.

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Bernard   Haitink, conductor Bernard Haitink, conductor Emanuel   Ax, piano Emanuel Ax, piano
Program Notes Audio
BRAHMS - Piano Concerto No. 2 (48 min)
BRAHMS - Symphony No. 2 (44 min)
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