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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 53: Brahms Night

Tuesday 26 August 2014 - 7:00 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 53 Ivan Fischer © Marco Borggreve

Scheduled end time: 9:05pm

Brahms
Symphony No. 3 in F major 38'

interval

Brahms
Symphony No. 4 in E minor 40'

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer
conductor

The second of two concerts by Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra launches our series of Brahms's symphonies.

While the intimate, autumnal Third was inspired by a visit to the Rhine in 1883, the noble stature of the Fourth was dismissed by the composer as 'a few entr'actes and polkas which I happened to have lying about', despite it containing one of the most richly lyrical slow movements Brahms ever wrote.