Prom 53 Brahms Night

Opened 26 Aug 2014
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Part of the BBC Proms.

The second of two concerts by Ivan 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. Finish time approx. 21:05