Purcell Chacony in G minor Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 Schubert Symphony No 9 (ĎThe Greatí) Bernard Haitink conductor Maria Jo„o Pires piano London Symphony Orchestra
Purcellís Chacony forms an ever-unravelling musical puzzle around the same eight-bar phrase. At the premiere of his Piano Concerto No 20, Mozart didnít even have time to play through the last movement because he was transcribing it right up until the start of the concert. Fellow composer Robert Schumann said delightedly to his wife upon discovering Schubertís Symphony No 9 that he had Ďfound a symphony of heavenly lengthí. Lasting over an hour, its first performance in London was spread over seven days!
Please note that due to a printing error this concert is not listed in the Barbican June Events Guide. We apologise for any confusion caused.