Prom 15
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Life is celebrated and loss mourned in music spanning over 200 years.

The BBC Philharmonic and its Principal Guest Conductor Ben Gernon pair Beethoven's majestic final piano concerto - for which we welcome back Paul Lewis, who played all five Beethoven piano concertos in the 2010 season - with Brahms's sunny Second Symphony, whose lyrical, pastoral spirit harks back to the earlier composer's own 'Pastoral' Symphony (No. 6).

The concert opens in a more sombre, contemplative mood with the world premiere of Tansy Davies's What Did We See? - a meditation on death, healing and transcendence that builds on material from the composer's recent 9/11-inspired opera Between Worlds.

Tansy Davies
What Did We See? (orchestral suite from 'Between Worlds') c20'
BBC commission: world premiere
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor' 38'

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Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major 42'
Paul Lewis piano
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon conductor


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Type of production: Concert

Opened: 25 July 2018

Booking until: 25 July 2018

Running time: 2 Hours 5 Mins

Prices: £17.00 - £55.00