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Though booed at its premiere in 1859, Brahms's First Piano Concerto has gone on to become one of the most-beloved of piano concertos.

A giant of a piece with an emotional scope to match, it is at its most tender in the slow movement - a 'gentle portrait' of Clara Schumann.

Tempering this intensity is Haydn's graceful Symphony No. 99 and David Sawer's The Greatest Happiness Principle, with its dancing, rhythmically charged textures.

Inspired by Jeremy Bentham's Utopian philosophies, it is performed tonight as part of the PRS for Music Foundation's Resonate scheme, promoting British music of the past 25 years, in partnership with the Association of British Orchestras and BBC Radio 3.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor 49'


David Sawer
The Greatest Happiness Principle 14'
Symphony No. 99 in E flat major 25'

Stephen Hough piano
BBC Philharmonic
Mark Wigglesworth conductor

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Type of production: Concert

Opened: 29 July 2017

Booking until: 29 July 2017

Running time: 2 Hours 10 Mins

Prices: £26.00 - £52.00