BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 3
BRUCKNER Symphony No 9 (1894 Ed Nowak 1951 + Finale (unfinished). Performing Version by Samale-Phillips-Cohrs-Mazzuca (1983–2012))
Daniel Harding conductor
Maria João Pires piano
London Symphony Orchestra
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For their second concert together, Daniel Harding and Maria João Pires turn to the middle of Beethoven’s five piano concertos and the last of Bruckner’s nine symphonies.
Written during a busy period, Beethoven did not have time to finish writing out his Third Concerto, instead performing the premiere largely from memory. The result was a surprising and imaginative work that pushed forward the way in which composers wrote for piano.