Boston Symphony Plays Brahms, Schumann and Stucky

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bernard Haitink, celebrating his 60th year of conducting orchestras, joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in a program featuring two pillars of the German repertoire: Brahms's Symphony No. 4 and Schumann's Piano Concerto. The latter features pianist  Murray Perahia in the solo role.

The program begins with a modern reworking by Steven Stucky of Henry Purcell's Funeral Music for Queen Mary.

The Amsterdam-born Haitink served as principal guest conductor of the Boston Symphony from 1995 to 2004, when he took on the new title of conductor emeritus. WQXR brought you the concert live. Listen to the archived audio above.


  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Bernard Haitink, Conductor
  • Murray Perahia, Piano


  • PURCELL / STEVEN STUCKY Funeral Music for Queen Mary
  • SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

We asked you to share your thoughts during the concert in Carnegie Hall's live chat or on Twitter using the hashtag #CHLive. Below is a collection of your chat comments and tweets.

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