Boston Symphony Plays Brahms, Schumann and Stucky

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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.

The full archived broadcast is no longer available due to rights restrictions. However, you may still listen to two of the three pieces below on-demand:

Steven Stucky/Henry Purcell: Funeral Music for Queen Mary


Brahms: Symphony No. 4



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


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

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