By pure chance while we were in Berlin, I caught the tail-end of the Berlin Philharmonic’s 2010 Europa Concert, which came from the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford. All I got to see was the final ten minutes or so of the concluding item in the concert, which was Brahms’s First Symphony. The performance was exceptional, an experience to treasure for anyone lucky enough to have been there, and these ten minutes were enough to convince me to watch out for the DVD and to buy it when it becomes available. I would urge everyone else to do the same, or at the very least to check TV schedules for the eventual broadcast on BBC.
In the mean time may I refer you to a glowing review by Tom Service in The Guardian. The review refers to one highly unusual aspect of the occasion, which was that the physical dimensions and layout of the venue required the orchestra to be positioned on the floor of the hall rather than on a platform. The effect must have been astonishing for the audience.