BBC Proms
24 Jul 2012 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2012 Prom 13: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 Prom 13: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8

Prom 13: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8

Played

19:00 Tuesday 24 Jul 2012 Royal Albert Hall

  • Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
  • Symphony No 8 in F major Symphony No 8 in F major Also known as: Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93 (25 mins)
  • Pierre Boulez 1925–2016
  • Anthèmes 2 (25 mins)
    • Michael Barenboim violin
    • IRCAM live electronics
  • INTERVAL
  • Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
  • Symphony No 7 in A major Symphony No 7 in A major Also known as: Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (35 mins)

About this event

Daneil Barenboim continues his survey of Beethoven – whose music, he believes, 'speaks to all people'. Tonight, two Beethoven symphonies of dancing athleticism and universal appeal frame one of Pierre Boulez's mesmerising extensions of earlier works: Anthèmes 2 is scored for violin and live electronics and its serenely beautiful expressivity may come as a surprise. Beethoven's ebullient Seventh, famously dubbed 'the apotheosis of dance', was the last piece conducted by Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood.

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