- Magnus Lindberg b.1958
- Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral' Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral' Also known as: Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral', Op 125 (68 mins)
- Miah Persson soprano
- Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano
- John Daszak tenor
- Christopher Purves bass
- London Philharmonic Choir
- London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Beethoven helped change the European musical landscape but in his final symphony he imagined the most startling transformation of all: from a brutal, joyless world to one of uplifting and embracing brotherhood. He did it by writing his most vivid music yet and employing – to startling effect – a chorus, proclaiming Friedrich Schiller’s uplifting ‘Ode to Joy’.
Vladimir Jurowski returns to the Proms, opening with a new work from one of the finest orchestral craftsmen of our time, Magnus Lindberg.