BBC Proms
24 Jul 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 13 Prom 13: Beethoven – Symphony No. 9

Prom 13

Played

20:00 Sunday 24 Jul 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Magnus Lindberg b.1958
  • Two Episodes
    BBC co-commission with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Festival & Casa da Música, Porto: world premiere (15 mins)
  • 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)

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.

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