Proms 2012 Prom 50: Beethoven, Mozart, Delius & Nielsen Prom 50: Beethoven, Mozart, Delius & Nielsen

Prom 50: Beethoven, Mozart, Delius & Nielsen


19:30 Monday 20 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall

  • BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
  • Egmont, Op 84
    Overture (9 mins)
  • MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791
  • Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622 (28 mins)
  • FinziGerald Finzi 1901–1956
  • Five Bagatelles, Op. 23a – Romance (No. 2)
    Encore (3 mins)
  • DeliusFrederick Delius 1862–1934
  • Eventyr (Once Upon a Time) (16 mins)
  • NielsenCarl Nielsen 1865–1931
  • Symphony No. 5 Symphony No. 5, FS97, Op 50 (34 mins)

About this event

Osmo Vänskä conducts exhilarating musical invention from Beethoven and Nielsen, both celebrating the human ability to find hope in the face of oppression and suffering.

Between them Mozart’s lyrical classic is played by a clarinettist of the first order and there’s a neglected tone-poem, Eventyr, evoking the colour and spirit of Norwegian folk tales, from one of this year’s anniversary composers. Delius’s amanuensis, Eric Fenby, saw the piece as the very apex of the composer’s skill yet, surprisingly, it has only appeared once previously at the Proms.

Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Stephen Johnson talks about Nielsen's Symphony No. 5.

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