BBC Proms
29 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

Proms 2016 Prom 59 Prom 59: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Beethoven

Prom 59

Played

19:30 Monday 29 Aug 2016 Royal Albert Hall

  • Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827
  • Overture 'Leonore' No 2 Overture 'Leonore' No 2 Also known as: Overture 'Leonore' No 2, Op 72a (14 mins)
  • Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor' Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor' Also known as: Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, 'Emperor', Op 73 (38 mins)
  • INTERVAL
  • Symphony No 7 in A major Symphony No 7 in A major Also known as: Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (38 mins)

Tonight’s all-Beethoven Prom culminates in the composer’s most fascinating and bold symphony, a piece shaped by irresistible rhythmic drive, whether in the inevitable tread of its slow march or the propulsive energy of its outer movements.

One of the world’s oldest orchestras, along with one of its closest collaborators, lights the fuse on Beethoven’s Seventh and his excitable Leonore Overture No. 2, while ‘pianist’s pianist’ Sir András Schiff performs the composer’s most commanding piano concerto.

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