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Beethoven - Part 1

BBC Proms, 2010 Season, Prom 14 Episode 1 of 2


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

A welcome return to the Proms for this polished German chamber orchestra in the second of the season's Beethoven Nights which revive a tradition common during the first decades of the Proms. Tonight, Artistic Director Paavo Jarvi conducts three works by Beethoven beginning with his First Symphony in which he staked his claim as the rightful heir to the Classical symphonic tradition. The orchestra is joined by American soloist Hilary Hahn in the richly expressive Violin Concerto - a work whose technical difficulties make it a pinnacle of the violin repertoire. The programme concludes with the Fifth Symphony with its explosive opening four-note motive among the most recognised and arresting beginnings to any work of classical music.

Beethoven: Symphony No 1 in C

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D

Hilary Hahn (violin)
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Paavo Jarvi (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 30th July at 2pm.

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1 hour, 15 minutes

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Tue 27 Jul 2010 19:30