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Playing: Sonata for piano no. 31 (Op.110) in A flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Prom 23 - Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Liszt

With Penny Gore

Energy and Romantic drive characterise the music of Prom 23, with the BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gianandrea Noseda and pianist Stephen Hough. Beethoven's exhilarating Fourth Symphony is the perfect curtain-raiser to Saint-Saëns's sparkling Fifth Piano Concerto, with its colourful reminiscences of his foreign travels. Continuing this season's anniversary exploration of Liszt's major works, there's his turbulent Dante Symphony, bringing to vivid musical life the dark world of the Inferno and Purgatorio sections of the Italian Renaissance poet's Divine Comedy.

Presented by Martin Handley

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major ('Egyptian')
Liszt: Dante Symphony

Stephen Hough (piano)
Julia Doyle (soprano)

CBSO Chorus (women's voices)
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 4 Aug 2011 14:00
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