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Beethoven and Beyond

Symphony Episode 2 of 4

Simon Russell Beale continues his journey into the world of the symphony with the story of the revolutionary later symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven and their phenomenal impact. We also meet Franz Schubert, whose two greatest symphonies were only discovered after his tragic early death, the obsessive French Romantic Hector Berlioz and the flamboyant pianist-turned-composer Franz Liszt. The music is performed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Halle, conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 4 Jul 2014 19:30

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Role Contributor
PresenterSimon Russell Beale
ProducerAndy King-Dabbs
DirectorAndy King-Dabbs
Series ProducerHelen Mansfield
ConductorMark Elder
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