With Louise Fryer.
Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Another chance to hear the opening concert of their Proms Beethoven complete symphony cycle - one of the landmarks of this year's BBC Proms.
Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in the opening concert of their five-part Beethoven symphony cycle, one of the highlights of this year's Proms season. Founded in 1999 with the aim of bringing together Arab and Israeli players, WEDO has gone far beyond the symbolic in its goal of building bridges through music, to become one of the world's most dynamic orchestras. Each of the five concerts also offers the opportunity to hear the music of Pierre Boulez - like Beethoven, one of the great musical revolutionaries.
Presented by Tom Service
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major
Boulez: Dérive 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor).