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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Service
The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim continues its Beethoven cycle with two dramatic symphonies: the compact Eighth and the Seventh, famously dubbed 'the apotheosis of dance'. It was the last piece conducted by Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood. This ebullient symphonic music is contrasted with Pierre Boulez's beautifully serene Anthèmes 2, scored for violin and live electronics.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Pierre Boulez: Anthèmes 2
Michael Barenboim (violin)
IRCAM (live electronics)
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Monday 30th July at 2pm.