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Prom 13 - Beethoven, Boulez

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 30 July 2012

With Penny Gore

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim continues its Beethoven cycle with two dramatic symphonies: the tightly-coiled Eighth and the Seventh, famously dubbed 'the apotheosis of dance'. It was the last piece conducted by Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood. This ebulliant symphonic music is contrasted with Pierre Boulez's beautifully serene Anthèmes 2, scored for violin and live electronics.

Presented by Tom Service.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Pierre Boulez: Anthèmes 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Michael Barenboim (violin)
IRCAM (live electronics)
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

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