Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor
The Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sir Roger Norrington live at the BBC Proms with music by Beethoven, Berlioz and Dvorak.
Beethoven: Symphony no. 8 in F major
Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet - Romeo Alone
Dvovak: Symphony no. 9 in E minor 'From the New World'
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sir Roger Norrington (Conductor)
Following his St John Passion earlier in the season, Roger Norrington returns tonight as Honorary Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Much-loved symphonies by Beethoven and Dvorak bookend a programme of big musical emotions that has at its core the wistful romance 'of the Romeo Alone section of Berlioz's sprawling choral symphony.
Beethoven's 'little symphony in F' brings joy and wit to the mix, belying the composer's troubled personal life with its sunny good humour. By contrast, biography is woven tightly into the melodies and rhythms of Dvorak's final symphony - the elegiac testimony to his love of his Bohemian homeland and his new-found fascination for the stories and traditions 'of America.