Thursday 28 July 2011
7.00pm – c9.25pm
Royal Albert Hall

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op 21 (27 mins)
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Thierry Fischer conductor
  • Marc-AndrĂ© Dalbavie

    Flute Concerto (18 mins) London premiere
    • Emmanuel Pahud flute
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Thierry Fischer conductor
  • INTERVAL
  • Elliott Carter

    Flute Concerto (13 mins) UK premiere
    • Emmanuel Pahud flute
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Thierry Fischer conductor
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op 92 (40 mins)
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • Thierry Fischer conductor

About this event

Two Beethoven symphonies of dancing athleticism, the Seventh being the last work directed by Proms founder-conductor Sir Henry Wood before his death, frame a pair of what he would have called 'novelties'.

Emmanuel Pahud has sought to compensate for the dearth of celebrated flute concertos by championing new ones.

Marc-André Dalbavie's recent piece is opulent, tender and squarely in the French tradition, Elliott Carter's dazzler an engaging product of his remarkable Indian summer - it was completed early in 2008, when the composer was 99 years old.

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