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Proms 2011 Prom 23: Beethoven, Saint-Saëns & Liszt

Prom 23: Beethoven, Saint-Saëns & Liszt
19:30 Mon 1 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall
Saint-Saëns’s ‘Egyptian’ concerto, Liszt’s Romantic epic and Beethoven’s dramatic Fourth Symphony.
Saint-Saëns’s ‘Egyptian’ concerto, Liszt’s Romantic epic and Beethoven’s dramatic Fourth Symphony.

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First the sunny surfaces and barely contained energy of Beethoven's Fourth Symphony. Next, a favourite Proms performer in the last of five discreetly glittering, very French piano concertos he has done so much to champion in recent years.

After the interval, a major peak of Romanticism as conceived by one of this year's anniversary composers, Liszt, whom the young Saint-Saëns knew and greatly admired.

Written back to back with the Faust Symphony heard earlier in the season, Liszt's Dante Symphony should leave listeners looking to the heights of Heaven.