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Proms 2012 Prom 13: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8

Prom 13: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
Prom 13: Beethoven Cycle – Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
19:00 Tue 24 Jul 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Two more Beethoven symphonies frame Boulez’s Anthèmes, for violin and electronics, under Daniel Barenboim’s baton.
Two more Beethoven symphonies frame Boulez’s Anthèmes, for violin and electronics, under Daniel Barenboim’s baton.

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Daneil Barenboim continues his survey of Beethoven – whose music, he believes, 'speaks to all people'. Tonight, two Beethoven symphonies of dancing athleticism and universal appeal frame one of Pierre Boulez's mesmerising extensions of earlier works: Anthèmes 2 is scored for violin and live electronics and its serenely beautiful expressivity may come as a surprise. Beethoven's ebullient Seventh, famously dubbed 'the apotheosis of dance', was the last piece conducted by Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood.