24 Jul 2016, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2016 Prom 13

Prom 13
Prom 13: Beethoven – Symphony No. 9
20:00 Sun 24 Jul 2016 Royal Albert Hall
The world premiere of a new work by Magnus Lindberg is the curtain raiser for this LPO Prom, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Miah Persson and Christopher Purves are among the soloists in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
The world premiere of a new work by Magnus Lindberg is the curtain raiser for this LPO Prom, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Miah Persson and Christopher Purves are among the soloists in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Programme

      • Two Episodes(15 mins)BBC co-commission with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Festival & Casa da Música, Porto: world premiere
      • Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral'(68 mins)

Performers

About This Event

Beethoven helped change the European musical landscape but in his final symphony he imagined the most startling transformation of all: from a brutal, joyless world to one of uplifting and embracing brotherhood. He did it by writing his most vivid music yet and employing – to startling effect – a chorus, proclaiming Friedrich Schiller’s uplifting ‘Ode to Joy’.

Vladimir Jurowski returns to the Proms, opening with a new work from one of the finest orchestral craftsmen of our time, Magnus Lindberg.

Music Played

Symphony No.9 in D minor, 'Choral' (Proms 2016)
COMPOSER: Ludwig van Beethoven
SINGER: Miah Persson Anna Stéphany John Daszak Christopher Purvis
CHOIR: London Philharmonic Choir
ORCHESTRA: London Philharmonic Orchestra
CONDUCTOR: Vladimir Jurowski
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