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Proms 2014 Prom 62: Beethoven, Berlioz & Dvořák

Prom 62: Beethoven, Berlioz & Dvořák
Prom 62: Beethoven, Berlioz & Dvořák
19:30 Wed 3 Sep 2014 Royal Albert Hall
Symphonies from Beethoven and Dvořák bookend an emotive programme from Sir Roger Norrington and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. At its core is the wistful 'Romeo Alone’ section of Berlioz’s ‘dramatic symphony’ Romeo and Juliet. Beethoven’s ‘little symphony in F’ brings joy and wit to the mix, while Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony is an elegiac homage to his Bohemian homeland.
Symphonies from Beethoven and Dvořák bookend an emotive programme from Sir Roger Norrington and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. At its core is the wistful 'Romeo Alone’ section of Berlioz’s ‘dramatic symphony’ Romeo and Juliet. Beethoven’s ‘little symphony in F’ brings joy and wit to the mix, while Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony is an elegiac homage to his Bohemian homeland.

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Following his St John Passion earlier in the season, Roger Norrington returns here as Honorary Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Symphonies from Beethoven and Dvořák 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 Dvořák’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.

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