From the Royal Albert Hall, London. David Zinman conducts the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in Beethoven's Symphony No 3 in E Flat (Eroica).
BBC PROMS 2011
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Distinguished international guests, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and David Zinman, present top-flight Viennese classics and a post-minimalist work from Sweden.
Anders Hillborg's Cold Heat leavens high-art finesse with the rampaging pulse and flow of street music. Quite a contrast with the autumnal poise of Mozart's final piano concerto, tonight featuring Maria João Pires, whose Late Night Chopin recital was a highlight of last year's Proms.
After the interval, one of the great pinnacles of Western art music, a work inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution. Beethoven famously struck out the dedication to Napoleon Bonaparte when the latter declared himself Emperor but the heroic musical drama of the 'Eroica' stands for all time.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica'
Maria João Pires (piano)
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
David Zinman (conductor)
This Prom will be repeated on Monday 29 August at 2pm.
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