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From the Royal Albert Hall, London. David Robertson conducts leading soloists, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and the Philharmonia Chorus in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.


Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Featured artist Yo-Yo Ma takes centre stage with a new work conceived especially for him by British composer Graham Fitkin. After the interval, the BBC SO's Principal Guest Conductor, David Robertson, directs the traditional annual Proms performance of Beethoven's Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in the symphonic canon. An impressive team of soloists joins the BBC Symphony Chorus to project the finale's optimistic vision of hard-won triumph over adversity.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Christine Brewer (soprano)
Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)

BBC Symphony Chorus
Philharmonia Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Friday 2 September at 2.30pm.

1 hour, 35 minutes

Last on

Wed 31 Aug 2011 20:25

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Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 9 in D minor Op.125 (Choral)

    Conductor: David Robertson Performer: Christine Brewer - Soprano Performer: Iain Paterson - Bass Performer: Karen Cargill - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Toby Spence - Tenor Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra Performer: BBC Symphony Chorus


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