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Penny Gore continues Radio 3's month of programmes complementing the BBC4 series "Symphony" - including every note of every Symphony featured in the television series (which continues tonight). Today the BBC Concert Orchestra join in the fun of the Beethoven Symphony cycle with the famous performance of his bombastic Battle Symphony that helped launch Radio 3's Beethoven Experience in 2005: the music celebrated Wellington's victory in battle in 1813 and this appropriate venue for this outdoor performance was Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner in London. The programme ends with Hector Berlioz's even more revolutionary 'Dramatic Symphony' inspired by Shakespeare.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

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Thu 17 Nov 2011 14:00