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Beethoven

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, in London. Daniel Barenboim conducts the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No 7.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Tom Service

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim continues its Beethoven cycle with two dramatic symphonies: the compact Eighth and the Seventh, famously dubbed 'the apotheosis of dance'. It was the last piece conducted by Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood. This ebullient symphonic music is contrasted with Pierre Boulez's beautifully serene Anthèmes 2, scored for violin and live electronics.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Michael Barenboim (violin)
IRCAM (live electronics)
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

This Prom will be repeated on Monday 30th July at 2pm.

55 minutes

Last on

Tue 24 Jul 2012 20:20

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