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Prom 75: Beethoven - Symphony No 9

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Petroc Trelawny presents the annual performance of Beethoven's Symphony No 9, with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and conductor Alan Gilbert.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra & Alan Gilbert live at the BBC Proms: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Friedrich Cerha: Paraphrase on the Opening of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125, 'Choral'

Christina Landshamer (soprano)
Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano)
Steve Davislim (tenor)
Dmitry Belosselskiy (bass)
Members of the Leipzig Opera Chorus
Leipzig Gewandhaus Choir
Leipzig Gewandhaus Childrens Choir
London Symphony Chorus
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Alan Gilbert (conductor)

A highlight of every season in recent Proms history, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 this year returns to its once-traditional slot on the penultimate night - a symphonic finale before the musical party that is the Last Night.
Giving their second performance 'this summer, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and conductor Alan Gilbert are joined by an international cast of soloists for this audacious musical testament of faith and unity across all nations and creeds. When Mahler later said that a symphony should 'embrace the whole universe', it's hard to imagine he wasn't thinking of Beethoven's mighty 'Choral' Symphony.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Friedrich Cerha

    Paraphrase on the Opening of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

    Performer: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Composer: Riccardo Chailly.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 9 in D minor 'Choral' (BBC Proms 2014)

    Performer: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly. Performer: London Symphony Chorus. Performer: The Leipzig Childrens Choir. Performer: Leipzig Gewandhaus Choir. Performer: Leipzig Opera Chorus.

Broadcast

  • Fri 12 Sep 2014 19:30

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