BBC Philharmonic - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 4 and 9
Live from the Victoria Hall, Hanley, BBC Philharmonic under Juanjo Mena in Beethoven's Symphony No 4. They are joined by the CBSO Chorus and soloists for Beethoven's Symphony No 9.
Juanjo Mena conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Beethoven's Fourth Symphony. They are joined by soloists and the CBSO Chorus for Beethoven's ninth after the interval.
Live from the Victoria Hall in Hanley
Presented by Stuart Flinders
Beethoven: Symphony No 4 in B flat
CD - Maurizio Pollini plays Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 28 in A Op 101.
Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral)
Rebecca Evans (Soprano)
Clara Mouriz (Mezzo-soprano)
John Daszak (Tenor)
Alastair Miles (Bass)
A journey from the ambiguous and searching introduction to Beethoven's Fourth Symphony at the start of the evening leads to the blaze of reconciliation and joy that is the climax of his Ninth. The BBC Philharmonic is joined by distinguished soloists and the CBSO Chorus for this opening concert in the Stoke-on-Trent Festival.
Following the concert, 'BBC Singers at 90': in the week during which the BBC's professional choir celebrates its 90th anniversary, British composers introduce recordings of their music performed by the BBC Singers.