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Prom 04: Beethoven - Symphony No 9

A Prom featuring the CBSO and Chorus conducted by Andris Nelsons. Beethoven: Overture (The Creatures of Prometheus). Woolrich: Falling Down. Beethoven: Symphony No 9 (Choral).

Afternoon on 3 - Presented by Verity Sharp

Another chance to hear Lucy Crowe, Gerhild Romberger, Dmitry Popov, Kostas Smoriginas with the CBSO and CBSO Chorus conducted by Andris Nelsons at the BBC Proms in Beethoven's Symphony No.9.

Presented at the Royal Albert Hall by Suzy Klein

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus overture.
John Woolrich: Falling Down
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Margaret Cookhorn (contrabassoon)
Lucy Crowe (soprano)
Gerhild Romberger (mezzo)
Pavel Cernoch (tenor)
Kostas Smoriginas (bass-baritone)
CBSO Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (conductor)

Beethoven's 'Choral' Symphony is a celebration of human endeavour, as is his ballet score The Creatures of Prometheus. Andris Nelsons gives his final concert as Music Director of the CBSO before returning (see Proms 49 and 51) with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, of which he became Music Director last season. John Woolrich's dark, sardonic contrabassoon concerto was written for the CBSO's own contrabassoonist Margaret Cookhorn.

Followed by great recordings from some of this week's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Beethoven

    Symphony no.9

  • Kurt Schwertsik

    Nachtmusiken, Op.104

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: HK Gruber.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Frank Martin

    Passacaille for Organ

    Performer: James O╩╝Donnell.
    • HYPERION.
  • Steve Reich

    Nagoya Marimbas

    Performer: Colin Currie. Performer: Sam Walton.
    • Classical Chillout.
    • EMI CLASSSICS.
    • 12.

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