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Prom 04 (part 2): Beethoven - Symphony No 9

Episode 2 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, the CBSO's concert under Andris Nelsons concludes with the annual Proms performance of Beethoven's Symphony No 9.

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

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Suzy Klein

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus overture
John Woolrich: Falling Down (London premiere)
(Margaret Cookhorn, contrabassoon)

7.55 pm Interval

8.15 pm
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, 'Choral'

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 contra-bassoon concerto was written for the CBSO's own contrabassoonist Margaret Cookhorn.

[This Prom will be repeated on Monday 20th July at 2pm].

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Sun 19 Jul 2015 20:15

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'

    Choir: CBSO Chorus. Ensemble: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Novelettes Nos 1, 2 and 3

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Poulenc: Piano Works: Pascal Roge.
    • Decca.
    • 12.


  • Sun 19 Jul 2015 20:15

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