Prom 33 (part 1): John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in Beethoven's Symphony No 5 in C minor.
The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and conductor John Eliot Gardiner perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor and Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor
8.35 pm INTERVAL
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Sir John Eliot Gardiner's second appearance of the season showcases the work of the conductor's other period-instrument ensemble - the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, specialists in 19th and 20th-century repertoire. Gardiner's brisk and brilliant take on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony promises to find fresh energy within a familiar work - a classical curtain-raiser to Berlioz's extravagant Symphonie fantastique, the height of Romantic excess, with its quasi-cinematic storytelling and vivid, ghoulish soundscapes.
This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 20th August at 2pm.
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