Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London Philharmonic under Vladimir Jurowski. With the annual performance of Beethoven's Symphony No 9, plus Magnus Lindberg's Two Episodes.
Live at BBC Proms: Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its concluding "Ode to Joy". Plus a world premiere by Magnus Lindberg.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly
Magnus Lindberg: Two Episodes (world premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor ('Choral')
Miah Persson (soprano),
Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano),
John Daszak (tenor),
Christopher Purves (bass),
London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra,
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).
Beethoven helped change the European musical landscape but in his final symphony he imagined the most startling transformation of all: from a brutal, joyless world to one of uplifting and embracing brotherhood. He did it by writing his most vivid music yet and employing a chorus, proclaiming Friedrich Schiller's uplifting 'Ode to Joy'.
Vladimir Jurowski returns to the Proms, opening with a new work from one of the finest orchestral craftsmen of our time, Magnus Lindberg.