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Prom 17: Roger Norrington conducts Berlioz, Beethoven and Brahms

With the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR under Roger Norrington. Berlioz: Overture (Beatrice and Benedict). Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4. Brahms: Symphony No 1.

Live at BBC Proms: Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR conducted by Sir Roger Norrington in Berlioz and Brahms, and pianist Robert Levin joins for Beethoven's Fourth Concerto

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict - overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major

8.20 INTERVAL
Proms Extra: Shakespeare - Religion and Clerics
Religion and clerics in Shakespeare considered by the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, Ewan Fernie from the Shakespeare Institute and presenter Rana Mitter.

8.40
Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor

Robert Levin, piano
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR
Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

New sounds always emerge from Sir Roger Norrington's historically informed adventures with his old friends from Stuttgart.
Tonight he turns his attention to the joyous overture from Berlioz's Shakespearean comedy Beatrice and Benedict and two works central to the Austro-German tradition: Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto and Brahms's First Symphony.

PROMS EXTRA: Shakespeare - Religion and Clerics
Shakespeare's depiction of religion and clerics is discussed by the Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, Ewan Fernie from the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham and presenter Rana Mitter. Highlights of a discussion recorded at Imperial College Union earlier this evening as part of a series exploring different professions in Shakespeare's plays.

Producer: Zahid Warley.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G

    Performer: Robert Levin. Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony.
  • Robert Schumann

    Intermezzo from Faschingsswank aus Wien

  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No 1 in C minor

    Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington. Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance no.5 in G minor

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire. Conductor: Constantin Silvestri.
  • Edward Elgar

    Nimrod from Enigma Variations

    Featured Artist: Charles Mackerras. Featured Artist: London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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