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Prom 34: Dutilleux, HK Gruber and Beethoven

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Proms. Dutilleux: Timbres, espace, mouvement. HK Gruber: Busking (Hakan Hardenberger: trumpet). Beethoven: Symphony No 5.

Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Prom, with Sakari Oramo and Håkan Hardenberger, in Beethoven's Symphony No.5, HK Gruber's Busking, and Dutilleux's Timbres, espace, movement.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Henri Dutilleux: Timbres, espace, mouvement

HK Gruber: Busking

Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Mats Bergström, banjo
Claudia Buder, accordion
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor

Two centuries on, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony has lost none of its shattering power. A tirade against destiny, it remains one of the most compelling yet perfect musical arguments ever created. Sakari Oramo conducts it here, after the pulsating drive of HK Gruber's Busking, performed by Håkan Hardenberger, the soloist for whom it was created. But, to start, music of pictorial delicacy: Henri Dutilleux's sonic reproduction of the cosmic, whirling effect of Van Gogh's painting The Starry Night.

Followed by a selection of recordings from this year's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Henri Dutilleux

    Timbres, espace, mouvement

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • HK Gruber


    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Performer: Mats Bergström. Performer: Claudia Buder. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.5 in C minor

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor Op. 40

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lawrence Foster.
    • Mendelssohn Piano Concertos.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.
  • Franz Liszt

    Vallee d'Obermann

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Annees De Pelerinage - Suisse.
    • Hyperion.
    • 6.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra