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Prom 21: Beethoven - Symphony No 9, 'Choral'

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales and Xian Zhang perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and Xian Zhang with Erin Wall, Sonia Prina, Simon O'Neil, and Alexander Vinogradov perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

James MacMillan: A European Requiem

c.7.45 INTERVAL - Proms Extra
Novelist Lawrence Norfolk makes a selection of European writers who have considered the idea of 'Europe', with readings performed by Peter Marinker. Hosted by New Generation Thinker Nandini Das. Recorded earlier as a Proms Extra with an audience at Imperial College.
Producer: Zahid Warley

c. 8.10
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor, 'Choral'

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
Jacques Imbrailo (baritone)
Erin Wall (soprano)
Sonia Prina (mezzo)
Simon O'Neil (tenor)
Alexander Vinogradov (bass)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
Xian Zhang (conductor)

Freedom, hope and brotherhood are the notions that underpin both Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Sir James MacMillan's new choral work A European Requiem - a plea for unity in a troubled world. Xian Zhang and the BBC NOW perform this European premiere.

Producer Tim Thorne.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Part 1

    Duration: 48:01

  • Sir James MacMillan

    A European Requiem

    Performer: Iestyn Davies. Performer: Jacques Imbrailo. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Conductor: Xian Zhang.
  • Interval

    Proms Extra: The Idea of 'Europe'

    Duration: 22:24

  • Part 2

    Duration: 01:07:05

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 9 in D minor, 'Choral'

    Performer: Erin Wall. Performer: Sonia Prina. Performer: Simon O’Neill. Performer: Alexander Vinogradov. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Choir: BBC National Chorus of Wales. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Performer: Xian Zhang.
  • Post-concert

    Duration: 09:51

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Romance in F major for violin and orchestra, Op 50

    Performer: Ulf Hoelscher. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Romances: Hoelscher, Masur.
    • EMI.
    • 5.

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Performer BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Performer BBC National Chorus of Wales

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