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Zhang's Beethoven

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Its companion piece is the European premiere of A European Requiem, written in 2015 by the Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan.

Beethoven's much-loved Ninth Symphony, with its passionate plea for unity, is performed by the BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales and the CBSO Chorus, conducted by Xian Zhang. Its companion piece is the European premiere of A European Requiem, written in 2015 by the great Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Sir James MacMillan

    A European Requiem

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

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Wark
Performer Erin Wall
Performer Sonia Prina
Performer Iestyn Davies
Performer Simon O'Neill
Performer Jacques Imbrailo
Performer Aleksandr Vinogradov
Orchestra BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Choir CBSO Chorus
Choir BBC National Chorus of Wales
Conductor Xian Zhang
Executive Producer Francesca Kemp
Producer Joe McCulloch
Director Helen Mansfield
Producer Cat Dixon

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