Live BBC Proms. Constantinos Carydis conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in Beethoven's Symphony No 7 and, with soprano Danae Kontora, arias by Mozart and Strauss.
Live at BBC Proms: Constantinos Carydis conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and soprano Danae Kontora in Mozart and Strauss, plus Beethoven Symphony No. 7.
Presented at the Royal Albert Hall by Ian Skelly.
Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio – overture; Aria: 'Popoli di Tessaglia! – lo non chiedo, eterni dei'; Cassation No. 1 in G major – Andante; Aria: 'No, no, che non sei capace'; Symphony No. 35 in D major, 'Haffner'
Interval: Georgia Mann introduces an exploration of the connections between the music of Strauss and Mozart, with musicologists Barbara Eichner and William Mival.
Richard Strauss: Capriccio – sextet; Ariadne auf Naxos – 'Grossmächtige Prinzessin!'
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major
Danae Kontora (soprano)
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Constantinos Carydis (conductor)
Greek coloratura soprano Danae Kontora makes her Proms debut with a sequence of Mozart and Strauss arias, while Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony is filled with operatic ornamentation and dramatic effects.
The vitality of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 led to its being famously described by Wagner as ‘the apotheosis of the dance’.