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Prom 74: Beethoven Night

Live at the BBC Proms. The NDR Radio Philharmonic, conducted by Andrew Manze, perform Beethoven's Symphony No 5 and Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Live at BBC Proms: the NDR Radio Philharmonic is conducted by Andrew Manze in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Martin Handley.

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks
Beethoven: Aria 'Ah! perfido'
Bach (orch Elgar): Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537

c. 8.15pm Interval: Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, and his Fifth Symphony are two of his most iconic works. Scholars Benjamin Walton and Laura Tunbridge examine the composer’s social standing in the early years of the 19th century. Presented by Flora Willson.

c. 8.35pm
Beethoven: Fidelio – overture
Beethoven: Fidelio – 'Abscheulicher! … Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern'
Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Manze (conductor)

Proms founder-conductor Henry Wood’s tradition of composer-themed nights continues here with Beethoven.
The composer’s revolutionary Fifth Symphony provides the climax of a programme that also includes music from his dramatic ‘rescue’ opera Fidelio.
Bach’s music was a passion shared by Beethoven and Wood, and is represented here by Elgar’s orchestration of the Fantasia and Fugue in C minor for organ.

23 days left to listen

2 hours, 44 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Aria 'Ah! perfido'

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537, Op 86 (orch. Edward Elgar)

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fidelio - Overture

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fidelio - 'Abscheulicher! ... Komm, Hoffnung, lass den letzten Stern'

    Performer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 5 in C minor

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water Music Lentement and Bourée from Suite No. 2 in D Major

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 5 in C minor

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water Music Lentement and Bourée from Suite No. 2 in D Major

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto in F major, K.459

    Performer: Melvyn Tan. Orchestra: Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale. Conductor: Nicholas McGegan.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Water Night

    Choir: Elora Festival Singers. Conductor: Noel Edison.
    • Eric Whitacre, Choral Music: Elora Festival Singers.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.

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