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.
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.