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Prom 74: Beethoven Night

From the 2019 BBC Proms, the NDR Radio Philharmonic, conducted by Andrew Manze, perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks.

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

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
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.

1 hour, 54 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks

    Music Arranger: Andrew Manze. Orchestra: NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concert aria 'Ah! perfido'

    Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537

    Music Arranger: Edward Elgar. Orchestra: NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fidelio - overture

    Orchestra: NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

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

    Singer: Elizabeth Watts. Orchestra: NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.5 in C minor

    Orchestra: NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. Conductor: Andrew Manze.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Air and Bourree - Water Music Suite

    Music Arranger: Sir Hamilton Harty. Orchestra: NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover. Conductor: Andrew Manze.

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