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Beethoven Unleashed: Prometheus and Eroica

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Ben Gernon, perform Beethoven's Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Eroica', and his rarely heard Opferlied.

The BBC Philharmonic with Principal Guest Conductor, Ben Gernon, are joined by mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston and Manchester Chamber Choir to explore some rarely heard music by Beethoven, his beautiful and atmospheric 'Opferlied'. The Overture to his allegorical ballet 'The Creatures of Prometheus' opens the programme and leads into a specially devised selection of other music from the ballet. Beethoven's Third Symphony the 'Eroica' ends the programme.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
Presented by Tom Redmond.

Beethoven: Prometheus - Overture and ballet music (selection)
Beethoven: Opferlied

Music Interval

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat, 'Eroica'

Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano)
Manchester Chamber Choir
BBC Philharmonic
Ben Gernon (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Thu 6 Feb 2020 19:30

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Promethues: Overture and incidental music

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Opferlied Op.121b

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fifteen variations and a fugue on a theme from Prometheus Op.35 "Eroica"

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.3 "Eroica"

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Ben Gernon.
  • Franz Schubert

    Fantasy in F minor for piano duet, D 940

    Ensemble: Katia Labèque.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Two-Part Invention in D major, BWV 774

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • Bach: Two and Three part inventions: The Glenn Gould Collection.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 23.


  • Thu 6 Feb 2020 19:30

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