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Beethoven Unleashed

The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth, perform Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and his Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II.

Mark Wigglesworth joins the BBC Philharmonic for Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, "the apotheosis of the dance" as Wagner memorably called it. The abundant life and energy of the symphony are contrasted by the two rarely heard works which complete the programme; his Funeral Music 'Leonore Prohaska', a woman who disguised herself as a soldier and died fighting Napoleon, and Beethoven's remarkable early Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, penned when he was just 19 years old.

From the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond

Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II

8.15 Music Interval

Beethoven: Leonore Prohaska: Funeral Music
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Iulia Maria Dan (soprano)
Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano)
Anthony Gregory (tenor)
Andrew Foster-Williams (bass)
Manchester Chamber Choir
BBC Philharmonic
Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II

    Singer: Iulia Maria Dan. Singer: Kitty Whately. Singer: Anthony Gregory. Singer: Andrew Foster-Williams. Choir: Manchester Chamber Choir. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in F minor

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Prohaska - Funeral Music

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 7 in A

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

    Ensemble: Artemis Quartet.

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