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
Mark Wigglesworth (conductor)