BBC Proms: Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Plus a work from Magnus Lindberg

8:00 PM, ​ Royal Albert Hall, London

Magnus Lindberg Two Episodes (world premiere)
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Choral)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Miah Persson soprano
Anna Stéphany mezzo soprano
John Daszak tenor
Christopher Purves bass
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven helped change the European musical landscape but in his final symphony he imagined the most startling transformation of all: from a brutal, joyless world to one of uplifting and embracing brotherhood. He did it by writing his most vivid music yet and employing – for the first time in a symphony – a chorus, proclaiming Friedrich Schiller’s uplifting ‘Ode to Joy’.

Vladimir Jurowski returns to the Proms, opening with a new work from one of the finest orchestral craftsmen of our time, Magnus Lindberg.

Booking opens for the BBC Proms on Saturday 7 May.

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