Prom 62: Honegger, Beethoven
Thursday, 30 August, 2007
Uniquely at the Proms, we hear a second performance of Beethoven’s great hymn to humanity, which contrasts with Honegger’s violent ‘war’ symphony (given its UK premiere at the Proms). While the later work expresses doubts over the future of civilisation, Beethoven offered his more optimistic vision of hard-won triumph over adversity.
Honegger: Symphony No. 3, ‘Symphonie liturgique’ 30’
PROMS FIRSTS UK PREMIERE 1949
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, ‘Choral’ 70’
Krassimira Stoyanova - soprano
Lioba Braun - mezzo-soprano
Michael Schade - tenor
Michael Volle - bass
Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons - conductor
Approximate End Time: 7.30pm
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Added by hembailokemba on August 2, 2007