Prom 13 - Beethoven - Symphony No. 9

OPENING / CLOSING DATES
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Part of the BBC Proms.

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