Home » Classical Music » Prom 59: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Beethoven at the Royal Albert Hall on 29th August 2016

Prom 59: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra – Beethoven at the Royal Albert Hall on 29th August 2016



Tonight’s all-Beethoven Prom culminates in the composer’s most fascinating and bold symphony, a piece shaped by irresistible rhythmic drive, whether in the inevitable tread of its slow march or the propulsive energy of its outer movements. One of the world’s oldest orchestras, along with one of its closest collaborators, lights the fuse on Beethoven’s Seventh and his excitable Leonore Overture No. 2, while ‘pianist’s pianist’ Sir András Schiff performs the composer’s most commanding piano concerto.


Beethoven Overture ‘Leonore’ No. 2 14’

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, ‘Emperor’ 38’


Symphony No. 7 in A major 38’


Sir András Schiff piano

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Herbert Blomstedt conductor

For more information and book tickets, visit the Royal Albert Hall website here

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