• Event details

    An all Beethoven concert culminates with the Choral Symphony and its climactic 'Ode to Joy'. 

    6pm, pre-concert talk
    Royal Festival Hall; free entry.

    Why don't we hear Beethoven's 9th the way he intended it to be played? Benjamin Zander explores the difference between tonight’s performance and the Beethoven 9th we thought we knew - and how we can detect what Beethoven intended in terms of tempo, character and dynamics.

  • Featured Pieces / composers

    • Beethoven Coriolan Overture
    • Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3
    • Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (Choral)
  • performers

    • Philharmonia Orchestra
    • Philharmonia Chorus
    • Benjamin Zander conductor
    • Mei Yi Foo piano
    • Rebecca Evans soprano
    • Patricia Bardon mezzo-soprano
    • Robert Murray tenor
    • Derek Welton baritone