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Of all the pieces of classical music commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society over the last 200 years, the most famous is Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 (‘Choral’), which was given its first performance in 1825.
Tonight, on Classic FM’s National Listening Day, we’ll give you the chance to hear the whole of this symphony, in an acclaimed recording featuring an all-star line-up of soloists that includes Jessye Norman and Placido Domingo. Plus – the whole of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1, given its first performance in England thanks to the RPS, and an overture by Arthur Sullivan that the Society commissioned.
Arthur Sullivan: Marmion – Overture
Royston Nash conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Commissioned by the RPS and first performed in 1867
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor
Piano: Cyprien Katsaris
First performance in England in 1832
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.9 in D minor (‘Choral’)
Soloists: Jessye Norman, Brigitte Fassbaender, Placido Domingo, Walter Berry
Commissioned by the RPS and first performed in 1825
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