Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg’s working life has been touched by the work of Beethoven in the past and here once again, using inspiration from Beethoven’s private Conversation Books, he peers into the mind of a genius. The only ballet Beethoven composed, The Creatures of Prometheus can be seen as a manifestation of the lineage that took Haydn’s knack for narrative, Mozart’s technical wizardry and fireworks, and Beethoven’s own sense of the darkly dramatic.

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The concert is available to view on demand for 30 days after the orginal performance until 7.30pm (GMT) on Friday 11 December
The concert livestream will be accessible behind a paywall on the BSO website as an embedded Vimeo video stream. It is best to watch through an up-to-date browser (we recommend Google Chrome on a PC and Safari on an Apple device). You can then connect to your TV or HIFI via a cable connection. An Amazon Firestick is also compatible using the Amazon Silk browser direct on a TV as well as most default browsers on SMART TVs.

Works and composers

Lindberg Absence (UK premiere)
Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus (complete)

Supported by

Stephen Elder & Vanessa Claydon