Although his ﬁrst overture, Beethoven’s Prometheus doesn’t disappoint. Powerful and electrifying, he demands your attention from the ﬁrst note.
But how do ﬁrst and last attempts compare? Haydn’s London Symphony was the last of 104, and bursts at the seams with proliﬁc wit and ingenuity. Carolyn Sampson ﬁttingly spins her divine voice through Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, written for a castrato he said ‘sang like an angel’.