Zacharias and the BSO sway to a Beethoven ballet
“The Creatures of Prometheus,” from 1801, was Beethoven’s second dance composition, following his “Ballet of the Knights” in 1791. And though the Overture to “The Creatures of Prometheus” is familiar enough, the rest of the score is rarely heard. Guest conductor and soloist Christian Zacharias program performed selections from it Friday on a Boston Symphony Orchestra bill that also included a BSO premiere, Haydn’s Symphony No. 76, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 18.