Proms 2011 Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg & Nielsen Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg & Nielsen

Prom 33: Sibelius, Grieg & Nielsen

Played

19:30 Monday 8 Aug 2011 Royal Albert Hall

About this event

Absent from the Proms since 2004, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is back with a new Chief Conductor, no stranger to these shores (as a former Music Director of the CBSO), and a suitably Nordic programme.

Sibelius claimed to be offering the public 'pure cold water' with music like his magical Sixth Symphony - other composers were, he said, 'engaged in the manufacture of cocktails'.

Nielsen's Fourth is a more extrovert piece, a celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit from the dark days of the First World War, complete with battling sets of timpani and earth-shattering climaxes.

Between the two symphonies, critically acclaimed young German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott makes her Proms debut in one of the most popular of all piano concertos.

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