Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Donald Macleod commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sibelius's death.
1/5. By the age of 26, Sibelius had already established his reputation with the first of his symphonic masterpieces, marking him out as a standard-bearer of Finnish culture. This programme includes one of his most popular orchestral suites and the first in a line of tone poems that would thread themselves through his career over the next 30 years.
The Kiss's Hope; Spring is Flying; The Dream; The Young Huntsman, Op 13
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
Bengt Forsberg (piano)
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Leif Segerstam (conductor)
Accentus Chamber Choir
Eric Ericson (conductor)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor).