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BBC SO - Bax, Saariaho, Sibelius

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 28 October 2011

Live from the Barbican Centre, London.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

The distinguished Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra to launch their Sibelius Symphony Cycle with his Third - over the next eight months, all seven of the Symphonies will be performed in a series of concerts broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

This opening concert is steeped in Finnish nature and mysticism. The Third Symphony was one of the first works to be composed in the serenity of Sibelius's lake-side home, Ainola, and features a lyrically beautiful chamber-like second movement. Anu Komsi is the soloist for Kaija Saariaho's evocation of Finland's snowy nights and fleeting springtime and for Sibelius's hymn to the all-creating nature-spirit, Luonnotar. The concert kicks off with Bax's evocation of Atlantic storminess - his symphonic poem Tintagel.

Bax: Tintagel
Kaija Saariaho: Leino Songs - UK premiere

8.00 Interval Music

Sibelius: Luonnotar
Sibelius: Symphony No.3 in C Major

Anu Komsi (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor).

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • BBC SO Barbican Concert - 28/10/2011 @1930

    • Image for Arnold Bax
      00:00

      Arnold Bax Tintagel - symphonic poem

      Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: BBC S O.

    • Image for Kaija Saariaho
      00:14

      Kaija Saariaho 4 Leino songs for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: Anu KOMSI - Soprano Performer: BBC S O.

  • Music Interval

  • Insert - BBC SO - MV Studio Concert - Chamber Music

    • Image for Richard Strauss
      00:27

      Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders!, arr. Hasenohrl for 5 instruments [orig. for orchestra]

      Performer: BBC S O.

  • Insert - BBC SO Studio Concert

    • Image for Niccolò Castiglioni
      00:27

      Niccolò Castiglioni Quodlibet for piano and chamber orchestra

      Performer: Sarah NICOLLS - Piano

    • Image for Niccolò Castiglioni
      00:29

      Niccolò Castiglioni Concertino per la notte di Natale for orchestra

      Conductor: Oliver KNUSSEN Performer: BBC S O.

  • BBC SO Barbican Concert - 28/10/2011 @1930

    • Image for Jean Sibelius
      00:27

      Jean Sibelius Luonnotar Op.70 for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: Anu KOMSI - Soprano Performer: BBC S O.

    • Image for Jean Sibelius
      00:36

      Jean Sibelius Symphony no. 3 in C major Op.52

      Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: BBC S O.

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