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LSO - Sibelius, Beethoven, Turnage

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 February 2013

Live from Barbican Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

Daniel Harding conducts the LSO in Sibelius and a world premiere by Turnage. They are joined by Lars Vogt for Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto

Sibelius: Oceanides
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.3 in C minor, Op.37

8.15: Interval

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Speranza (world premiere)

Lars Vogt (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding (conductor)

Mark-Anthony Turnage's Speranza ('Hope'), commissioned by the LSO and tonight receiving its first performance, is a monument to the power of optimism in a bleak world - 'I started working on the piece while thinking about the absence of hope. I wanted to lift people up.'
Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto offers the composer's trademark thundering drama juxtaposed with sweet grace.
While Sibelius's Tapiola spoke of forest gods, his tone poem Oceanides breathes life into the female water spirits of Greek mythology.

Music Played

4 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • LSO

    • Image for Jean Sibelius

      Jean Sibelius The Oceanides Op.73

      Conductor: Daniel Harding Performer: London S O.

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto no. 3 in C minor Op.37 for piano and orchestra

      Conductor: Daniel Harding Performer: Lars Vogt Performer: London S O.

    • Image for Mark-Anthony Turnage

      Mark-Anthony Turnage Speranza for orchestra

      Conductor: Daniel Harding Performer: London S O.

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn Sonata in C major Hob.XVI:50


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