BBC Philharmonic - Sibelius
Recorded on Saturday 8 June at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny.
The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by John Storgårds, performs Sibelius's fourth and second symphonies.
Sibelius: Symphony No 4
Sibelius: Symphony No 2
John Storgårds (conductor)
Join John Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic for the second concert in their cycle of Sibelius's symphonies. The Fourth Symphony, without doubt his darkest, was written at a low point in Sibelius's life, during his struggle to come to terms with his diagnosis of cancer and to emerge with determination. The Second could hardly be more different. From playful beginning to triumphant finish, there's never been a more inspiring musical portrait of a nation awakening to freedom.