BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds, recorded earlier this month at the BBC Proms, perform works by Peter Maxwell Davies, Sibelius and Bridge.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No. 5
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
John Storgårds (conductor)
Finnish conductor John Storgårds champions stirring works of his nation's musical hero. Sibelius's musical language is one of the starting points for much of Peter Maxwell Davies's symphonic music and its echoes can be heard in his Fifth Symphony, performed tonight in celebration of his forthcoming eightieth birthday. BBC New Generation Artist Leonard Elschenbroich joins the BBC Philharmonic for "Oration", Frank Bridge's meditation on war, ending with a visionary epilogue.
First broadcast 14th August 2014.