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Sibelius: The Path to the Symphony
Wednesday 22 September 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Wednesday 29 September 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)
With his 30th birthday looming, the composer takes stock - and goes to Bayreuth. But Wagner turns into another cul de sac. Sibelius writes Lisztian tone-poems instead, but remains dissatisfied. A second operatic project, completed at speed to an embarrassing libretto, will also prove to be his last.
Lemminkainen’s Homeward Journey