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Sibelius: The Path to the Symphony

3. 1895-6

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.

With Donald Macleod.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Lemminkainen’s Homeward Journey   
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä
Bis CD 1015
Track 6
 
A Song for Lemminkäinen, op. 31 no. 1   
Helsinki University Chorus
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä
Bis CD 1115
Track 10

The Maiden in the Tower 1896     
The Maiden ... Mari-Ann Häggander (sop)
The Lover ... Erland Hagegård (ten)
The Bailiff ... Jorma Hynninen (bar)
The Châtelaine ... Tone Kruse (alto)
Gothenburg Concert Hall Choir
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi
Bis CD 250
Tracks 1 - 10




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