BBC Philharmonic
18 Jun 2015, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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BBC Philharmonic 2014-15 Season Nielsen Symphony Cycle III

BBC Philharmonic
Nielsen Symphony Cycle III
19:30 Thu 18 Jun 2015 Main Auditorium
The orchestra performs Nielsen’s Sixth and Third symphonies alongside Mahler.
The orchestra performs Nielsen’s Sixth and Third symphonies alongside Mahler.

Programme

      • Symphony No 6 'Sinfonia semplice'
      • Songs from 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn'Rheinlegendchen, Das irdische Leben, Revelge, Lob des hohen Verstandes
        • interval
        • Symphony No 3 'Sinfonia espansiva'

    Concert Information

    From his earliest childhood, Carl Nielsen felt the life-force in everything – but he felt it most intensely when he was in the Danish countryside. His Sinfonia Espansiva is a great, wordless hymn to nature, sunny, songful and gloriously refreshing. And even faced with personal tragedy, Nielsen created beauty: his powerful and poignant final symphony feels more like a new beginning than the end of an unforgettable journey.