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Proms 2015 Prom 47: Sibelius, Jón Leifs, Anders Hillborg & Beethoven

Prom 47
Prom 47: Sibelius, Jón Leifs, Anders Hillborg & Beethoven
19:00 Fri 21 Aug 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Hear the magnificent Royal Albert Hall organ in Jón Leifs’s Organ Concerto. The programme also boasts Sibelius’s 'Tapiola' and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
Hear the magnificent Royal Albert Hall organ in Jón Leifs’s Organ Concerto. The programme also boasts Sibelius’s 'Tapiola' and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

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There’s no denying the potent rhythmic urgency of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Its giddying, propulsive movement finds contrast in the mysterious stillness of Sibelius’s Tapiola, inspired by the spirit of Finland’s dusky forests, its wood-sprites and magic secrets. Jón Leifs’s Organ Concerto harnesses the full power and scope of the Royal Albert Hall’s organ in its massive musical gestures, while Anders Hillborg’s Beast Sampler promises to strip away all we know of the symphony orchestra, transforming it into a ‘sound animal’.