The Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52, by Jean Sibelius is a symphony in three movements composed in 1907. Coming between the romantic intensity of Sibelius's first two symphonies and the more austere complexity of his later symphonies, it is a good-natured, triumphal, and deceptively simple-sounding piece. The symphony's first performance was given by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society, conducted by the composer, on 25 September 1907. In the same concert, his suite from the incidental music to Belshazzar's Feast, Op. 51, was also performed for the first time.
The first recording featured the Finnish conductor Robert Kajanus and the London Symphony Orchestra, for the HMV label in June 1932.
Performances & Interviews
- Sibelius: Symphony No. 3https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sskbb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sskbb.jpg2014-07-04T13:40:00.000ZIn this Proms Music Guide, Tom Service talks about Sibelius's 3rd symphony.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02258mm
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3In this Proms Music Guide, Tom Service talks about Sibelius's 3rd symphony.
- Sibelius: Symphony No. 3https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sh29x.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sh29x.jpg2014-02-18T16:04:00.000ZRichard Osborne with a recommendation from the recordings of Sibelius' 3rd Symphonyhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01sh2bf
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3Richard Osborne with a recommendation from the recordings of Sibelius' 3rd Symphony