BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Sibelius, Prokofiev, Dvorak
Thomas Sondergard conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Sibelius: En saga. Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1 (soloist: Baiba Skride). Dvorak: New World Symphony.
Live from Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
Presented by Catrin Finch
Thomas Søndergård conducts the BBC NOW in a concert of great romantic masterworks spanning continents, ranging from the dark brooding Finnish legends of Sibelius's En Saga to the wide-eyed cheerfulness of Dvořâk's New World Symphony - a hymn to the energy and optimism of an emerging nation. Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto, played by the acclaimed Latvian violinist Baiba Skride, is suffused with a direct simplicity and fairy-tale sense of fantasy that puts it amongst the most loved of his works.
Sibelius: En saga
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 1
Dvorak: Symphony No 9 'From the New World'
Baiba Skride, Violin
Conducted by Thomas Søndergård.