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BBC SO - Bax, Saariaho, Sibelius

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, London. Bax: Tintagel. Saariaho: Leino Songs (with Anu Komsi - soprano). Sibelius: Luonnotar; Symphony No 3.

Live from the Barbican Centre, London.

Presented by Louise Fryer.

The distinguished Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra to launch their Sibelius Symphony Cycle with his Third - over the next eight months, all seven of the Symphonies will be performed in a series of concerts broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

This opening concert is steeped in Finnish nature and mysticism. The Third Symphony was one of the first works to be composed in the serenity of Sibelius's lake-side home, Ainola, and features a lyrically beautiful chamber-like second movement. Anu Komsi is the soloist for Kaija Saariaho's evocation of Finland's snowy nights and fleeting springtime and for Sibelius's hymn to the all-creating nature-spirit, Luonnotar. The concert kicks off with Bax's evocation of Atlantic storminess - his symphonic poem Tintagel.

Bax: Tintagel
Kaija Saariaho: Leino Songs - UK premiere

8.00 Interval Music

Sibelius: Luonnotar
Sibelius: Symphony No.3 in C Major

Anu Komsi (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC SO Barbican Concert - 28/10/2011 @1930

    • Arnold Bax

      Tintagel - symphonic poem

      Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: BBC S O.

    • Kaija Saariaho

      4 Leino songs for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: Anu KOMSI - Soprano Performer: BBC S O.

  • Music Interval

  • Insert - BBC SO - MV Studio Concert - Chamber Music

    • Richard Strauss

      Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders!, arr. Hasenohrl for 5 instruments [orig. for orchestra]

      Performer: BBC S O.

  • Insert - BBC SO Studio Concert

    • Niccolò Castiglioni

      Quodlibet for piano and chamber orchestra

      Performer: Sarah NICOLLS - Piano

    • Niccolò Castiglioni

      Concertino per la notte di Natale for orchestra

      Conductor: Oliver KNUSSEN Performer: BBC S O.

  • BBC SO Barbican Concert - 28/10/2011 @1930

    • Jean Sibelius

      Luonnotar Op.70 for soprano and orchestra

      Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: Anu KOMSI - Soprano Performer: BBC S O.

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony no. 3 in C major Op.52

      Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: BBC S O.

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