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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic: Music Nation

Christian Lindberg conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Nielsen: Helios Overture. Grieg: Piano Concerto (soloist: Alessandro Taverna). Sibelius Symphony No 2.

Recorded last Sunday at Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, as part of the BBC's Music Nation weekend.

Christian Lindberg conducts the RLPO in a concert of Scandanavian classics: including Nielsen's Helios Overture and the Second Symphony by Sibelius. Alessandro Taverna joins them for Grieg's evergreen Piano Concerto.

The Helios Overture is a bracing hymn to the rising sun; while Sibelius' Second Symphony begins in the peace of the Finnish forests, and ends in a mighty flood of patriotic emotion. The Grieg has been a mainstay of the repertoire ever since its premiere in 1869.

Nielsen Helios Overture
Grieg Piano Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2.

2 hours

Music Played

  • RLPO

    • Carl Nielsen

      Helios - overture Op.17

      Conductor: Christian LINDBERG Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Edvard Grieg

      Concerto in A minor Op.16 for piano and orchestra

      Conductor: Christian LINDBERG Performer: Alessandro TAVERNA (1983) - Piano Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony no. 2 in D major Op.43

      Conductor: Christian LINDBERG Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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