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Prom 38 (part 1): Sibelius, Bridge and Peter Maxwell Davies

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, BBC Philharmonic under John Storgards. Sibelius: Finlandia. Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 5. Bridge: Oration (Leonard Elschenbroich: cello).

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds live at the BBC Proms, perform works by Peter Maxwell Davies, Sibelius and Bridge.

Sibelius: Finlandia

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No. 5

Bridge: Oration

8.50pm Interval

9.10pm
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major

Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgårds (conductor)

Finnish conductor John Storgårds champions stirring works of his nation's musical hero. Sibelius's musical language is one of the starting points for much of Peter Maxwell Davies's symphonic music and its echoes can be heard in his Fifth Symphony, performed tonight in celebration of his forthcoming eightieth birthday. BBC New Generation Artist Leonard Elschenbroich joins the BBC Philharmonic for "Oration", Frank Bridge's meditation on war, ending with a visionary epilogue.

Prom 38 repeat Sunday 24th August 1600-1815.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Last on

Thu 14 Aug 2014 19:30

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Symphony No. 5

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Bridge

    Oration

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Encore

    • Paul Hindemith

      Sonata - Movement 5

      Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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