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Sibelius Symphony No 4

Verity Sharp features Sibelius's Symphony No 4. Plus works by Schubert and Berlioz: Overture (Benvenuto Cellini). Weber: Clarinet Concerto No 1. Beethoven: Symphony No 7.

Today Verity Sharp starts our second week surveying Sibelius Symphonies performed by the BBC Philharmonic with conductor John Storgards, as part of Afternoon on 3's Nordic and Baltic season.
The afternoon begins with Berlioz's overture to his opera Benvenuto Cellini, with conductor Gergely Madaras. It's followed by virtuoso clarinettist Sabine Meyer performing Weber's Concerto in F minor, under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda.Then the Italian maestro leads the orchestra again in Beethoven's 7th Symphony, before we hear a selection of songs by Schubert, arranged for orchestra and voice by Reger and Brahms. Soprano Ruby Hughes performs the songs, under conductor Juanjo Mena. Then comes Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor, with Sol Gabetta the soloist and Mena again at the rostrum. The afternoon ends with the BBC Philharmonic performing Sibelius's Symphony No. 4, under John Storgards.

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini - Overture
BBC Philharmonic
Gergely Madaras (conductor)

Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73
Sabine Meyer (clarinet)
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
BBC Philharmonic

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 72
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
BBC Philharmonic

Schubert: Nacht und Träume (D 827), arr. Reger
Schubert: Geheimes (D.719), arr. Brahms
Schubert: Am Tage aller Seelen (Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen) D.343a, arr. Reger
Schubert: Gruppe aus dem Tartarus - 2nd setting (D.583), arr. Reger
Ruby Hughes (soprano)
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena (conductor)

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
Sol Gabetta (cello)
BBC Philharmonic

Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op.63
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op. 72

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Robert Schumann

    Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Conductor: Juanjo Mena. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Benvenuto Cellini - Overture

    Conductor: Gergely Madaras. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Franz Schubert

    Am Tage aller Seelen, D343a arr. Reger

  • Franz Schubert

    Gruppe aus dem Tartarus, D583 arr. Reger

  • Franz Schubert

    Nacht und Traume, D827, arr. Reger

  • Franz Schubert

    Geheimes, D719 arr. Brahms

  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no. 4 in A minor, op. 63

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Concerto no. 1 in F minor, Op. 73

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda. Performer: Sabine Meyer.


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic