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Sibelius Symphony No 6

Verity Sharp features Sibelius's Symphony No 6. Plus Nielsen: An Imaginary Journey to the Faroes. Peteris Vasks: Cantabile. Maxwell Davies: Symphony No 5.

Continuing with Radio 3's Nordic and Baltic season Verity Sharp introduces performances by the BBC Philharmonic with music by Sibelius, Nielsen, Vasks and Peter Maxwell Davies, all under the baton of John Storgards. First this afternoon, Sibelius's Sixth Symphony, followed by music recorded in a recent concert given by the orchestra in Salford, including Carl Nielsen's rhapsodic overture An Imaginary Journey to the Faroes; then, Cantabile for orchestra by the Latvian composer Peteris Vasks, ending with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's Fifth Symphony.

Sibelius: Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op.104

2.30pm
Nielsen: An Imaginary journey to the Faroes - rhapsodic overture

2.45pm
Peteris Vasks: Cantabile for orchestra

2.55pm
Peter Maxwell Davies: Symphony No. 5

BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Carl Nielsen

    Rhapsodic Overture - An imaginary journey to the Faroes (F.S. 123)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Symphony no. 5, Op. 166

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no. 6 in D minor, Op. 104

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Peteris Vasks

    Cantabile for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • William Walton

    Johannesburg Festival Overture

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Walton: Orchestral Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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