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Live from the Barbican in London, Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Sibelius symphonies: No 1 in E minor, Op 39, and No 2 in D, Op 43.

Sold out for over a year, Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic's London residency is the hottest ticket in town. At once celebrating Rattle's sixtieth birthday and one of the great orchestra/conductor partnerships of our times, the residency features repertoire particularly close to Rattle's heart. Their opening concert consists of Sibelius's triumphant First and Second Symphonies, the first of three consecutive nights during which they perform all seven of Sibelius's symphonies at the Barbican Hall. Presented by Martin Handley.

Sibelius: Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op. 39
Sibelius: Symphony No 2 in D, Op. 43

Berlin Philharmonic
Simon Rattle (conductor)

8.15 pm Interval Music (from CD)
Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op.43 (first movement: Allegro ben moderato)
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Schubert: Octet in F major D.803 (fifth movement: Menuetto)
Berlin Philharmonic Octet.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Tue 10 Feb 2015 19:30

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Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony no. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

      Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Simon.
  • Interval

    • Carl Nielsen

      Wind Quintet, Op. 43 - Movement I. Allegro ben moderato

      Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
      • Nielsen: Flute Concerto etc..
      • EMI Classics.
      • 3944212.
    • Franz Schubert

      Minuet & trio from Octet in F major D803

      Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Octet.
      • Schubert: Octet in F major, D803.
      • Brilliant Classics.
      • 93844.
  • Part 2

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op. 43

      Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Simon.
  • Post concert

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Trio in D major Op.70`1 (Ghost)

      Ensemble: Trio Wanderer.
      • Beethoven: Piano Trios (complete).
      • Harmonia Mundi.
      • HMC902100/03.

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