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Prom 40 (part 1): Sibelius - Symphonies Nos 1 and 2

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Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in music by Sibelius: Finlandia and Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op 39.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard, live at the BBC Proms, in an all-Sibelius programme.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Sibelius: Finlandia
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op 39

8.20 pm Interval

8.40 pm
Symphony No. 2 in D major

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

Celebrations for Sibelius's 150th anniversary continue with a complete symphony cycle, launched by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its new Chief Conductor Designate, Thomas Dausgaard. The First Symphony is prefaced by the nationalistic tone-poem Finlandia, its singing central melody composed with an ear to mass appeal as well as to political protest. The First Symphony is no apprentice work; although drawing on the legacy of Tchaikovsky and Brahms, Sibelius created something distinctively and evocatively Nordic. Still more sophisticated is the Second, often heard as a musical shout of grief and rage at Russian oppression.

This Prom will be repeated on Thursday 27th August at 2pm.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sat 15 Aug 2015 19:30

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Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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