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: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op 39
8.20 pm Interval
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.
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