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

Episode 2 of 2

A Prom featuring the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard concludes with Sibelius's Symphony No 2 in D.

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

8.15pm 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.

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Sat 15 Aug 2015 20:35

Music Played

  • Veljo Tormis

    Three songs from Kalev's Son

    Choir: Holst Singers, Stephen Layton (conductor).


Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


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