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Prom 42 (part 2): Sibelius - Symphonies Nos 3 and 4

Episode 2 of 2

Conclusion of a Prom in which Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Michael Finnissy: Janne (world premiere). Sibelius: Symphony No 4 in A minor.

Julian Rachlin, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Ilan Volkov live at the BBC Proms continuing the Sibelius celebrations with his 3rd and 4th Symphonies and Violin Concerto

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Sarah Mohr Pietsch

Sibelius :Symphony No. 3 in C major

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
Julian Rachlin (violin)

8.40pm Interval

9.00pm
Michael Finnissy: Janne (BBC commission: world premiere)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 4 in A minor

Julian Rachlin (violin)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

The Proms' Sibelius symphony cycle continues with the concise, intricately wrought Third and the darker Fourth - once described by conductor Herbert Blomstedt as 'an essay in trying to be happy which fails - on purpose'. These are paired with the composer's popular Violin Concerto with Lithuanian soloist Julian Rachlin. Conductor Ilan Volkov is a passionate champion of today's composers and here premieres a new 'fantasy-portrait' of Sibelius by Michael Finnissy - a composer whose increasingly direct musical voice draws particular connections to politics, society and culture.

[This Prom will be repeated on Friday 28th August at 2pm].

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Aug 2015 21:00

Music Played

  • Michael Finnissy

    Janne (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No.4 in A minor

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ilan Volkov.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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