Prom 47 (part 1): Sibelius, Jon Leifs, Anders Hillborg and Beethoven
A Prom featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra under chief conductor Sakari Oramo. Sibelius: Tapiola. Leifs: Organ Concerto (soloist: Stephen Farr).
The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo, live at the BBC Proms. Sibelius, Beethoven's 7th Symphony, and Jon Leifs's Organ Concerto with soloist Stephen Farr.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny
Leifs: Organ Concerto
7.45 pm Interval
Anders Hillborg: Beast Sampler (UK premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major
Stephen Farr (organ)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)
There's no denying the potent rhythmic urgency of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. Its giddying, propulsive movement finds contrast in the mysterious stillness of Sibelius's Tapiola, inspired by the spirit of Finland's dusky forests, its wood-sprites and magic secrets. Jón Leifs's Organ Concerto harnesses the full power and scope of the Royal Albert Hall's organ in its massive musical gestures, while Anders Hillborg's Beast Sampler promises to strip away all we know of the symphony orchestra, transforming it into a 'sound animal'.
This Prom will be repeated on Sunday 6th September at 4pm.
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