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Prom 40: Sibelius - Symphonies Nos 1 and 2

An all-Sibelius Prom, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Dausgaard. Sibelius: Finlandia; Symphony No 1 in E minor, Op 39; Symphony No 2 in D.

Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain

Another chance to hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Thomas Dausgaard performing an all-Sibelius programme, with his first and second symphonies, and Finlandia.

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

2pm:
Sibelius: Finlandia

2.10pm:
Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op 39

2.50pm:
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.

[First broadcast on Saturday 15th August]

Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean [1865-1957] Sibelius

    Finlandia

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Jean [1865-1957] Sibelius

    Symphony No.1 in E Minor

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Jean [1865-1957] Sibelius

    Symphony No.2 in D Major

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    String Quartet no.1 in D major, Op.11

    Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet.
  • Alissa Firsova

    Lune Rouge op.13

    • VIVAT.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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