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