A Prom in which Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC SSO. Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 3 and 4; Violin Concerto in D minor (soloist: Julian Rachlin). Michael Finnissy: Janne.
Afternoon on 3 - with Jonathan Swain.
Another chance to hear the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra continuing the Sibelius anniversary celebrations with conductor Ilan Volkov. They perform Sibelius's 2nd and 3rd Symphonies along with his Violin Concerto, with Julian Rachlin as soloist.
Presented from the Royal Albert Hall, London by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C major
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor
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.
[First broadcast on Sunday 16th August]
Followed by a selection of recordings by this week's Proms Artists.