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Prom 47: Sibelius, Jon Leifs, Anders Hillborg and Beethoven

A Prom in which Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC SO. Sibelius: Tapiola. Leifs: Organ Concerto (soloist: Stephen Farr). Anders Hillborg: Beast Sampler. Beethoven: Symphony No 7.

Another chance to hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo, in Sibelius, Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, and Jon Leifs's Organ Concerto with soloist Stephen Farr.

Presented from the Royal Albert Hall by Petroc Trelawny

Sibelius: Tapiola

Leifs: Organ Concerto

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'.

[First heard on 21st August]

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

2 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean [1865-1957] Sibelius

    Tapiola, Op.112

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Jón Leifs

    Organ Concerto

    Performer: Stephen Farr. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Hafliði Hallgrímsson

    Sonnet No.78 by Michelangelo

    Performer: Stephen Farr.
  • Anders Hillborg

    Beast Sampler

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op.92

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Concerto for violin, strings and continuo in A Minor D115

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Curnyn.
    • DECCA.


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Actor BBC Symphony Orchestra