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
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.