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BBC Philharmonic - Sibelius, Magnus Lindberg

From Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, BBC Philharmonic under John Storgards. Sibelius: Karelia Suite. Magnus Lindberg: Violin Concerto. Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela; Symphony No 5.

As we approach the 150th anniversary of Sibelius's birth, the BBC Philharmonic celebrates with a concert featuring his music. They are joined by Christian Tetzlaff for Magnus Lindberg's Violin Concerto.

Recorded at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Presented by Tom Redmond

Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Magnus Lindberg: Violin Concerto

8.15 Music Interval

8.35
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
Sibelius: Symphony No 5

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor)

Finnish Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, John Storgards, presents richly varied music by two of his compatriots. As we approach the 150th anniversary of Sibelius's birth, his stirring and tuneful Karelia Suite opens the programme. The orchestra are joined by violinist Christian Tetzlaff for a performance of Magnus Lindberg's Violin Concerto from 2006 which weds classical lyricism and virtuosity. The dark and moody Swan of Tuonela is in rich contrast to the optimism and muscular energy of swans in flight in the Finale of Sibelius's Fifth Symphony which ends the concert.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite, Op.11

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Magnus Lindberg

    Concerto No.1 for Violin and Orchestra

    Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Sonata No.2 Op.35 for Violin and Piano

    Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Lemminkainen Suite - The Swan of Tuonela Op.22

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No.5 in E Flat Major Op.82

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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