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
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
Sibelius: Symphony No 5
Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
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.