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With Ian Skelly. Tveitt: Solgud-symfonien. Sibelius: Six Songs (excerpts). Ingvar Lidholm: A riveder le stele. Magnus Lindberg: Piano Concerto No 2. Stenhammar: Symphony No 2.

Ian Skelly begins a week of programmes to celebrate Northern Lights on Radio 3, with recent recordings of music from Norway, Finland and Sweden. Today the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra showcase Geirr Tveitt's 'Sun God' symphony conducted by Jurjen Hempel, which is followed by the premiere of Colin Matthews' arrangement of Sibelius' Six Songs, Op.72, commissioned by Finnish Radio earlier this year. The British pianist Nicholas Hodges joins forces with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Jukka-Pekka Saraste to give the Finnish premiere of Lindberg's 2nd Piano Concerto, and the Hannu Lintu conducts the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stenhammar's lyrical 2nd Symphony redolent of Scandinavian landscapes and Norse heroism.

2pm
Geirr Tveitt
Solgud-symfonien
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Jurjen Hempel (conductor)

2.25pm
Sibelius, arr. C. Matthews
Excerpts from Six Songs, Op.72 (Premiere)
Soile Isokoski (soprano)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu (conductor)

2.40pm
Ingvar Lidholm (b.1921)
(Texts by Dante Alghieri)
A riveder le stele
Swedish Radio Chorus
Peter Dijkstra (director)

2.55pm
Magnus Lindberg
Piano Concerto No.2 (Finnish premiere)
Nicholas Hodges (piano)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

3.40pm
Stenhammar
Symphony No.2
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

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Mon 14 Dec 2015 14:00

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Music Played

  • Geirr Tveitt

    Solgud-symfonien [Sun god symphony] Op.81

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jurjen Hempel.

    Recorded 21 July 2015 at Glasgow City Halls

  • Jean Sibelius

    Five Songs orch. Colin Matthews

    Singer: Soile Isokoski. Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hannu Lintu.

    World Premiere - recorded 15 April 2015 at the Music Centre, Helsinki

  • Ingvar Lidholm

    .... a riveder le stelle for soprano and chorus

    Choir: Radiokören. Conductor: Peter Dijkstra.

    Recorded 20 November 2015 at Berwaldhallen Concert Hall, Stockholm

  • Magnus Lindberg

    Piano concerto no. 2

    Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.

    Recorded 04 March 2015 at the Music Centre, Helsinki

  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Symphony no. 2 in G minor Op.34

    Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hannu Lintu.

    Recorded 15 April 2015 at the Music Centre, Helsinki

  • Geirr Tveitt

    The Crown Bride

    Performer: Håvard Gimse.
    • Tveitt: Piano Music vol.1.
    • Naxos.
    • 8225055.

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