BBC Philharmonic - Gade, Norgard, Nielsen, Maxwell Davies, Sibelius
The BBC Philharmonic in concert. Gade: Hamlet Overture. Norgard: Between. Nielsen: An Imaginary Journey to the Faroe Isles. Maxwell Davies: Ebb of Winter. Sibelius: The Oceanides.
The BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Michael Francis in music from the north of Europe.
Live from MediaCityUK, Salford
Presented by Andrew McGregor
Gade: Hamlet Overture
Per Norgard: Between
Christopher Cook explores the fascinating world of the Icelandic saga, with guests Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough and Elizabeth Ashman Rowe.
Nielsen: An Imaginary Journey to the Faroe Isles
Peter Maxwell Davies: Ebb of Winter
Sibelius: The Oceanides
Jakob Kullberg (cello)
Michael Francis (conductor)
Music inspired by the natural elements forms the second half the programme; a sea crossing to the Faroe Islands is painted by Nielsen, the nymphs in Greek mythology who inhabit the Mediterranean Sea appear in Sibelius's Oceanides, and the dynamic weather of Peter Maxwell Davies's Orkney home inspires his chilly Ebb of Winter. In an all Danish first half, Jakob Kullberg joins the orchestra for Between, Per Norgard's cello concerto and the programme opens with Gade's dark Hamlet Overture.