BBC Symphony Orchestra - Nielsen, Glanert, Sibelius
Live from the Barbican, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius's Lemminkainen Suite. The BBC Singers join for the UK premiere of Detlev Glanert's Megaris.
Presented by Ian Skelly
Carl Nielsen: An Imaginary Journey to the Faroe Islands
Detlev Glanert: Megaris (BBC Co-commission) UK premiere
Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite, Op.22
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Experience the music of Scandinavian contemporaries Nielsen and Sibelius, whose music is close to the heart of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo.
Nielsen's rhapsody overture portrays a sea-borne journey while Sibelius's thrilling portrait of the fabled Finnish hero Lemminkäinen, which includes the poignant The Swan of Tuonela, is rarely encountered complete and contains some of his most atmospheric music. Detlev Glanert's Megaris evokes the siren Parthenope, who drowned herself in sorrow at her rejection by Odysseus.
Followed by music by past recipients of the Women Make Music Fund from PRS Foundation - in anticipation of International Women's Day next Wednesday.