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BBC Symphony Orchestra - Nielsen, Glanert, Sibelius

Live from the Barbican, Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Nielsen: An Imaginary Journey to the Faroe Islands. Detlev Glanert: Megaris. Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite.

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

20.00 Interval

20.20
Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite, Op.22

BBC Singers
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Carl Nielsen

      Rhapsodic Overture 'A Fantasy Journey to the Faroe Islands'

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Detlev Glanert

      Megaris (UK Premiere)

      Ensemble: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Interval

    • Carl Nielsen

      Theme with Variations Op.40

      Performer: John McCabe.
      • Somm.
    • Trad.

      Lokki (seagull)

      Music Arranger: Riku Niemi. Singer: Matti Salminen. Orchestra: Tampere Filharmonia. Conductor: Riku Niemi.
      • ONDINE.
  • Part 2

    • Jean Sibelius

      Lemminkäinen Suite, Op 22

      Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Post-concert

    • Hannah Kendall

      Regina Caeli

      Choir: Choir of Merton College, Oxford. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas.
      • The Marian Collection.
      • DELPHIAN.
      • 6.
    • Sally Beamish

      The Caledonian Road

      Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Ola Rudner.
      • The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone etc..
      • BIS.
      • 1.
    • Richard Wagner

      Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)

      Singer: Margaret Price. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.
      • DECCA.

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra
Performer BBC Singers

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