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Sakari Oramo Sibelius Cycle: Symphony No 5

Live from the Barbican, Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra begin their Sibelius cycle with with Symphony No 5.

Live from the Barbican. Sakari Oramo begins his Sibelius symphonies cycle with the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Symphony No. 5. Alina Pogostkina joins for Berg's Violin Concerto.

Presented by Martin Handley

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Berg: Violin Concerto

8.15: Interval

8.35
Sibelius; Symphony No 5 in E flat major

Alina Pogostkina, violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo, conductor

Sakari Oramo conducts music by his fellow countryman Jean Sibelius, launching a Finnish theme for the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 Barbican Season's concerts, which includes the complete Sibelius Symphonies. The exhilarating Fifth Symphony, which culminates in the evocation of swans in flight, starts this magnificent journey.

The young Richard Strauss imagines the end of a man's journey through life as his strength ebbs away and his mind reviews his achievements in Death and Transfiguration. And Russian violinist Alina Pogostkina performs Alban Berg's Violin Concerto - an intense and beautifully sensitive hymn devoted to Manon Gropius, the daughter of Alma (née Mahler) and Walter Gropius, who died aged 18.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Part 1

    Duration: 01:05:53

  • Richard Strauss

    Tod und Verklärung Op.24 Richard Strauss

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Alban Berg

    Violin Concerto

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

    Duration: 20:39

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Wind Octet in E flat major, Op 103

    Performer: Sabine Meyer. Performer: Reiner Wehle. Performer: Diethelm Jonas. Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Performer: Dag Jensen. Performer: Georg Klütsch. Performer: Klaus Lohrer. Performer: Bruno Schneider. Performer: Niklaus Frisch. Ensemble: Bläserensemble Sabine Meyer.
    • Beethoven: Octet etc.: Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Part 2

    Duration: 38:47

  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no.5

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

    Duration: 27:40

  • Jean Sibelius

    Piano sonata in F major Op.12

    Performer: Håvard Gimse.
    • Sibelius: Piano Music Vol.1: Havard Gimse.
    • Naxos.
    • 007.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Impromptu, Op.24 No.1

    Performer: Håvard Gimse.
    • Sibelius: Piano Music Vol.1: Havard Gimse.
    • Naxos.
    • 010.

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Role Contributor
Performer BBC Symphony Orchestra

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