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
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.