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Sakari Oramo Sibelius Cycle: Symphony No 6

Live from the Barbican. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius's 4th & 6th Symphonies. Lisa Batiashvili joins for Anders Hillborg's Violin Concerto No 2.

Live from the Barbican. Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius's 4th & 6th Symphonies. Lisa Batiashvili joins for Anders Hillborg's Violin Concerto No 2.

Presented by Martin Handley

Sibelius: Symphony No 6
Anders Hillborg: Violin Concerto No.2 (UK premiere)

8.15
Interval

8.35
Sibelius: Symphony No 4

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

If the current fascination with things Nordic has gripped you, this is your concert! Sakari Oramo and Lisa Batiashvili gave the world premiere in Stockholm in October 2016 of the Swede Anders Hillborg's Second Violin Concerto ('fresh and skilfully constructed... virtuosic - unbelievably exciting' Leipziger Volkszeitung). They bring it to London in the context of music from Finland - two further symphonies in the cycle that the BBC SO and Sakari Oramo are presenting this season. The Fourth with its powerful sense of foreboding is an enormously powerful work while the enigmatic and concentrated Sixth rarely fails to make a huge impact on its listeners.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 6

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Anders Hillborg

    Violin Concerto No.2

    Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ich Ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 (arr. Hillborg)

    Performer: Lisa Batiashvili. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Music Arranger: Anders Hillborg.
  • Jean Sibelius

    String Quartet in D Minor Op.56 'Voces Intimae" - Allegro

    Ensemble: Jean Sibelius Quartet.
    • Finlandia.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No.4

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in F major, Hob.XVI:23

    Performer: Denis Kozhukhin.
    • ONYX.

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