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Sakari Oramo Sibelius Cycle: Symphony No 1

Live from the Barbican, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo mark 100 years of Finnish Independence with music by the young Sibelius, including the First Symphony.

Live from the Barbican. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Sakari Oramo mark 100 years of Finnish Independence with music by the young Sibelius, including the First Symphony,

Presented by Martin Handley.

Sibelius: Press Celebrations Music (UK premiere)

8.05
Interval: Sibelius and Finnish Independence. Professor Daniel Grimley of Oxford University, and conductor Sakari Oramo in conversation with Martin Handley

Sibelius: Jaegar March
Laulun Ystävät Male Choir
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Sibelius Impromptu in E Op.5 no.6 - Commodo (1890-1893)
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

Part 2

8.25
Sibelius: 'Cantique' and 'Devotion' (Two Pieces, Op 77)
Sibelius: Symphony No 1

Guy Johnston (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

To celebrate the centenary of Finland's Independence - when Finland ended its autonomy as a Grand Duchy within Russia and became a republic on 6 December 1917 - the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Finnish Chief Conductor presents a programme by Finland's greatest composer. We open with the first UK performance of the complete Press Celebrations Music (including Finland Awakes, the original version of Finlandia). Guy Johnston plays two rarities for cello and orchestra and the BBC SO's Sibelius Symphony Cycle continues with the powerful First from 1899.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Press Celebrations Music (UK premiere)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finnish Jaeger March Op.91 No.1

    Choir: Laulun Ystavaat Male Choir.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Impromptu in E Major Op.5/6

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Cantique, and Devotion - for Cello and Orchestra

    Performer: Guy Johnston. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No.1 in E Minor Op.39

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Quartet movement in B flat major

    Performer: Yuri Yurov. Performer: Mikhail Milman. Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1-3, Souvenir De Florence.
    • Teldec.
    • 5.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures from an exhibition (Tuileries)

    Orchestrator: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Mussorgsky / Borodin: Berliner Philharmoniker / Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Two Polish Jews (Pictures at an Exhibition orch Ravel)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Mussorgsky / Borodin: Berliner Philharmoniker / Rattle.
    • EMI.
    • 10.

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