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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Much-loved works by Sibelius performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and violinist Viktoria Mullova, plus Nielsen's Symphony No 2, 'The Four Temperaments'.

Today's concert by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra features Sibelius's patriotic tone poem Finlandia, and his Violin Concerto of which Donald Tovey wrote 'I have not met a more original, a more masterly, and a more exhilarating work'. The soloist is Viktoria Mullova, with conductor Thomas Dausgaard. The concert ends with Nielsen's Second Symphony, The Four Temperaments, describing four personality types: choleric, phlegmatic, melancholic, and sanguine. The concert is presented by Tom Redmond.

2.00 pm
Sibelius: Finlandia
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Nielsen: Symphony No.2 (The Four Temperaments)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Viktoria Mullova, violin

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia Op.26

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Concerto in D minor Op.47

    Performer: Viktoria Mullova. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata no. 1 in G minor BWV.1001: Adagio

    Performer: Viktoria Mullova.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphony no. 2 Op.16 (The Four temperaments)

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Frederick Delius

    The Walk to the Paradise Garden

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.

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