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Legends of the north

London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Arnold Bax's Tintagel, conducted by Osmo Vanska.

London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Arnold Bax's Tintagel. High above the Atlantic breakers, the clifftop castle of Tintagel is the stuff of legend, and when Arnold Bax saw it he let his imagination soar. Tonight’s concert begins with some of the most passionately romantic music ever written by a British composer and ends with Jean Sibelius gazing at a flight of swans in the sunset: the inspiration for his Fifth Symphony, and one of the simplest – but greatest – melodies ever written for orchestra. Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä is simply unequalled in Sibelius – and the young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki has something marvellously fresh to say about Grieg’s much-loved Concerto, too.

Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, presented by Georgia Mann.

Bax Tintagel
Grieg Piano Concerto

Interval

Sibelius Suite, Belshazzar’s Feast
Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Osmo Vänskä conductor
Jan Lisiecki piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Arnold Bax

    Tintagel

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16

    Performer: Jan Lisiecki. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Venetian Boat Song (Songs without words, Op.19 No.6)

    Performer: Jan Lisiecki.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Quintet for wind, Op.43

    Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Belshazzar's Feast - suite, Op.51

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No.5 in E flat major, Op.82

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
  • Alex Woolf

    Genie

    Orchestra: Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Seal.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    The Tale of the Silly Little Mouse, Op.56

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.

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