A polonaise for polar bears
Viktoria Mullova performs Sibelius's great violin concerto with the Halle Orchestra.
Viktoria Mullova performs one of the greatest violin concertos in the repertoire: Sibelius's lyrical, expansive and thoroughly Scandinavian masterpiece. She plays with the Hallé orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder. From the cold Scandinavian landscape of Sibelius we are then transported into a world of vivid colour with impressions of clouds and light from Debussy's Nocturnes and Ravel's shattering act of musical destrauction and revenge, La Valse.
Berlioz: Overture: Les Francs Juges
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Ravel: La Valse
Viktoria Mullova (violin)
Sir Mark Elder (conductor)