Sibelius wrote to a friend: ‘after hearing my third symphony Rimsky-Korsakov shook his head and said: Why don’t you do it the usual way; you will see that the audience can neither follow nor understand this’. Such comments summarised much of the critical reaction to this symphony and also to the Fourth.
Come here to see David Larkin discussing the Sibelius Symphonies 3,6 and 7 in advance of the GSO's performance on December 2nd.
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