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Performer: Leif Segerstam

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NorrköpingOpen rehearsal

Open rehearsal
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Leif Segerstam

NorrköpingLouis De Geer Concert Hall 25 years - Celebratory Concert

Louis De Geer Concert Hall 25 years - Celebratory Concert
Staern, Rachmaninov, Sibelius
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Leif Segerstam; Anna Fedorova
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Müller-Berghaus opera given world première in Turku

© Seilo Ristimäki
Die Kalewainen in Pochjola, the epic opera by Karl Mueller-Berghaus, both of which you have never heard of but should not be missed, staged in Turku, Finland. 
*****
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Gripping musical storytelling in Lahti

Leif Segerstam © Juha Tanhua
The Finnish forests, the creation of the world and a mythical hero were vividly brought to life in the opening concert of the 15th Sibelius Festival in Lahti
*****
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A Finnish swan song at Savonlinna

Matti Salminen (Boris Godunov) © Soila Puurtinen, Itä-Savo
Matti Salminen and conductor Leif Segerstam come together, probably for the last time, to give us an excellent evening's opera which touched the heart of Boris Godunov – a Finnish swan song as potent as anything penned by Sibelius.
****1
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Bruckner: the long and short of it

Segerstam elicits oustanding playing from the BBCSO in an immense Bruckner 8, preceded by the BBC Singers exquisite Bruckner motets.
*****
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The Philharmonia Orchestra in Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky

As I listened to the opening work in the Philharmonia Orchestra’s concert on Tuesday night, I couldn’t help thinking that Sibelius’ tone poem Night Ride and Sunrise is the musical equivalent of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
***11
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