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Work: En Saga, a symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.9

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ComposerSibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
Period20th century
Year1892
Work typeOrchestral
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Stephanie Childress puts the LSO through its paces in Sibelius

Stephanie Childress © LSO | Mark Allan
Travel restrictions prevented both the concert’s marquee names from appearing, but their stand-ins stamped their personalities on an immensely attractive (and unchanged) programme. 
****1
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Musical Klimt: Vienna comes to Pärnu in Tüür's chamber gala

Andres Kaljuste (viola) and Theodor Sink (cello) play Korngold © Kaupo Kikkas
Erich Korngold's luscious String Sextet provides the musical highlight of Erkki-Sven Tüür's Pärnu programme. 
***11
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Superlative music-making from the amazing Trifonov

Sibelius and Nielsen still in very good hands at the LSO, but whence comes such a gift as that of Daniil Trifonov?
****1
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Sibelius played to the manner born by the Helsinki PO

An all Sibelius concert played with precision and flair by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra fails to provide fresh insights into the composer's enigmatic works but violinist Christal Lee is a soloist to watch.
***11
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“The silence speaks”: A gripping Kullervo

After a lacklustre trio of concerts traversing the seven symphonies, Sibelius’ 150th anniversary Proms celebrations peaked with a gripping encounter with Kullervo.
****1
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