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Work: Lemminkäinen Suite (Four legends) for orchestra, Op.22

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ComposerSibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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LondonMitsuko Uchida plays Beethoven

Beethoven, Sibelius
Philharmonia Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Dame Mitsuko Uchida

New York CityTrifonov Plays Schumann

Šerkšnytė, Schumann, Sibelius
New York Philharmonic; Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; Daniil Trifonov
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Gripping tale of Lemminkäinen and a dazzling Rach 3 in Manchester

In a concert consisting of two contrasting works, the BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds gave a dramatic performance of Sibelius' Lemminkäinen Suite and Garrick Ohlsson offered a restrained but virtuosic account of Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto.
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Unforgettable Elgar from Isserlis and the Hallé

Daniele Rustioni also conducts the Hallé in a gripping account of Sibelius'  atmospheric Lemminkäinen Suite.
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Anu Tali brings swan songs to Belfast

In an unusual programme, with Finnish music from Rautavaara and Sibelius, separated by Walton, the Ulster Orchestra and Anu Tali find all the subtleties in the music.  
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Fantastic variations: Brett Dean's new Cello Concerto

Sakari Oramo conducts the European première of a fine new work alongside familiar Grieg and Sibelius.
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Salonen's independence celebrations miss the mark

The celebrations 100 years of Finnish Independence move to the Royal Festival Hall, with an all-Sibelius programme and Esa-Pekka Salonen: the highlight is soloist Vilde Frang's playing of the Violin Concerto.
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