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Work: Symphony no. 1 in E minor, Op.39

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ComposerSibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
Period20th century
Year1899
Work typeOrchestral
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LondonProm 17: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra II

Sibelius, Prokofiev, Strauss R.
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Lisa Batiashvili

LenoxSaturday Morning Open Rehearsal Rachmaninov and Sibelius

Rachmaninov, Sibelius
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk; Yefim Bronfman

LenoxDima Slobodeniouk conducts Rachmaninov and Sibelius

Rachmaninov, Sibelius
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk; Yefim Bronfman

ReykjavikRavel and Sibelius

Bizet, Ravel, Thorvaldsdottir, Sibelius
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Yan Pascal Tortelier; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

BudapestMÁV Symphony Orchestra

MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Schumann, Sibelius
MAV Symphony Orchestra; Gábor Hontvári; Xinyuan Wang
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France 2 – 0 Finland: Rouvali and the Philharmonia

Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu
Maurice Ravel met Jean Sibelius at the Royal Festival Hall for a programme to which each composer contributed a waltz, but the musical terrain was anything but a level playing field. 
***11
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Matinee enchantment from Grosvenor, Sinaisky and the CBSO

Benjamin Grosvenor © Decca | Sophie Wright
This afternoon Vassily Sinaisky was in charge of the CBSO for a matinee performance which began with Wagner’s overture, ended with a Sibelius symphony and had siphoned between them an ever-popular piano concerto by Mozart.
****1
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Golden glow in Sir Andrew Davis' Sibelius 1 with the BBC Philharmonic

Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Elgar, Rachmaninov and Sibelius with pianist Kathryn Stott.
****1
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Balancing longueurs and invention

Hilary Hahn, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra © Steve J Sherman
Three works performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin included few novel musical ideas relative to their lengths.
***11
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Celebrating Finnish nationhood

Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
An all-Sibelius programme given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo, featuring a UK première, an instrumental rarity and the First Symphony.
****1
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