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Work: Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43

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ComposerSibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
Period20th century
Year1902
Work typeOrchestral
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Hong KongOsmo's Finnish Adventure

Sibelius, Lindberg
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä; Kari Kriikku

LiverpoolL’Après Midi

L’Après Midi
Debussy, Mendelssohn, Sibelius
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Duncan Ward; Alena Baeva

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

RotterdamSibelius: Violin Concerto with Baiba Skride

Sibelius
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Baiba Skride

New York CityCurtis Symphony Orchestra

Smith, Beethoven, Sibelius
Curtis Symphony Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä; Jonathan Biss
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Japan Philharmonic Orchestra makes a rare visit to London

Pietari Inkinen © Nguyen Phuong
Disciplined playing from the Japan Philharmonic brought mixed rewards in a programme that inspired only fitfully.
****1
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Capricious Brahms and vivacious Sibelius in Belfast

Simon Trpčeski © Benjamin Ealovega
Simon Trpčeski gives a commendable performance of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, whilst Gabriel Bebeşelea conducts the Ulster Orchestra in a thought-provoking Sibelius Second Symphony.
***11
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Beguiling Tchaikovsky from Gerhardt and Mäkelä in Antwerp

Klaus Mäkelä © Heikki Tuuli
The Rococo Variations show Pyotr Ilyich at his most beguiling and Gerhardt’s cello made the Andante sostenuto variation sing from every bar.
****1
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Titanic Sibelius opens the BBC Philharmonic season

John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
The BBC Philharmonic open their season in Manchester with some exciting new ideas
****1
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Prom 52: Gardner chisels out the bigger picture in Sibelius 2

Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A theatrical first half saw the world première of Rolf Wallin's violin concerto, Whirld, played by Alina Ibragimova.  
****1
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