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Work: Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82

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ComposerSibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
Period20th century
Year1919
Work typeOrchestral
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Osmo Vänskä © Joel Larson
Continuing its series of landmark classics inspired by the British Isles, the London Philharmonic conducted by Osmo Vänskä showcases Bax before moving north to traverse the Nordic landscapes of Grieg and Sibelius.
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Grieg without trolls: Oslo Philharmonic at Sage Gateshead

Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
The Oslo Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko with Nikolai Lugansky bring Delius, Grieg and a sublime Sibelius Fifth Symphony to Sage Gateshead.
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Ravel’s playful sound worlds with Alice Sara Ott

Alice Sara Ott © Esther Haase | Deutsche Grammophon
In which Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Gothenburg Symphony seek out a contrast with the dark sound colours of Sibelius.
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Russo-Finnish favorites from JoAnn Falletta leading the VSO

JoAnn Falletta © Brendan Bannon
A fresh take on timeless classics keeps the interest high in this concert featuring cellist Julian Schwarz and conductor JoAnn Falletta leading the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
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Knockout playing from the Tonkünstler in Edinburgh

The Tonkünstler in Usher Hall © Ute van der Sanden
This concert at Usher Hall delivered extraordinary playing, in repertoire ranging from Beethoven to Bernstein and Sibelius.
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