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Work: The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22 no.2

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ComposerSibelius, Jean (1865-1957)
Period20th century
Year1895
Work typeOrchestral
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Defiant celebration and emotional depth in CBSO centenary

Sheku-Kanneh Mason, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO © CBSO
The CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla celebrate their anniversary with energy and hope in Sibelius and Beethoven, together with emotional depth in Elgar from Sheku-Kanneh Mason.  
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Tom Poster stars in a Hallé concert of Nordic magic

Jean Sibelius in 1913 © Wikicommons, public domain
Grieg's Piano Concerto played by Tom Poster and the Hallé under Stpehen Bell was the highlight of a popular programme of Nordic favourites by Grieg and Sibelius
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RPO and Pinchas Zukerman deliver safe as houses repertoire

Pinchas Zukerman © Cheryl Mazak
Assured and mostly rewarding performances from the RPO in standard fare that underlined Bruch’s nobility, Elgar’s masterly orchestration and the originality of Sibelius. 
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Energy and enchantment at Sage Gateshead

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Vern Evans
In her first appearance with the CBSO at Sage Gateshead, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla switches between energy and tranquility with Sibelius, Brahms and Bartók.
***11
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Exquisite string playing in Berlin Sibelius

Although deprived of hearing Ravel's Shéhérazade, there was much else to enjoy in the Berlin Philharmonic's performances of Wagner, Widmann and Sibelius.
***11
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