Sibelius Symphony No 5
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Chat live with percussionist David Jackson
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts two works by Janáček and Sibelius in our 2018 Roots and Origins series, composers who transform myth and folklore into soaring musical effigies.
Towering fanfares open Janáček’s Sinfonietta, an ode to the composer’s hometown of Brno in the now Czech Republic. It’s a portrait composed for a national celebration of Slavic culture, with Janáček’s love of musical tradition evident in dancing strings and celebratory brass. Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony concludes the programme, a work infused with legend, which paints pictures of the magical forests and swan song of his native Finland.
Recorded 19 September 2018
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This concert is the second in our new collaboration with Vialma on their Together with Music series. Designed to be a truly interactive experience, you'll have the unique opportunity to talk with the artists and musicians while you enjoy world-class performances. Ask the questions you never thought you'd get the chance to ask and get to know the performers on a deeper level. During this concert you will have the chance to chat live with percussionist David Jackson.
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