Hope vies with tragedy in the works of Dvořák and Sibelius.
With his cello concerto, Dvořák is looking back at life well lived, full of joy but also of deep loss.
Sibelius is at the beginning of his career, looking ahead and forging a new symphonic sound. Both works are defined by their strong sense of conflict, where the final triumphs are hard won - and are all the more uplifting for that.
Conductor: Anu Tali
Cello : Alban Gerhardt
Dvořák: Cello Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
BBC NOW Pre-performance Talk | 6.30pm
Duration: 30 minuutes
Discover More: Sibelius’ new symphonic sound
There were already a glint of the new to his first symphony, but in his second, Sibelius sets out on a radical path.
We’ll look at the break-through ideas from this work that will shape the rest of his symphonic output and discover what makes Sibelius sound so unique.
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