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Fri 06 Jul, 2018
Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E flat major, Op 63; Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op 20
“The spirit of the whole work is intended to be high and pure joy; there are retrospective passages of sadness”. So said Elgar to the Chairman of...
Tue 03 Apr, 2018
Sibelius: Tapiola, Op 112; En Saga, Op 9; Eight Songs (orch Aulis Sallinen)
Sibelius called En Saga a tone poem but never revealed its story, only saying “It has got a down-home feeling. How could one think of anything but...
Mon 08 Jun, 2015
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends, Op 22; Pohjola's Daughter, Op 49
This is not Ondine’s first encounter with the Lemminkäinen Legends. Earlier versions on the label by the Helsinki Philharmonic under Leif Segerstam...
Thu 26 Feb, 2015
Elgar: Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op 30; The Banner of King George, Op 33
Hugely popular in Elgar’s lifetime but eclipsed by later successes, the secular cantatas Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf (1896) and The Banner of...
Fri 25 Jul, 2014
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends, Op 22; The Wood-Nymph, Op 15
The big news here, for those who don’t already know it, is The Wood-Nymph, based on a poem about a hero who is led astray by dwarves in the forest,...
Tue 16 Jul, 2013
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends, Op 22; En Saga, Op 9
Hard to believe that Helsinki-born Mikko Franck was still only 20 when, back in December 1999, he set down this absorbing and authoritative Sibelius...
Tue 14 May, 2013
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos 1-7; Violin Concerto; Finlandia; Pohjola's Daughter; Tapiola, Karelia Suite; En Saga; The Swan of Tuonela; Valse triste
Sibelius performances don't come much more rewarding than these. The Boston Symphony has a rich and proud tradition in this repertoire stretching back...
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