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Sibelius & Tchaikovsky

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

The charismatic Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare conducts a pair of Romantic classics.

‘My second symphony is a confession of the soul’ said Sibelius of his deeply personal Second Symphony. It channels the depths of human emotion before emerging with a soaring melody into its life-affirming finale.

Its memorable melodies instantly won the hearts of the Finnish public, who saw in the symphony their own struggle for independence.

From the warm opening in the strings, the symphony moves into an intense second movement, where a lonely bass line sounds against towering brass.

Out of this comes a daring transformation from darkness to light, as the full orchestra finally surges into a radiant conclusion.

Alongside the symphony, Alexander Gavrylyuk performs Tchaikovsky’s thrilling First Piano Concerto, instantly recognisable from its majestic opening chords.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Rafael Payare conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk piano

Repertoire

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1
Encore: -
Schumann: Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Of foreign lands and peoples) from Kinderszenen
Interval
Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D

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where

Royal Festival Hall

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