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Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Jean SibeliusTapiola, Op.112
Jón LeifsOrgan Concerto
~ Interval ~
Anders HillborgBeast Sampler: UK premiere
Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony no.7 in A major, Op.92


Sakari Oramo – Conductor
Stephen Farr – Organ

BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

There’s no denying the potent rhythmic urgency of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Its giddying, propulsive movement finds contrast in the mysterious stillness of Sibelius’s Tapiola, inspired by the spirit of Finland’s dusky forests, its wood-sprites and magic secrets. Jón Leifs’s Organ Concerto harnesses the full power and scope of the Royal Albert Hall’s organ in its massive musical gestures, while Anders Hillborg’s Beast Sampler promises to strip away all we know of the symphony orchestra, transforming it into a ‘sound animal’.

Prom 47: Sibelius, Jón Leifs, Anders Hillborg & Beethoven

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