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Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

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August 10, 2017

Jean Sibelius wrote his second symphony in 1902, when Finland was struggling for its independence from Russia. The symphony came to be known as Finland's 'Symphony of Independence'. Sibelius never call it that... he simply called it Symphony No. 2. Osmo Vanska conducts Sibelius's Symphony No. 2, in concert, on Thursday's Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Jean Sibelius: Pan and Echo, Op. 53
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Sibelius - Swanwhite Suite, Op.54
BIS 359

Claude Debussy: Beau Soir
Apollo Chamber Players: Matthew Detrick, violin; Viktor Valkov, piano
Christ the King Lutheran Church, Parish Hall, Houston, TX

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6
Escher String Quartet: Adam Barnett-Hart & Aaron Boyd, violins; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Dane Johansen, Cello
The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43: Movements 3 & 4
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic; Osmo Vanska, conductor
The Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Hour 2

Camille Saint-Saens: Une Nuit a Lisbonne (A Night in Lisbon)
Orchestre Symphonique Francais; Laurent Petitgirard, conductor
Saint-Saens
Adda 590064

Franz Schubert: Drei Klavierstucke, D. 946 No. 3 in C Major: Allegro
Andras Schiff, piano
The Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI

Antonio Vivaldi: Vedro con mio diletto, from 'Giustino, RV 717'
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; Luri Lee, Jeffrey Dyrda, Geoff Nuttall and Owen Dalby, violins; Hezekiah Leung, viola; Jonathan Lo, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass
The Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Roy Orbison (arr. Stephen Prutsman): Crying
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor; Luri Lee, Jeffrey Dyrda, Geoff Nuttall, and Owen Dalby, violins; Hezekiah Leung, viola; Jonathan Lo, cello; Anthony Manzo, double bass
The Bank of America Chamber Music Series, Spoleto Festival USA, Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, "Organ": Movements 2-4
Thierry Escaich, organ; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langree, conductor
Springer Auditorium, Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH