Sibelius Symphony No. 3
Sibelius Symphony No. 6
Sibelius Symphony No. 7
John Storgårds Conductor
Swirling mists, sunlit forests, and snow-capped summits; with Sibelius, you’re never far from nature. Sibelius’ Third Symphony sketches a sea-journey with bracing freshness, while his Sixth evokes the Finnish landscape in some of the most serenely beautiful music he ever wrote. And John Storgårds reaches journey’s end with the monumental Seventh Symphony; a life’s work brought to completion in a single mighty gesture.
The symphonies of Jean Sibelius are landmarks of 20th Century music. Rooted in the pride, nature and folklore of his native Finland, Sibelius wrestled personal demons and the turmoil of the twentieth century to forge seven masterpieces that redefined the symphony. With their soaring melodies, passionate emotions and majestic scale, they are as fresh, as powerful and as stirring as the Northern landscape itself. Nearly one hundred years later, they continue to inspire. Join the BBC Philharmonic as our Finnish Principal Guest Conductor John Storgårds takes us on his nation’s greatest musical journey. This symphony cycle will also be recorded for Chandos Records.