Part of LPO 12/13Wednesday 31 October 2012
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.3
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3 in G, K.216
Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.6 (Sinfonia semplice)
Carl Nielsen's symphonic career ends with a truly fascinating and enchanting creation, his Symphony No.6. The work is one of the strangest orchestral works ever born and a piece whose piquant flourishes and mischievous parps enshroud the composer's strong-held musical beliefs.
Nielsen's tapestry of folly and despair could well be his own Mahlerian glimpse of mortality. Then again, it could simply be a beguiling slice of musical entertainment.
Osmo Vänskä decides, and brings with him a thrilling concerto by Mozart and an ever-refreshing symphony by Sibelius - who once leant over to Nielsen and whispered the words, 'I don't even reach your ankles.'Performers
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin