Saturday 5th June 2021
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Saturday 5 June 2021 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time - 9.30pm
Sibelius - The Oceanides
Sibelius - Symphony No.6
Sibelius - Tapiola
Sibelius - Symphony No.7
Sir Mark Elder
The Festival’s culmination starts with The Oceanides, a tone poem depicting the daughters of Neptune luring sailors to their doom. Its ending, Sir Mark says, ‘is terrifying, a huge tsunami welling up through the orchestra.’ Sibelius felt that ‘Nature has truly been the book of books for me’, which is for all to hear in his greatest tone poem, Tapiola, portraying the land of the mysterious God of the Northern forests. For Sir Mark, Sibelius’s last symphonies reflect a ‘ruthless musical voice’, as he became increasingly concise, never more so than in the refinement of the one movement Seventh Symphony: after its glorious closing bars, Sibelius had no more to say.
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