The Fabulous Finn Makes a Splash
The grand first symphony of Sibelius is on the program, preceded by sacred works transcribed for horn ensemble of Bach and Bruckner. Continuing our tradition of exploring "firsts" and their varied contexts, we look at what it was about Finland in the late 19th century that was the perfect cultural breeding ground for Sibelius to emerge as a national hero via his extraordinary compositions. Earlier in the program, Bach and Bruckner are explored in new ways, as an ensemble of French horns gives their music a fascinating new twist.
J.S. Bach Praeludium BWV 539, arr. M. Pflaum
Anton Bruckner Tantum ergo WAB 42, arr. M. Pflaum
Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227, arr. L.E. Shaw
Horns of the LPO: Mollie Pate, Josiah Bullach, Jamie Leff, Mark Trotter, Kevin Winter
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 1 in E minor Op. 39; Carlos Miguel Prieto, conducting