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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:18 am    Post subject: Beethoven Sibelius and Turnage From Barbican Reply with quote


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Two broadcast concerts from Londons Barbican centre this week. Daniel Harding conducts the London SO in works by Beethoven, Sibelius and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Turnage is a leading British composer and a great admirer of Sibelius. Includes Tapiola and The Oceanides. 7.30pm BBC Radio 3 5th and 7th Feb.--kp

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was really impressed last night with the LSO's performance of 'Tapiola' under Daniel Harding. The reading was broad and spacious. I didn't time it but I guess nearer 22' than 15'. It was very much a spiritual journey and one that I found profoundly moving. A musical landscape far removed from the trivia of the urban jungle, obsessed with instant novelty,and sensationalism. The LSO was in tremendous form under Harding and rather than episodic moments we got the big picture. The majestic passage just before the 'Storm' sequence when the strings cry out against baleful brass was the best I have heard.
Tapiola questions the relationship between man and nature. Somehow my spirits seemed cleansed following those final B major chords and then silence.....--kp

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Sibelius's monumental evocation of the Northland forests we turned last night to 'The Oceanides' described by Olin Downes as 'the greatest evocation of the sea in music'. The work is unusual in that it was inspired by the sea nymphs of Greek mythology. Another fine performance from the LSO under Daniel Harding. Quite a large orchestra is used by Sibs standards including triple woodwind, two harps and two pairs of timps. Also we have a evocative contribution from the glockenspiel. Lovely flutes over muted drumrolls and that motiif on the flutes answered by a rising figure from the clarinets was haunting. This later erupts with high drama as a storm lashes in. Since Beethoven's 'Pastoral' who else has evoked the awsome power of a storm better than Sibelius. Look at Tapiola, the finale of No.6 and 'The Tempest'.-kp

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't heard Harding in Sibelius yet. Sounds as if we can look forward to some treats in years to come...

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