ENGLISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS
SIBELIUS’ SYMPHONY NO.6 AND TAPIOLA IN LATEST ESO DIGITAL
- Premieres on 29 July at 7.30pm on ESO Digital at: https://eso.co.uk/sibelius
- Freely available for 4 days (until 2 August 2022) then exclusive to ESO Digital Supporters, for more information visit https://www.eso.co.uk/digital/
Sibelius’ penultimate Symphony No. 6 in D minor is a deeply personal product of his fascination with Renaissance polyphony and modal harmony. Lyrical, mysterious, totally original, the Sixth is one of Sibelius’s most intimate musical utterances, and one of his most beautiful works.
The tone poem Tapiola was to be Sibelius’s final orchestral masterpiece. It is a work that shows Sibelius at his fiercest and most modern. Named for the malevolent god of the ancient Finnish forest, Tapiola is a study of the dark and untamed power of the world.
“Sibelius is a composer who, for whatever reason, really clicks with this orchestra. Every time we’ve done his music, it’s been special, and these Music from Wyastone performances of the Sixth Symphony and Tapiola were some of the most rewarding and memorable days I’ve had with the ESO.” Kenneth Woods, Artistic Director & Conductor