Philharmonia/Salonen, Festival Hall – review | Music

“Kullervo Departs for War” by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Not blowing my own trumpet, but it was nice to get a mention in Barry Millington’s Evening Standard review of Sibelius’s KULLERVO at the Festival Hall:

Philharmonia/Salonen, Festival Hall – review | Music.

Sorry about the legibility of the titles — disadvantage of PowerPoint if you are projecting on to a screen just below the lights shining on the orchestra and chorus (though the tech chaps did what they could to shutter the lamps off the screen).

Anyway, a riveting perfomance of a stunning (and far too rarely heard) work!

An interesting article on Kullervo here — with thanks to Phil Paine (from whom I have stolen the picture)

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2 Comments on “Philharmonia/Salonen, Festival Hall – review | Music”

  1. Phil Says:

    Here in Toronto, last fall, I was able to hear all seven of Sibelius’ symphonies performed in sequence, over three days, under the baton of Thomas Dausgard. His performance of the 4th (my favourite of the symphonies) was outstanding.

  2. jonathanburton Says:

    Thanks for that! He seems to be a name to watch.
    I particularly love 4 and 6, precisely because they are so cryptic… (and 3 because it’s sweet and nobody knows it)


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