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Michael Finnissy Premiere

 16 August 2015 at 7.30pm 

Michael Finnissy Premiere

Albert Hall, London
Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP
United Kingdom
http://www.royalalberthall.com

Julian Rachlin violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov conductor

The Proms’ Sibelius symphony cycle continues with the concise, intricately wrought Third and the darker Fourth – once described by conductor Herbert Blomstedt as ‘an essay in trying to be happy which fails – on purpose’. These are paired with the composer’s popular Violin Concerto with Lithuanian soloist Julian Rachlin. Conductor Ilan Volkov is a passionate champion of contemporary music and here premieres a new Sibelius-inspired work by Michael Finnissy – a composer whose music, though fascinatingly complex, finds real connection with politics, society and culture.


Jean Sibelius : Symphony No. 3 in C major
Jean Sibelius : Violin Concerto in D minor
Michael Finnissy : Janne
Jean Sibelius : Symphony No. 4 in A minor
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