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Sakari Oramo conducts Sibelius and Busoni

Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo and Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein return to Symphony Hall, joining the BSO and the men of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for the visionary Italian composer Ferruccio Busoni's monumental Piano Concerto, a fascinating but rarely heard work of Mahlerian scope dating from the first years of the 20th century. These are the first BSO performances. (Future BSO conductor Karl Muck led the premiere in Berlin in 1904.) Opening the program is a very different sort of piece from the same era, Jean Sibelius's Symphony No. 3, a sunny, open work with numerous touches of folk-music simplicity.

Featured Performers & Ensembles

Sakari    Oramo, conductor Sakari Oramo, conductor Kirill   Gerstein, piano Kirill Gerstein, piano
Men of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Tanglewood Festival Chorus , (TFC)
Program Notes Audio
SIBELIUS - Symphony No. 3 (31 min)
BUSONI - Piano Concerto (75 min)
Audio Concert Preview - Program Notes