Apr 21, 2023, 1:30pm EDT
Program Notes & Works
Based on the Finnish lore, Sibelius's Luonnotar describes the title goddess’s descent from the air into the sea and the subsequent creation of the universe.
Air, for violin and orchestra
Co-commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Adès’s beautifully ethereal Air was composed for violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Violin Concerto No. 1
The charm and energy of the First Concerto’s outer movements and the tenderness of its Adagio are pure Mozart.
Symphony No. 5
Sibelius led the premiere of his protean, triumphant Symphony No. 5 in 1915 and, despite public success, twice withdrew and revised it before premiering the final version in 1919.