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Nicholas Collon 13.

Programme

  • Sibelius King Christian II Suite
  • Schumann Konzertstück for four horns and orchestra op. 86
  • Schubert Symphony no. 8 in B minor D. 759 Unfinished
  • Sibelius Symphony no. 7 in C op. 105

Sibelius' King Christian II Suite is a stirring work which runs the full gamut of emotions, while his searingly beautiful 7th Symphony — though not 'unfinished' like the symphony of Schubert — is unusual for being contained in one just continuous movement. For sheer bravura, not much beats Schumann's Konzertstück — essentially a concerto for all four horns of the orchestra...