Paavo Berglund dirige la Sinfonía n.° 6 de Sibelius — Con la Chamber Orchestra of Europe

El legendario ciclo de las 7 sinfonías de Sibelius (1998)

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Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Paavo Berglund — Director

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After delivering his intensely melodic Fifth Symphony in 1923, Sibelius was faced with an important decision: Should he advance towards the cutting-edge aesthetic shifts shaking European music, or should he continue treading the pathways of his own powerful and popular expressionism? Interestingly, Sibelius’s Sixth Symphony instead gravitates to the timeless past, with structures reminiscent of ancient choral music and the enigmatic folk traditions of his country. Melodic fragments, ambivalent harmonies, and unexpected rhythms transport the listener to a dreamlike world of improbable yet undeniable logic. When speaking of his Sixth Symphony, the composer simply stated: “Whereas most other modern composers are engaged in manufacturing cocktails of every hue and description, I offer the public pure cold water."

A moment to listen for in… Sibelius’s Sixth Symphony: What does the sublime transition from the string melody at 2:30 to the picturesque, playful scene at 3:03 bring to mind? What about the dance-like rhythms at 17:14? Find us on Facebook or Twitter and share your thoughts with us!

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