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Legends by the Sea

Ashkenazy conducts Sibelius

Drama in music
Ashkenazy conducts
Dates Wed 6 Feb, Fri 8 Feb, Sat 9 Feb Venue Sydney Opera House
Duration To be advised.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Sydney Symphony and Sibelius - it's a winning combination. You won't hear better than this!

At the end of our Sibelius Festival in 2004, Vladimir Ashkenazy told the audience: "I have never heard Sibelius played better!" That festival has become the stuff of legend - the excitement in the hall, the glowing performances. Now it's time to revisit Finland's musical hero, and the high point of this program is a thrilling set of legends about a Finnish hero, Lemminkäinen. He's young, handsome and reckless, and there's music to match.

In the first half of the concert Ashkenazy builds on a watery theme, with La Mer - Debussy's musical sketches of the ocean in all its dangers and delights. And he begins with Fauré's gentle music for a play about doomed lovers.

Legends by the Sea

Audio kindly supplied by Silver Partner Universal Music.

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PROGRAM
  • FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite with Mélisande's Song
  • DEBUSSY La Mer
  • SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Suite
Artists
  • Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
  • Jacqueline Porter soprano
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