Composed during a winter spent in Italy, Sibelius’ Second Symphony is another meditative work from the enigmatic Finnish composer.
Quiet and simple to begin with, it melts into some of his warmest music before rising to a glorious, expansive finale. Something Sibelius would later declare “a confession of the soul.”
MARIA GRENFELL Gaudete Fanfare*
MAX RICHTER On the Nature of Daylight
SIBELIUS Symphony No.2
*Maria Grenfell's Gaudete Fanfare was made possible through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project and was commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, supported by the Neilson Foundation.
BENJAMIN NORTHEY conductor