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This week, conductor Hannu Lintu leads works by Scandinavian composers. The concert opens with Sibelius’s anthem Finlandia and continues with Carl Nielsen’s Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Pekka Kuusisto. The broadcast closes with Sibelius’s The Swan of Tuonela from Four Legends of the Kalevala led by the CSO’s second music director Frederick Stock from a 1940 Columbia recording.

Sibelius Finlandia, Op. 26, No. 7
Nielsen Violin Concerto, Op. 33
ENCORE Traditional/Kuusisto Danish Bridal Tune
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Nielsen Helios Overture, Op. 17
Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82
Hannu Lintu, conductor

Recorded at concerts in February 2020

Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela from Four Legends of the Kalevala, Op. 22

Frederick Stock, conductor
Robert Mayer, English horn

Columbia 1940

This program will be available until October 18, 2023.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Program notes for Sibelius’s Finlandia, Nielsen’s Violin Concerto and Helios Overture, and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 can be found here. Notes for Sibelius’s The Swan of Tuonela can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Frederick Stock, conductor
Robert Mayer, English horn

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