© 2011 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2011 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, 20 February 2008
(Lutoslawski) and 15 October 2008 (Sibelius)
Total playing time: 70:27
Released October 2011
This recording is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of
the Polska Music grant programme.
CD: Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts Sibelius & Lutosławski
Sibelius Pohjola’s Daughter, Op. 49
Sibelius Symphony No. 5, Op. 82
Lutosławski Concerto for Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sibelius himself said that ‘other composers mix cocktails – I offer cold, pure water’. His music undoubtedly evokes the physical and spiritual essence of his native Finland like no other. On this live concert recording from London’s Royal Festival Hall, Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Sibelius’s colourful tone poem Pohjola’s Daughter and the breathtaking Fifth Symphony with its stirring final ‘Swan Hymn’, alongside Lutosławski’s scintillating, folklore-inspired Concerto for Orchestra of 1954.