Friday, March 16, 2007

Listening to Sibelius' Second Symphony

Sibelius' symphonies did not relate naturally to me initially, but I found myself now gradually acquiring an appreciation for his music.

Yesterday, I took time to listen to a recording of the complete Sibelius' Second Symphony so as to better appreciate how "the work grows almost organically out of a rising three-note motif heard at the opening of the work" (view source). I am impressed to hear how Sibelius did just that.

Meantime, I shall point readers to a URL with notes on Sibelius' Second Symphony.

If you would like to listen to (the 3rd and 4th movements of) this symphony played live in Singapore, please check the following out:

Sturm und Drum
Date: 16 Mar 2007 (Fri)
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Venue: University Cultural Centre Hall, NUS
Ticket Price: $11 each (including $1 Sistic Booking Fee)


Also read:
My attempt to revise for music theory
Performance directions

1 comment:

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