DANISH NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Cristian Mǎcelaru, conductor
Ray Chen, violin
Sibelius Kuolema: Valse Triste
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Nielsen Symphony No. 4
The Sibelius Violin Concerto is a landmark synthesis of technical virtuosity and rich, deeply-felt melody - considered one of the greatest concertos in the repertoire! Even today, Sibelius strikingly original orchestrations rank him as one of the most important composers of the 20th century.
Known as ‘The Inextinguishable’ Symphony No. 4, by Carl Nielsen conveys ‘the elemental will to live!’ As the most important (and prolific!) Danish composer of the early 1900's, Nielsen’s symphonies are filled with incredible tonal melodies and highly emotional passages of blazing energy!