Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Sibelius in Los Angeles

My coverage of Sibelius Unbound, San Francisco Classical Voice, November 6, 2007.

5 comments:

mostly opera... said...

I was lucky to hear the first Sibelius Unbound concert at the Barbican last week including ao. Wing on Wing and Siblius 2. It was absolutely amazing..
As a European, and not familiar with the music scene in Los Angelse, I´d be very curious to know how "locals" view Salonen´s period as a conductor of the LA Phil?

Mike Walsh said...

I downloaded Symphony #2 from iTunes. It was solidly played and made me wish I was there to hear it. Hearing #s 1 and 3 live was incredible.

Lisa Hirsch said...

The Second was good. Is Wing on Wing also downloadable?? Wonderful piece, also available commercially.

Mostly Opera, I don't know - I'm from the Bay Area. I'll ask around, but I think he has been an invigorating presence. I wish MTT's SFS programming were as interesting....

mostly opera... said...

Oh, of course you´re not from LA. I ought to have noticed that.
By the way, I was actually so impressed with Wing on Wing that I bought a CD with it (Salonen with a Finnish orchestra) right after the concert. I really like those of Salonen´s compositions I´ve heard so far.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Me too!

We have the Wing on Wing CD too but haven't opened it yet.