On March 19th the FSO will present Webern's Six Pieces for Orchestra (revised/reduced version) and Sibelius' Symphony No. 5. "Written within only a few years of each other," said Maestro Zimmerman, "Sibelius' and Webern's creations here show just how differently beautiful works of art can be expressed in the hands of great and sensitive composers. There, the prevailing techniques and modes of expression seem to have been shattered in the pursuit of a new voice." Sibelius' 5th Symphony is also programmed as part of the FSO's ongoing exploration of his symphonic development. "In his own way, too, Beethoven can be regarded as an artist who seemed to "tear up the rules" in his need to express himself fully," Zimmerman continued. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5, his final piano concerto, will be played by the eminent Finnish pianist, Matti Raekallio.
WEBERN: Six pieces for Orchestra
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 - Matti Raekallio, piano
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5
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