Sibelius One’s July 2021 Magazine is now ready and is being despatched to subscribers.
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The new issue contains the following articles:
- Khadra and Sea Change: Sibelius’s music at Sadler’s Wells – Eija Kurki
- Sustaining the dramatic arch – Sasha Mäkilä
- Japanese Rhapsody: Jean Sibelius, Kojiro Kobune and Akira Ifukube – Erik Homenick
- If you like Sibelius… – Peter Frankland
The latest volume in Breitkopf & Härtel’s critical edition of Sibelius’s music features all the opus-numbered music for violin (his own instrument) or cello and piano. Click here to read our review.
Sinfonia Tamesa, one of London’s leading amateur symphony orchestras (est. 2001) will give an all-Sibelius concert at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge, London on Saturday 10 November 2018 at 7.30 pm. The conductor will be Tom Hammond.
Scenes with Cranes from ‘Kuolema’
Violin Concerto (soloist: David Le Page)
Symphony No. 2
After his selection by Sir Charles Mackerras as the first Junior Fellow in Conducting at Trinity Laban Conservatoire (2006–08), Tom Hammond has developed a rich and musically diverse career. He is currently music director of the Essex, Hertford and St Albans Symphony Orchestras and the award-winning Yorkshire Young Sinfonia. He also holds positions with the Palestine Youth Orchestra and Ingenium Academy International Summer School, and regularly guest conducts with many groups including the Britten Sinfonia Academy and Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 he was appointed conductor emeritus of Sinfonia Tamesa, of which he was music director between 2007 and 2017.
Born on the island of Guernsey, David Le Page began playing the violin at the age of seven. He was offered a place at the Yehudi Menuhin school when he was twelve and has since forged a diverse career as a performer, composer, producer and arranger. He appears regularly as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader and has formed a number of ensembles of his own.
Keen Sibelians watching the hit BBC thriller Killing Eve will no doubt have spotted that music by Sibelius featured in Episode 5, ‘I have at thing about bathrooms’. To accompany the scene where the assassin Villanelle is talking about death while preparing to kill Frank, the opening of Valse triste (slowed-down and stylized) is heard in the background.
Hear it for yourself here:
The extract from Valse triste is heard at approx. 33’54 until 36’11.