Tonight’s Radio 3 concert (part of Manchester Week)… Mar 22, 2021 | Ramblings | 1 comment Mark Elder & the Hallé https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tfdt … is taken from two recent online Hallé presentations… Strauss & Sibelius from here… Mark Elder conducts the latest instalment, available from today, of the Hallé’s 2021 Winter Season – Richard Strauss & Sibelius – Isata Kanneh-Mason plays Beethoven. Glazunov & Kendall from here… Hallé Winter Season, Episode 3: The Event Horizon. BBC Radio 3 – New Roots in the North. 1 Comment EDWARD CLARK on March 22, 2021 at 6:39 am Sibelius’s Third used to be one of his most popular in our country. Robert Layton said it was broadcast almost every week in the post war years. So why is it a step child of the cycle today? It beats me. The first work I heard by Sibelius at my school I fell in love with the different sound . It as simple as that. Thanks to maestro Elder for reviving it tonight on R3. He joins with Colin Davis in believing in this special work which can bring such joy to people who avoid Sibelius or simply don’t know it Rather than being the “transitional” work so often mentioned it is , in fact, a work of tremendous importance in allowing Sibelius to move away from the “National Romanticism” of the earlier works towards a new world of discovery towards a symphonic form that inspires so many modern composers. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.