Oslo Philharmonic / Klaus Mäkelä

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 5 – Hamburg International Music Festival

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Back to the future

Jean Sibelius spent a long time brooding over the plans for his Fifth Symphony. But then he heard the song of no fewer than 16 swans in summer 1915, and suddenly found the solution. The Finnish composer made use of this natural spectacle straight away for the heavenly »Hymn of the Swans« in the finale of his Fifth, with which the Oslo Philharmonic and its new chief conductor Klaus Mäkelä round off their concert cycle of the complete Sibelius symphonies. In addition to the Fifth, the programme includes the neo-classicistic Third Symphony of 1907.


Oslo Philharmonic

conductor Klaus Mäkelä


Jean Sibelius
Sinfonie Nr. 3 C-Dur op. 52

- Interval -

Jean Sibelius
Sinfonie Nr. 5 Es-Dur op. 82

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

Estimated end time



Elbphilharmonie Abo 5


Hamburg International Music Festival


Klaus Mäkelä Conducts Jean Sibelius

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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Elbphilharmonie Plaza

A public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie

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