‘Conflict and Triumph’ on Thursday, 20 February 2020 at 7.30pm at the BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff and on Friday, 21 February 2020 at 7.30pm at Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. This is part of BBC NOW 2019-20 Season.
With his cello concerto, Dvořák is looking back at life well lived, full of joy but also of deep loss. Sibelius is at the beginning of his career, looking ahead and forging a new symphonic sound. Both works are defined by their strong sense of conflict, where the final triumphs are hard won – and are all the more uplifting for that.
- Antonín Dvořák
Cello Concerto in B minor
- Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 2 in D major
Anu Tali, conductor
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Source and further information BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales