London Philharmonic Orchestra 2022/23 SeasonSee More from Series
Tania León Stride
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1
Sibelius Lemminkäinen Suite
Dima Slobodeniouk conductor
Beatrice Rana piano
‘A mighty hero, in his veins the blood of ages … but alas, he had his failings.’ In Finnish myth, Lemminkäinen is a hero with a dark side: loving, hunting and challenging death itself. Sibelius retold his exploits in music that’s as colourful as a film score and as gripping as any fantasy epic – with the eerie Swan of Tuonela at its shadowy heart. The heroine at the centre of Tania León’s Stride, too, is someone ‘who did not take “no” for an answer’ – making it a wonderfully appropriate upbeat to the headlong energy of Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto, played by the dazzling Beatrice Rana.