GSCC Member Event
Hidden GemsSibelius: Preludio & Snöfrid; Nielsen: Søvnen & Symphony No. 2 "The Four Temperaments"
Four rarely performed works celebrates the 150th birthdays of Scandinavian composers Sibelius and Nielsen. The North American premiere of Sibelius’ Preludio took place in Seattle in 1991; his evocative melodrama Snöfrid tells of a young man’s encounter with a magical female being. Nielsen’s Sleep begins and ends blissfully but its central section conjures up horrific nightmares, while his Symphony No. 2, inspired by a painting he encountered in a pub, illustrates humanity's four temperaments:.