Works by Nielsen, Schumann and Sibelius, with Till Fellner on piano.
Though they were totally different, Sibelius had a profound admiration for Schumann’s ‘inexhaustible feeling for poetry’. That feeling of Schumann’s can be heard in the unrivalled intimacy of his Piano Concerto; Sibelius’s own poetry is more rugged, rooted in the Finnish countryside. A fine example is the finale of his Fifth, in which the music rises with the majesty of the beating wings of a wedge of swans: unforgettable.
Concert- and congress centre De Doelen is a world-acclaimed concert hall in the Mauritskwartier district in Rotterdam where around 600 concerts are given each year. In addition to classic concerts by orchestras including the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the concert calendar also features world music and jazz.