Sibelius symphony number 2 in D

The South Birmingham Sinfonia will be performing this symphony as part of the Winter 2014 series of concerts.

Sibelius's second symphony is one of the best known of his seven symphonies and was composed in 1901-2. Unlike some of his later symphonies it is framed in a traditional four-movement structure: a lively first movememt in sonata form is followed by a slow second movement and a scherzo which leads directly into a rousing finale. However, we also find Sibelius's inventive use of musical form to support the growth of the music from the very first tenative gestures to the final triumphant end.