Evening Masterwork: Symphony No. 3 by Sibelius

Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957)

Symphony No. 3 in C, Op. 52 by Jean Sibelius

Evening Masterwork for November 13, 2019 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

The Symphony No. 3 in C by Jean Sibelius is a work that displays a newfound maturity in the composer’s work. It uses a leaner orchestration, it is emotionally restrained, and it is a departure from the Sibelius’s first two Romantically-flavored symphonies. Some believe this shift is due to an extended trip to Britain the composer took in 1905, and the symphony is even occasionally called the “English” Symphony.