This week sees the release of Thomas Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ debut commercial disc together on LINN Records. In celebration of Sibelius’ 150 anniversary year, they have recorded the composer’s second and seventh symphonies which makes for a natural and glorious pairing. Thomas and the orchestra are no strangers to Sibelius, having performed his fifth symphony to critical acclaim at the BBC Proms in 2014 and opening their 14/15 season with the second.
Thomas commented: “I’m thrilled we have had the opportunity to launch this very exciting recording with LINN Records. The orchestra and I share a common love of Sibelius and I’m proud that we are championing these symphonies during this special anniversary year. Watch this space – there’s more to come!”