For Simon Rattle, Jean Sibelius is “one of the most staggeringly original composers that there is”. And indeed, this music has a unique musical language whose many beauties are particularly succinctly conveyed in Sibelius’s seven symphonies. There is sonorous warmth as much as there is austere Nordic folklore. Moreover, there is a conceptual boldness that takes the listener on exciting musical journeys of discovery. In 2015, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth, Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker presented the cycle live, which was met with unanimous delight by audiences and critics alike. “The Philharmoniker show that with them and Simon Rattle, Sibelius is in excellent hands,” wrote the Berliner Zeitung, “because the orchestra has that astringency and sheer power which is so important for this kind of music.”
Whether you are a professional producer or a first-time user, Evren Edler’s Sibelius 7 course will teach you everything you need to know to write classical, jazz, band, vocal, film, television music, and much more. Sibelius 7 is the latest generation of the world's top-selling music notation software and Professor Edler teaches from his own experience. He uses Sibelius in his daily music writing and covers program essentials as well as time-saving tips and tricks. Topics range from New Features, Entering Notes, Shortcuts, MIDI keyboard, and Exporting Songs. Professor Edler has 10+ years experience as a Los Angeles based television & film composer, producer, and performer. He also studied jazz composition in Europe, film scoring at UCLA, and bass guitar at the LA Music Academy.
Joshua Bell lights of the stage with this dazzling performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, the centerpiece of the Nobel Prize Concert in Stockholm in honour of the 2010 Nobel Laureates. Part of the official Nobel Week, this tribute concert opens with music by Beethoven that urgently evokes the spirit of freedom from tyranny. Closing the evening is a glowing account by Sakari Oramo and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic of Sibelius's monument to orchestral majesty, the titanic Fifth Symphony.