14: Interlude: Making of the Sibelius Symphonies (COE/Berglund, 1998) with Dougie Boyd
In this episode, Simon Mundy interviews the COE's former principal oboe, now conductor, Dougie Boyd, who was the instigator of the Sibelius Symphony Cycle with Paavo Berglund at the Helsinki Festival in 1998. Dougie shares the story of how it all started, looks back at the special relationship between the Orchestra and Paavo and goes through the Symphonies themselves and the progression from No.1 to No.7. The DVD/Blu-Ray set was released for the 10th anniversary of Paavo Berglund's death, in memory of the incredible friendship that existed between him and all of the COE musicians. "Paavo was universally loved" (Dougie Boyd).
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