BSO Sessions: Love Letters


BSO Sessions: Season 1, Episode 14 – Love Letters

Premiere: Wednesday, February 10 at 8 pm

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Composers have written passionate love letters through their works for centuries. Learn about the love stories behind the music, including Wagner's Siegfried Idyll, a birthday present to his second wife; the fourth movement of Mahler's Symphony No. 5, a love poem to his wife; Elgar's Sospiri, a passionate piece dedicated to his long-time friend, violinist W.H. Reed; and Sibelius' Rakastava (The Lover), inspired by a Finnish poem about a muse. Members of the BSO share their personal love stories bound together by the Orchestra.

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
MAHLER Symphony No. 5, IV. Adagietto
ELGAR Sospiri
SIBELIUS Rakastava (The Lover)


Nicholas Hersh | Associate Conductor

Jonathan Rush | Assistant Conductor