Discovered – first fragments of Sibelius's destroyed 8th symphonymain
My colleagues in Helsinki are torn between exultation and tears. A scholar has found what looks like a draft of the eighth symphony that Sibelius destroyed, and the music has been rushed down to the new concert hall for an impromptu performance.
Read all about it here in the English edition of Helsingin Sanomat, by Vesa Siren, and listen to three fragments on video (if the links work). The conductor is John Storgårds.
This could be the biggest musical discovery of the 21st century.