The Finnish soprano Karita Mattila is a regular fixture at the Metropolitan Opera, having made her name in New York in roles such as Tosca and Salome. In this broadcast she joins music director Alan Gilbert in Beethoven's virtuosic aria Ah! Perfido and three songs by her countryman Jean Sibelius. Also featured is Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony and the Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 2 (“The Four Temperaments").