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BBC Symphony Orchestra: Total Immersion Esa-Pekka Salonen

BBC Symphony Orchestra: Total Immersion Esa-Pekka Salonen

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Summary

The concluding concert of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Esa-Pekka Salonen Total Immersion day at the Barbican Hall on December 10th 2017 was devoted to Salonen's striking orchestral music. 'Wing on Wing', inspired by the striking architecture of Los Angeles's Disney Hall, weaves soprano voices with electronics, the sounds of fish, and the voice of architect Frank O Gehry. While 'Karawane' sets a Dadaist text by Hugo Ball for which the BBC Symphony Chorus joined the orchestra. Prepare for a sound-world sensuous, beguiling and often unashamedly beautiful. Presented by Andrew McGregor, recorded at the Barbican. Anu Komsi, Pia Komsi (sopranos), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo. Esa-Pekka Salonen: Gambit; Wing on Wing. 8.15 Interval. Including an interview with Esa-Pekka Salonen. 8.30 Esa-Pekka Salonen: Mimo II; Salone: Karawane.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Andrew McGregor
Music