Radio 3 in Concert

Radio 3 in Concert

17/05/2018

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Summary

To end their season, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra enter into Sibelius' world by inviting a quartet of Finnish folk musicians to Glasgow. Playing with the BBC SSO in a specially arranged piece of music, the Finnish folk musicians explore the themes that Sibelius would have heard, and has incorporated into, his Choral Symphony: Kullervo. Kullervo is one of his finest masterpieces in which Sibelius uses one of Finland's most ancient of poems: the Kalevala. It is a story of the tragedy of a young hero and a love more terrible than war. One of Scandinavia's finest choirs and two outstanding singers join the BBC SSO in Glasgow City Halls for this live broadcast conducted by Thomas Dausgaard. Presented by Jamie MacDougall. Timo Alakotila (harmonium), Taito Hoffren (vocals and shaman drum), Ilona Korhonen (vocals), Vilma Timonen (kantele), Helena Juntunen (soprano), Benjamin Appl (baritone), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Dausgaard.
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