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31 Jul 2017, Cadogan Hall
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Proms at ... Cadogan Hall, PCM 3: From the Kalevala to Kaustinen: Finnish Folk and Baroque Music
13:00 Mon 31 Jul 2017 Cadogan Hall
Finnish folk meets Baroque in a concert exploring song and dance. Finland’s greatest soprano Anu Komsi joins pioneering violinist Kreeta-Maria Kentala and her fellow musicians for music from traditional weddings songs to works by Corelli.
Finnish folk meets Baroque in a concert exploring song and dance. Finland’s greatest soprano Anu Komsi joins pioneering violinist Kreeta-Maria Kentala and her fellow musicians for music from traditional weddings songs to works by Corelli.

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Finnish folk music meets familiar Baroque textures in a programme exploring two genres with a shared love of song and dance.

Soprano Anu Komsi and violinist Kreeta-Maria Kentala both have family roots in the folk-rich municipality of Kaustinen, Western Finland. They are joined by fellow boundary-crossing musicians for a whistle-stop journey through Finnish musical history encompassing the 16th-century Piae cantiones (the earliest printed book of Finnish music) and the 19th-century national folk epic, the Kalevala, which so inspired Sibelius.

The concert also features favourites by Corelli and other Baroque composers, as well as folk songs from Kaustinen and music by Kreeta Haapasalo (1813–93), who was born in the region.

There will be no interval

Image: Anu Komsi © Maarit Kytöharju

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