BBC Symphony Orchestra
10 Dec 2017, Milton Court Concert Hall
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Total Immersion: Esa-Pekka Salonen BBC Singers perform Esa-Pekka Salonen

BBC Singers
BBC Singers perform Esa-Pekka Salonen
17:00 Sun 10 Dec 2017 Milton Court Concert Hall
Music by teacher and pupil, complementary but distinctive, sits side by side in this focus on the two major Finnish composers’ choral music.
Music by teacher and pupil, complementary but distinctive, sits side by side in this focus on the two major Finnish composers’ choral music.

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Music by teacher and pupil, complementary but distinctive, sits side by side in this focus on the two major Finnish composers’ choral music.

Einojuhani Rautavaara, who died in 2016, was one of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s teachers in Helsinki and this late-afternoon concert juxtaposes choral works by the two men. The conductor Nicholas Chalmers joins the BBC Singers for a programme of music set to texts that range from the Mass to Dante (2014’s Iri da iri). Rautavaara’s Our Joyful’st Feast sets English words with glorious results while his Missa a Capella (2011) builds on an earlier setting of the Credo from 1972. The concert opens with two songs setting the poetry of Ann Jäderlund, music of great sensuality that hearkens back to the counterpoint of Palestrina.