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Proms 2017 Prom 24: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts John Adams

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Prom 24: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts John Adams
19:00 Wed 2 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Moving from the glowing, multi-layered textures of John Adams to Ravel’s sensuous exoticism and Stravinsky’s intricate neo-Classical counterpoint, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra showcase 20th- and 21st-century orchestral classics.
Moving from the glowing, multi-layered textures of John Adams to Ravel’s sensuous exoticism and Stravinsky’s intricate neo-Classical counterpoint, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra showcase 20th- and 21st-century orchestral classics.

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The celebrations of John Adams's 70th birthday continue with his Naive and Sentimental Music, conducted by its dedicatee, Esa-Pekka Salonen. A symphony in all but name, the work glows with multi-layered textures.

From meditative Minimalism to intricate counterpoint in Stravinsky’s Canonic Variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her' – a colourful ‘recomposition’ of Bach’s own chorale variations on the Lutheran hymn.

Rising French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa is the soloist in Ravel’s heady song-cycle Shéhérazade, an exotic musical fantasy of distant lands and forbidden love.

Image: Marianne Crebassa © Simon Fowler/Erato–Warner Classics

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