Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Formed 1927
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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1927
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Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Finnish: Radion sinfoniaorkesteri, Swedish: Radions symfoniorkester) is a Finnish orchestra based in Helsinki, and the orchestra of the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle). The orchestra primarily gives concerts at the Helsinki Music Centre. Primary funding comes from television licence fees from the Finnish population.

The ensemble was founded in 1927 as the Radio Orchestra with ten musicians, with Erkki Linko as its first conductor. Though never holding the title of chief conductor, Linko remained affiliated with the orchestra until 1952. Toivo Haapanen became the orchestra's first chief conductor in 1929 and held the post until his death in 1950. The orchestra performed mainly studio concerts for the first portion of its history. Until World War II, the orchestra gave only 20 public concerts, with freelance musicians to bolster the ranks.

After World War II, with the new Director General Hella Wuolijoki in place, the orchestra roster expanded to 50 musicians. In September 1947, the orchestra initiated a series of "Tuesday Concerts" at Helsinki Town Hall. The roster grew to 67 musicians by 1953. The orchestra's second chief conductor, Nils-Eric Fougstedt, served from 1950 until his death in 1961, and expanded the orchestra's repertoire. The third chief conductor, Paavo Berglund, had been a violinist in the orchestra 10 years prior to his 1961 accession to the chief conductorship. The ensemble had grown to 90 members in the 1970s, into a full symphony orchestra.

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Bernhard Crusell
Clarinet Concerto no 1 in E flat major, Op 1
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Clarinet Concerto no 1 in E flat major, Op 1
Toivo Kuula
South Ostrobothnian Suite No 2 Op 20
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South Ostrobothnian Suite No 2 Op 20
Bernhard Crusell
Sinfonia concertante in B flat major, Op 3
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Sinfonia concertante in B flat major, Op 3
Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Concerto no 2 in E flat major, Op 74
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Clarinet Concerto no 2 in E flat major, Op 74
Uuno Klami
Nummisuutarit (suite for orchestra)
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Nummisuutarit (suite for orchestra)
Väinö Raitio
Moonlight on Jupiter (Kuutamo Jupiteressa), Op 24
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Moonlight on Jupiter (Kuutamo Jupiteressa), Op 24
Uuno Klami
Sérénades joyeuses
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Sérénades joyeuses
Claude Debussy
Premiere rapsodie arr. for clarinet and orchestra (orig. clarinet and piano)
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Premiere rapsodie arr. for clarinet and orchestra (orig. clarinet and piano)
Ilmari Hannikainen
Piano Concerto, Op 7
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Piano Concerto, Op 7
Martin Wegelius
Rondo quasi Fantasia
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Rondo quasi Fantasia
Toivo Kuula
South Ostrobothnian Suite No 1 Op 9
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South Ostrobothnian Suite No 1 Op 9
Fredrik Pacius
Overture for Large Orchestra
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Overture for Large Orchestra
Armas Järnefelt
The Sound of Home
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The Sound of Home
Väinö Haapalainen
Lemminkainen Overture (1925)
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Lemminkainen Overture (1925)
Fredrik Pacius
Overture from the Hunt of King Charles (1852)
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Overture from the Hunt of King Charles (1852)
Selim Palmgren
Overture to Cinderella
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Overture to Cinderella
Jean Sibelius
Jordens sang (Song of the Earth), Op 93
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Jordens sang (Song of the Earth), Op 93
Toivo Kuula
Festive March Op 13
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Festive March Op 13
Franz Schubert
Symphony No 6 in C major, D.589
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Symphony No 6 in C major, D.589
Toivo Kuula
March of the Cudgelmen
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March of the Cudgelmen
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Dalila's aria: 'Mon coeur s'ouvre' (from "Samson et Dalila", Act 2 Scene 3)
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Dalila's aria: 'Mon coeur s'ouvre' (from "Samson et Dalila", Act 2 Scene 3)
Armas Järnefelt
Korsholma - Symphonic Poem
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Korsholma - Symphonic Poem
Esa‐Pekka Salonen
Language - 2nd movement of Foreign Bodies
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Language - 2nd movement of Foreign Bodies
Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Violin Concerto: I. Sonata
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Violin Concerto: I. Sonata
Toivo Kuula
Sorrow for cello and orchestra
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Sorrow for cello and orchestra
Uuno Klami
Kalevala Suite (Op. 23)
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Kalevala Suite (Op. 23)
Richard Strauss
Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat major
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Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat major
Aarre Merikanto
Scherzo for Orchestra
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Scherzo for Orchestra
Robert Kajanus
Finnish Rhapsody No 1
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Finnish Rhapsody No 1
Jean Sibelius
Lemminkainen's Return
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Lemminkainen's Return
Jean Sibelius
The Swan of Tuonela (Lemminkainen Suite)
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The Swan of Tuonela (Lemminkainen Suite)
Erkki Melartin
Lohdutus (Consolation)
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Lohdutus (Consolation)
Sulho Ranta
Finnish Folk Dances - suite for orchestra Op 51
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Finnish Folk Dances - suite for orchestra Op 51
Uuno Klami
Symphonie enfantine (Op.17) (1928)
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Symphonie enfantine (Op.17) (1928)
Leevi Madetoja
Overture, Op.7 (1911)
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Overture, Op.7 (1911)
Bernhard Crusell
The Little Slave Girl - concert suite for orchestra (1824)
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The Little Slave Girl - concert suite for orchestra (1824)
Väinö Raitio
Vesipatsas (Waterspout) - ballet music
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Vesipatsas (Waterspout) - ballet music
Modest Mussorgsky
A Night on the bare mountain, ed. Rimsky-Korsakov
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A Night on the bare mountain, ed. Rimsky-Korsakov
Erkki Melartin
Symphony No.6 (Op.100) [1924]
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Symphony No.6 (Op.100) [1924]
Jacques Ibert
Concerto for flute and orchestra
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Concerto for flute and orchestra
Jean Sibelius
Lemminkainen Suite: 4 Legends from the Kalevala for orchestra (Op 22)
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Lemminkainen Suite: 4 Legends from the Kalevala for orchestra (Op 22)
Ilmari Hannikainen
Rural Dances (Op.39a)
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Rural Dances (Op.39a)
Toivo Kuula
South Ostrobothnian Dances, Op.17 (excerpts)
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South Ostrobothnian Dances, Op.17 (excerpts)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2006: Prom 42
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Royal Albert Hall
2006-08-14T08:47:10
14
Aug
2006

Proms 2006: Prom 42

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2001: Prom 34
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ecc2mb
Royal Albert Hall
2001-08-15T08:47:10
15
Aug
2001

Proms 2001: Prom 34

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1997: Prom 30
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e332mb
Royal Albert Hall
1997-08-11T08:47:10
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Aug
1997

Proms 1997: Prom 30

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1991: Prom 26
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Royal Albert Hall
1991-08-10T08:47:10
10
Aug
1991

Proms 1991: Prom 26

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1991: Prom 25
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Royal Albert Hall
1991-08-09T08:47:10
9
Aug
1991

Proms 1991: Prom 25

Royal Albert Hall

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