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The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra play 20th and 21st-century music including Strauss opera, a Bartok concerto, a rarely-heard Russian symphony and a world-premiere from its home.

Music from Richard Strauss's final opera provides the bookends for today's programme played by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. In-between there's 20th and 21st-century music including rarely-heard scores by Messiaen, Debussy and Miaskovsky. The orchestra's homeland contributes the soloist for Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto and music from the 1950's and a new work by a composer still in his 20's. Finnish choirs join the orchestra for music by Pärt, intriguingly based on a prelude by Bach. Presented by Katie Derham.

Richard Strauss: Prelude to Capriccio
Members of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Okko Kamu, conductor

2.10pm
Messiaen: Les Offrandes oubliées
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tugan Sokhiev, conductor

2.20pm
Debussy: 4 Symphonic Fragments (Le martyre de Saint Sébastien)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen, conductor

2.45pm
Bartok: Violin Concerto No.2
Elina Vähälä, violin
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tugan Sokhiev, conductor

3.25pm
Uuno Klami: The Song of Lake Kuujärvi
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor

3.45pm
Ville Matvejeff: Ad Astra
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jakub Hrusa, conductor

4.00pm
Miaskovsky: Symphony No.10 in F Minor
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Oliver Knussen, conductor

4.15pm
Pärt: Credo
EMO Ensemble
Kaamos Chamber Choir
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Andres Mustonen, conductor

4.30pm
Richard Strauss: Final Scene from Capriccio
Soile Isokoski, soprano
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Okko Kamu, conductor.

3 hours

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Fri 24 Sep 2010 14:00

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