Edge of Sound: Beyond Finlandia
The BBC Concert Orchestra under Stephen Bell with folk-pop group Varttina in a concert portraying Finnish myths and legends. Presented by Fiona Talkington and Tom Ravenscroft.
The BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Stephen Bell* join with Finnish folk-pop group Värttinä at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London to present a musical picture of Finland and its myths and legends. Presented by Fiona Talkington and Tom Ravenscroft.
Magnus Lindberg: Chorale
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of the Island
Värttinä: Syyllinen Syli (Faithless Arms)
Värttinä: Linnunmieli (A Bird's Mind); Lemmennosto (Love Spell); Emoton (Motherless)
Sibelius: Finlandia, Op 26
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Lintukoto (Isle of Bliss)
Värttinä: Meri (The Sea); Äijö (Old Man)
Mari Kaasinen; Susan Aho; Karoliina Kantelinen - vocals
Matti Kallio - accordion
Lassi Logren - fiddle
Matti Laitinen - guitar & bouzouki
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Stephen Bell*
Stephen Bell replaces Charles Hazlewood who has had to withdraw from this concert due to illness.