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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)

INTERVAL

Sibelius: Finlandia, Op 26
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Lintukoto (Isle of Bliss)
Värttinä: Katariina
Värttinä: Meri (The Sea); Äijö (Old Man)

Värttinä:
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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Magnus Lindberg

    Lindberg: Chorale

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Stephen Bell.
  • Sibelius

    Lemminkainen 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

    Katariina

  • Värttinä

    Meri (The Sea); Aijo (Old Man)

  • Värttinä

    Leather Whips

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

Broadcast

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