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Prom 24 repeat: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts John Adams

Esa‐Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra and mezzo Marianne Crebassa with music by J.S. Bach arranged by Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel and John Adams.

Esa‐Pekka Salonen, Philharmonia Orchestra and mezzo Marianne Crebassa with music by Johann Sebastian Bach arranged by Stravinsky, Maurice Ravel and John Adams.

Presented by Andrew McGregor from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Johann Sebastian Bach: Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch, da komm, ich her', BWV 769 (arr. Stravinsky)
Maurice Ravel: Shéhérazade
John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music

Marianne Crebassa, mezzo-soprano
Philharmonia Voices
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa‐Pekka Salonen, conductor

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.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 2 in B flat major, Op 4 (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • Warner.

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