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BBC Symphony Orchestra: Total Immersion Esa-Pekka Salonen

Total Immersion Esa-Pekka Salonen. Thrilling music by the Finnish composer performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by fellow Finn and friend Sakari Oramo.

Total Immersion Esa-Pekka Salonen. Thrilling music by the Finnish composer performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by fellow Finn and friend Sakari Oramo.

Recorded at the Barbican on Sunday 10th December 2017
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Gambit (1998)
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Wing on Wing (2004)*

8.15pm
INTERVAL including an interview with Esa-Pekka Salonen

8.30pm
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Mimo II (1992) +
Esa-Pekka Salonen Salone: Karawane** (2013-14)

*Anu Komsi & Pia Komsi (sopranos)
+ Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
** BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

The concluding concert of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Esa-Pekka Salonen Total Immersion day at the Barbican Hall on December 10th 2017 was devoted to Salonen's striking orchestral music. 'Wing on Wing', inspired by the striking architecture of Los Angeles's Disney Hall, weaves soprano voices with electronics, the sounds of fish, and the voice of architect Frank O Gehry. While 'Karawane' sets a Dadaist text by Hugo Ball for which the BBC Symphony Chorus joined the orchestra. Prepare for a sound-world sensuous, beguiling and often unashamedly beautiful.

2 hours, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Esa‐Pekka Salonen

    Gambit

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Esa‐Pekka Salonen

    Wing on Wing

    Singer: Anu Komsi. Singer: Piia Komsi. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Various Artists

    Procession

    Ensemble: BBC Proms Inspire Orchestra. Director: Paul Griffiths.
  • Esa‐Pekka Salonen

    Mimo II

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Esa‐Pekka Salonen

    Karawane

    Choir: BBC Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Earth Dances for orchestra

    Ensemble: Ensemble Modern Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.
  • Iannis Xenakis

    Diamorphoses

    • EL.

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