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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Finnish folk musicians, soloists and chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard play Sibelius and the folk music that inspired him.

To end their season, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra enter into Sibelius's world by inviting a quartet of Finnish folk musicians to Glasgow. Playing with the BBC SSO in a specially arranged piece of music, the Finnish folk musicians explore the themes that Sibelius would have heard, and has incorporated into, his Choral Symphony, Kullervo. Kullervo is one of his finest masterpieces in which Sibelius uses one of Finland's most ancient of poems, the Kalevala. It is a story of the tragedy of a young hero and a love more terrible than war. One of Scandinavia's finest choirs and two outstanding singers join the BBC SSO in the City Halls in Glasgow for this live broadcast conducted by their Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard.

Presented by Jamie MacDougall.

No interval.

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Timo Alakotila - Harmonium
Taito Hoffren - Vocals and Shaman Drum
Ilona Korhonen - Vocals
Vilma Timonen - Kantele
Helena Juntunen - Soprano
Benjamin Appl - Baritone
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Trad.

    Prelude with excerpts from Kullervo

    Music Arranger: Thomas Dausgaard. Music Arranger: Timo Alakotila. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Kullervo

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
  • Scott Joplin

    Elite Syncopations - Ballet Score

    Orchestra: Musicians from the Orchestra of the Royal Ballet. Conductor: Philip Gammon.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Jazz Suite No.2 Parts 1-4

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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