Helsinki Philharmonic and RTE National Symphony
Rautavaara's Cello Concerto No 2 'Towards the Horizon' from Helsinki, and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola from the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin.
Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara's second cello concerto, entitled Towards the Horizon, was his last concerto before his death in 2016. It's a lush, lyrical work, with dreamlike flights for the soloist - Marko Ylönen in this Helsinki performance. Then we head to Dublin for a work that showcases other string soloists - the violin and viola. Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in E flat is arguably the composer's first mature masterpiece, with its intensely impassioned slow movement and effervescent finale.
Presented by Kate Molleson.
Rautavaara: Towards the Horizon
Marko Ylönen (cello)
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Klaus Mäkelä (conductor)
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K364
Veronika Eberle (violin)
Amihai Grosz (viola)
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Nathalie Stutzmann (conductor)