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Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia

A typically stimulating and adventurous Salonen programme, from the exoticism of Debussy and Ravel, via Respighi's Pines of Rome, to Berio's Folk Songs and Franco Donatoni's ESA.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a typically stimulating and adventurous concert. The sultry and exotic suffuses both the Spain of Debussy's Ibéria and the Asia of Ravel's set of three songs, Shéhérazade. Respighi's Pines of Rome weaves an evocative scenic spell ending in ancient Rome, and two later 20th century Italians complete the evening. Berio's Folk Songs traverse the globe, from the US to Azerbaijan but most personal to Salonen is Donatoni's final work ESA, named after and dedicated to him by the composer.

Presented by Martin Handley, live from the Royal Festival Hall.

Debussy: Ibéria
Berio: Folk Songs
Marianne Crebassa (mezzo soprano)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

8.25pm
Interval Music (from CD)
Stravinsky: Octet
London Sinfonietta
Esa‐Pekka Salonen (conductor)
Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera
Marianne Crebassa (mezzo soprano), Fazil Say (piano)

8.45pm
Franco Donatoni: ESA (In cauda V)
Ravel: Shéhérazade
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Marianne Crebassa (mezzo soprano)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Iberia

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Luciano Berio

    Folk Songs

    Performer: Marianne Crebassa. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Octet for wind instruments

    Ensemble: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera, M. 51

    Performer: Fazil Say. Singer: Marianne Crebassa.
    • Secrets.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 10.
  • Franco Donatoni

    ESA (In cauda V)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Sheherazade

    Performer: Marianne Crebassa. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Pines of Rome

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
  • Robin Holloway

    Gilded Goldbergs

    Ensemble: The Micallef-Inanga Piano Duo.

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