Programme available shortly after the broadcast (3/12/2018) on BBC Radio 3
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)*
INTERVAL including an interview with Esa-Pekka Salonen
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.