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The Finnish conductor Mikko Franck shows us the beauty of the music of his homeland with powerful imagery.

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: Ein finnischer Abend mit Mikko Franck
Radio France, Christophe Abramowitz

The archaic melodies of Jean Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony evoke associations with the austere beauty of the Finnish landscape – particularly in the finale, which was inspired by the sight of swans flying overhead. Esa­Pekka Salonen’s Karawane, in which – according to the composer – heavy animals “lost in time and space” move “through strange landscapes”, also has mystical strength. From Einojuhani Rautavaara, we will hear one of the best-known 20th-century settings of the requiem.

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara - A Requiem in Our Time for brass and percussion
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen - Caravan for choir and orchestra
  • Rundfunkchor Berlin Choir
  • Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E flat major op. 82
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Participating artists
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Mikko Franck
Berliner Philharmoniker
Philharmonie Berlin
Philharmonie Berlin
Philharmonie Berlin