Tapiola Sinfonietta: Beethoven VI
Klaus Mäkelä, conductor
Marko Ylönen, cello
Einar Englund: The White Reindeer, orchestral suite
Pēteris Vasks: Cello Concerto no. 2 ‘Klātbūtne’
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 ‘Pastoral’
Klaus Mäkelä describes the sixth concert in his Beethoven cycle as featuring three images of nature. The music written by Einar Englund to the film Valkoinen peura (The White Reindeer) evokes mystical Lapland, while the meditative Cello Concerto of Vasks, with Marko Ylönen as soloist, plumbs fundamental questions of existence and presence. Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony no. 6 is of course fully immersed in the natural environment.