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Radion sinfoniaorkesteri

Sakari Oramo, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

Ernst Pingoud: The Faces of the Big City
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major Op. 19
Ralph Vaughan-Williams: Job

A nameless big city in the late 1930s: pounding beat, glaring neon lights, wicked jazz and strange instruments, night-time houses, hotbeds of sin. So decadent is Ernst Pingoud’s vision of city life in orchestral The Faces of a Big City. The first violin concerto by Serge Prokofiev is quite the opposite: the epitome of innocence. No one would ever guess it was composed amid the turmoil of the Russian Revolution.