Nicholas Collon & Jonas Silinskas
The 1990s Väinö Raitio renaissance swept the dust off many of the finest gems in Finnish orchestral literature, such as the colourful Waterspout that had been left to slumber for over half a century. The Trumpet Concerto by Mieczysław Weinberg is such a copious work that his colleague Shostakovich called it a Symphony for Trumpet and Orchestra. The soloist in this performance is the FRSO’s own ace trumpeter Jonas Silinskas. Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story recall 1950s Manhattan, Maurice Ravel’s La Valse Europe before the First World War.