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Composer: Rantala, Iiro (b. 1970)

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Year of birth1970
NationalityFinland
PeriodContemporary
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Fantastic Finnish tango by Kuusisto and Rantala at Robeco Zomerconcerten

Pekka Kuusisto  ©  Sonja Werner
“Finnish tango” are two words that you might not expect to see together, yet here we were on a Monday night in the Concertgebouw, listening to exactly that. Violinist Pekka Kuusisto was joined by Iiro Rantala in the third concert of his Robeco Zomerconcerten residency and together they delivered a high-energy performance that found itself somewhere in between jazz, tango and classical music.
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