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Kysmysten Kirja für Mezzo-Sopran & Kammerorchester;
Violakonzert

  • Künstler: Monica Groop, Anna Kreetta Gribajcevic, Herman Rechberger, Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, John Storgards
  • Label: BIS, DDD, 2007
  • Bestellnummer: 5507407
  • Erscheinungstermin: 24.3.2009

Ksymysten kirja (The book of questions) (Suite für Mezzosopran und Kammerorchester) (2006)

  1. 1 1. If I just had Start
  2. 2 2. The rose's apparel Start
  3. 3 3. A mermaid's tears Start
  4. 4 4. Where does the rainbow end? Start
  5. 5 5. The woman in the dream Start
  6. 6 6. What meaning? Start
  7. 7 7. When my childhood died Start
  8. 8 8. The tunnel Start
  9. 9 9. When I see the sea Start
  10. 10 10. The flowering apple tree Start
  11. 11 11. Butterflies Start

Konzert für Viola und Kammerorchester (2006)

  1. 12 1. Viertel = 58 Start
  2. 13 2. Presto Start
  3. 14 3. Viertel = 76 Start
  4. 15 4. Cadenza Start
  5. 16 5. Allegretto Start

Sinfonie Nr. 14 "Rituaaleja (Rituals)"

  1. 17 1. Incantation 1: Zeal Start
  2. 18 2. Interlude 1 Start
  3. 19 3. Incantation 2: Yearning and fury Start
  4. 20 4. Procession Start
  5. 21 5. Interlude 2 Start
  6. 22 6. Incantation 3: Mantra of the ending Start

Produktinfo

In 2003 Kalevi Aho received the unusual commission of composing a complete concert programme. The composer's ambition was to devise a great ‘metasymphony’ in which each work should also be suitable for performance individually, and in his liner notes Aho relates the special difficulties involved in such a project. From the start he knew that the concert would culminate with a newly written symphony, and different circumstances then led him to choose to let the concert open with a song cycle, and continue with a concerto for viola. Aho also decided to compose the pieces in the order they would appear in the concert, and the next piece in the puzzle came when he encountered a Finnish translation of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's posthumous collection The Book of Questions. The poems included are made up exclusively of questions, of which Aho has chosen a number, combining them into eleven sets to be performed without a break. The result is Kysymysten kirja, a meditative, philosophical song cycle, which in concert leads immediately into the Viola Concerto, Aho's first for this instrument. The concert ends with Symphony No. 14 ‘Rituals’, scored for sixteen string players, wind quintet and two percussionists. Such small forces form a striking contrast to the monumental score of the composer's Twelfth Symphony ‘Luosto’ [BIS-SACD-1676], but it is nevertheless a highly colourful work, in which an important part is played by the darabuka and the djembe, hand drums of Arabic and African origin respectively. Kalevi Aho, who this year celebrates his 60th birthday, is increasingly recognized as one of today's leading orchestral composers, not least through a number of critically acclaimed recordings on BIS. In 1999 his Seventh Symphony was hailed as ‘one one of our century's great orchestral scores’ in American Record Guide, while International Record Guide described the recently released Twelfth Symphony as ‘music of such graphic impact and visually arresting imagery that it feels as though you could reach out and touch it’. That recording also featured John Storgårds and the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, who for this disc are joined by mezzo-soprano Monica Groop and Anna Kreetta Gribajcevic, viola.

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