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Sibelius: Tapiola, En Saga & 8 Songs

Sibelius: Tapiola, En Saga & 8 Songs


Sibelius:

Tapiola, Op. 112

En Saga, Op. 9

De bägge rosorna (The Two Roses), Op. 88 No. 2

Sippan (The Primrose), Op. 88 No. 4

Dold förening (Hidden Union), Op. 86 No. 3

Under strandens granar (Under the fir-trees) Op. 13 No. 1 (Runeberg)

Kyssens hopp, Op. 13 No. 2

Hennes budskap, Op. 90 No. 2 (Runeberg)

Men min fågel märks dock icke, Op. 36, No. 2

Jägargossen, Op. 13 No. 7 (Text: J.L. Runeberg)

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)


This new release by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu is an all-Sibelius programme featuring internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. The album includes two major tone poems by Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), Tapiola and En Saga, combined with a set of songs orchestrated by Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935) in 2015. Sibelius’ magnificent tone poem Tapiola, written shortly after the 7th Symphony, may be regarded as the culmination of a period that began with the Fifth Symphony, a period where Sibelius created music that grew organically out of tiny germs into huge processes. It was completed in 1926 and remained Sibelius’s last great orchestral work. In Tapiola, Sibelius appears to equate the primacy of nature with the value of art for its own sake, the unattainable truths of which remain uneroded by time or by the shifting ideals of mankind. Sibelius stated to his private secretary: “My inspiration for Tapiola came wholly from nature, or even more accurately from something inexpressible in words.” The genesis of En Saga, originally premiered in 1892, is also shrouded in mystery, and even later in life Sibelius was reluctant to go into any detail regarding its content. It is among Sibelius’ earliest orchestral works, and its original title in Swedish, En saga, refers to ancient Nordic tales of heroes and gods. Although En saga is among the most popular works by Sibelius today, the premiere of the work was not a success and Sibelius revised the score in 1902. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’s birth in 2015 composer Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935) orchestrated a cycle of songs for mezzosoprano Anne Sophie von Otter. This cycle of eight songs contains several less known songs in a cavalcade juxtaposing human emotions and innermost thoughts with the natural environment and experiences in nature. The recent recordings by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Hannu Lintu on Ondine have gathered excellent reviews in the international press.

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Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Piano Concerto No. 3

Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Piano Concerto No. 3


Beethoven:

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56

Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Tanja Tetzlaff (cello)

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37


Lars Vogt continues his cycle of Beethovens Piano Concertos with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. On this second volume, the recording also includes Beethovens Triple Concerto where Lars Vogt is joined together with his longtime artistic partners Christian Tetzlaff and Tanja Tetzlaff. Vogts recordings of chamber music with the trio have gathered astonishing reviews and recording awards, including a Grammy nomination for the recording of Brahms Piano Trios (ODE 1271-2D). Beethovens Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56 is a work radiant with joy, described by many as a concerto for piano trio and orchestra. The work, completed in 1803, has standed unrivaled in its genre. Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 is a slightly earlier work and it was premiered together with his Symphony No. 2 in a concert in 1804. It has been noted that the theme in the first movement of the concerto is possibly a quotation from Mozarts Piano Concerto No. 24 written in the same key, and the both works do ressemble each other in formal, rhythmic, and thematic aspects. C minor key is also a key in which Beethoven wrote many of his most important works, including the 5th Symphony, the Pathétique Sonata and Piano Sonata, Op. 111. Lars Vogt was appointed the first ever 'Pianist in Residence' by the Berlin Philharmonic in 2003/04 and enjoys a high profile as a soloist and chamber musician. His debut solo recording on Ondine with Bachs Goldberg Variations (ODE 1273-2) was released in August 2015 and has been a major critical success. The albums tracks have also been streamed online over 6 million times. Lars Vogt started his tenure as Music Director of the Royal Northern Sinfonia in September 2015. In June 2017 Lars Vogt was nominated for Gramophone's Artist of the Year 2017 Award.

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Ondine - ODE12972

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Olli Virtaperko: Romer's Gap

Olli Virtaperko: Romer's Gap


Virtaperko:

Ambrosian Delights

Joonatan Rautiola (knifonium)

Multikolor

Joonatan Rautiola (baritone saxophone)

Romers Gap

Perttu Kivilaakso (amplified cello)


Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Ville Matvejeff

This exciting new release of contemporary music includes three new concertos by Finnish composer Olli Virtaperko (b. 1973). The concertos are combining multiple styles from Baroque to prog jazz as well as different performance practices. Romers Gap is a concerto for electrically amplified cello featuring as soloist Perttu Kivilaakso, best known as lead cellist in the multi-million selling rock band Apocalyptica. Ambrosian Delights is a concerto for the knifonium, a vacuum-tube-based analogue synthesiser created by Jonte Knif. Multikolor, written for Joonatan Rautiola, is a single-movement work for baritone sax and small chamber orchestra. All three works are recorded by the Jyväskylä Sinfonia under conductor Ville Matvejeff. The three concertos on this album were written within a relatively short space of time, between 2013 and 2016. They reflect basic themes in my music in different ways, including my relationship to tradition and the problems of combining multiple, composer Olli Virtaperko describes in his liner notes, and continues: What links these three concertos is that the solo parts were customised according to the technical and expressive potential of the soloists who premiered and recorded them. I collaborated closely with the soloist in each case. - - The past four-year period has offered me a fascinating journey into new musical colours and the borderland between acoustic and amplified music with all the possibilities and challenges that this entails'. Olli Virtaperko has enjoyed a multi-faceted career. He studied composition, the Baroque cello and early music performance practice at the University of Edinburgh and at the Sibelius Academy, and on the other hand he was also a vocalist in one of Finlands most popular rock groups, Ultra Bra. Virtaperkos musical background feeds directly into his work as a composer, which includes heavy-duty solo concertos and orchestral works but also a number of works for Baroque and Renaissance period instruments and for his own early music group, Ensemble Ambrosius.

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Ondine - ODE13052

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 & Brahms: Haydn-Variations, Symphony No. 3

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 & Brahms: Haydn-Variations, Symphony No. 3


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Géza Anda (piano)

Brahms:

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Weber:

Euryanthe Overture


Following on from the last Knappertsbusch release of a programme of pure Beethoven featuring Backhaus and the Vienna Philharmonic dating from 1954, Orfeo's new album offers a recording of an entire concert performed in 1962. This recording features Geza Anda and the Cologne Radio Orchestra, one of the few concert orcehstras that Knappertsbusch conducted at the time apart from the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, and using the highly professional recording technology of Westdeutscher Rundfunk. The programme of this concert is again a Beethoven piano concerto, the passionate Third in C minor. The pianist Geza Anda, then aged 41, was the diametric opposite as a performer to the 74-year-old Hans knappertsbusch.

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Orfeo - C916172A

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'


The well-known 'classical' exception to the canon of ten Wagner works that can be performed on the Green Hill goes back to the master himself: it is of course Beethovens Ninth Symphony. The most famous recording of one of the rare Bayreuth performances of the symphony is of the legendary concert that reopened the Bayreuth Festival after the Second World War, in 1951, with Wilhelm Furtwängler on the rostrum. That recording was released for the first time, officially and uncut, by Orfeo in association with the Bayreuth Festival in 2008. In 1954, Furtwängler conducted the Ninth a second time. Much less well-known, and issued here for the first time in a live recording, is a performance conducted by Karl Böhm in 1963 to mark the 150th anniversary of Richard Wagners birth and the 80th anniversary of his death. Here we witness the emergence of a new musical generation. Böhm had made his Bayreuth debut the year before with Tristan, which he returned to in 1963, additionally taking over Meistersinger the following year and the Ring in 1965; he thus became one of the defining Bayreuth conductors of the 60s. Böhm chose a version with the orchestra retouched in places by Wagner himself and with a much strengthened choir of 217 singers. The performance is nevertheless poles apart from the pathos and impulsive exuberance of Furtwänglers interpretative style of the previous decade. Böhms conducting is extraordinarily concentrated, collected, rigorous in its forward impetus, and as a result liberating and, on another level, enthralling thanks in part also to a glittering quartet of soloists: Gundula Janowitz, Grace Bumbry, Jess Thomas and George London, some of the best voices at Bayreuth in those years.

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Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur

Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur


Colin Walsh (organ of Lincoln Cathedral)

Colin Walsh, the master of French music performs this live performance, together with La Banquet Celeste on the wonderful Willis organ of Lincoln Cathedral. This is the latest in a large range of CDs that Walsh has released for Priory.

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Priory - PRCD1194

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One


Tracklist:

1 THE KINGDOM

2 HÄR OCH DÄR

3 ISHTMUS

4 OCTOBER

5 PROMENAD

6 DUBBELMORAL

7 ELEVEN STEPS

8 DUBBELMORAL – reprise

9 THE STARS


Calle Rasmusson

Calle Rasmusson has been a part of the Swedish music scene since 2000. He has been active as a drummer,

composer and arranger with some of the most well known artists in Swedish jazz such as Rigmor Gustafsson,

Mathias Algotsson and Peter Asplund. He has also worked as an arranger and orchestrator with many

internationally acclaimed artists like Chaka Khan, Cory Henry, Lalah Hathaway and Ibrahim Maalouf. Calle has

helped many artists, orchestras and filmmakers realize their ideas by producing concerts, writing music for

commercials and music productions.

The time is here to present Calle Rasmusson’s first solo album – One

One is the result of two different projects:

The Roots Project, which was commissioned by the province of Halland, Sweden, was written by Calle for a tenpiece

ensemble that consisting of musicians with a close relationship to that region. The group did a tour in

January 2015 under Calle’s musical direction.

The Orchestra Project was meant to combine the freedom of a jazz piano trio with the rich textures of a

chamber orchestra. Based on a trio recording with Swedish pianist Adam Forkelid and bassist Kristian Lind,

Calle wrote arrangements and new music for chamber orchestra to be added on top of the original trio

recording. The orchestra is one of Calle’s favorite ensembles in Sweden – DalaSinfoniettan.

I’ve always been fascinated by the freedom of playing in a trio setting. For me, it’s the perfect sized group if you

as a musician want to create and shape the music in the moment. At the same time I’m very fascinated by the

sound and the energy that only a large ensemble can produce. The purpose of this project was to combine the

playfulness of the trio with the many textures of the orchestra. /Calle Rasmusson

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Prophone - PCD170

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Yuko Mabuchi Trio

Yuko Mabuchi Trio


Bareilles:

Seriously

Kaper:

On Green Dolphin Street

Lehman:

Valse Noire

Mabuchi:

Sona's Song

Nakamura, Hachidai:

Hazy Moon - Cherry Blossom - Look at the Sky

Porter, C:

Wake up and Dream

Rollins, Sonny:

St. Thomas


Yuko Mabuchi Trio

Yuko Mabuchi moved to the United States from her native Japan only recently, but when she plays American jazz she speaks the language perfectly. We love Yuko’s sense of rhythm and melody, and her improvising feels like she was born in Detroit or New York City. Her technique reminds one of some of Yuko’s music idols like Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock and Monty Alexander. But beyond her talent for traditional jazz, one can also hear flavors of American R&B, Hip-Hop and Blues, which Yuko loved as a teenager. This album’s associate producer and Yarlung special advisor Billy Mitchell describes Yuko’s playing as “funky from the heart,” and he means that as an enormous compliment. Yuko was born in Fukui, on the west coast of Japan, north of Kyoto. She studied classical music and the piano starting at age four, and continued her studies at the AN Music School in Kyoto, where she was a jazz piano student of Kunihiro Kameda. Yarlung first heard the Yuko Mabuchi Trio at Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood and offered to record their debut album the next day. This live concert recording session took place in Cammilleri Hall, the same concert venue designed by Yasuhisa Toyota, where Yarlung recorded Sophisticated Lady jazz quartet in 2014. Jazz pianist and educator Billy Mitchell served as associate producer.

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Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Vol. 1

Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Vol. 1


Beethoven:

Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 No. 1

Violin Sonata No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 12 No. 3

Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 No. 1

Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 No. 3


Chloë Hanslip (violin), Danny Driver (piano)

Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver are approaching the culmination of a complete Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle where each concert is both broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3, and recorded by Andrew Keener and Phil Rowlands for Rubicon. Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas represent the supreme challenge for a violin and piano duo, and the drama, visceral excitement and many intimate moments of these masterpieces is superbly captured in these live performances.

Chloë and Danny’s traversal of the ten sonatas concludes on 17 October, with Nos 9 ‘Kreutzer’ and 10, and both the BBC and Rubicon will be there to capture the moment. The Rubicon series will comprise three volumes to be released over the next year.

Chloë Hanslip has established herself as an artist of distinction on the international stage, performing in many of the world’s great venues with some of the greatest orchestras in the world, under conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Andrew Davis, Mariss Jansons, Paavo Järvi, Charles Dutoit, Michail Jurowski and Jeffrey Tate. She has recorded for Warner Classics and Hyperion and won an ECHO Klassik Award for Best Newcomer in 2003, and a Classical Brit in 2003 for best Young British Classical Performer. Her wide- ranging repertoire includes concertos by Schoeck, Adams, Brett Dean and Vieuxtemps, and sonatas by Bowen and Medtner.

The international acclaim that Danny Driver’s recordings and performances have generated over recent years has cemented his reputation as one of Britain’s most respected and versatile pianists. He has earned three Gramophone Award nominations, a National Public Radio Top 10 Award and Limelight Magazine’s Instrumental Recording of the Year 2014 Award for his recording of Handel’s Eight Great Suites.

Recitals feature prominently in his career: he has appeared regularly at the Wigmore Hall and in venues across Europe, Asia and North America, playing repertoire from Bach to Adès. His 2016-17 schedule included the Southbank’s International Piano Series, Music Toronto, the Salle Bourgie (Montreal), the Musée de l’Orangerie (Paris), and performances of Ligeti’s Piano Études across the USA and Japan. He returns to the Wigmore for a solo recital next March, broadcast on Radio 3.

As a chamber musician, Danny has appeared at the Australian Chamber Music Festival, Bard Music Festival and Stockholm’s Festival O/Modernt. He collaborates regularly with violinist Chloë Hanslip, including this their complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas (performed at Turner Sims Hall), and Wigmore Hall concerts together in coming seasons.

He has played concertos with orchestras all over the world including the OAE, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, as well as appearances at the BBC Proms, most recently with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Charles Dutoit. This season his RPO relationship continues with performances of Beethoven’s Concerto no.4.

Danny’s relationship with Hyperion Records has spawned an acclaimed discography of works by CPE Bach, Handel, Schumann, Balakirev and neglected British composers including York Bowen and Erik Chisholm. A second contribution to Hyperion’s epic Romantic Piano Concerto Series, featuring works by Amy Beach, Dorothy Howell and Cécile Chaminade with the BBCSSO, was released in March 2017.

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Jean-Michel Bernard Plays Lalo Schifrin

Jean-Michel Bernard Plays Lalo Schifrin


Jean-Michel Bernard

Composer, conductor, pianist, and jazz musician - Lalo Schifrin is a legend. He has written over 100 film scores including Mission: Impossible, Bullitt, Dirty Harry and Enter The Dragon, earning five Grammys and six Academy Award noms. For Lalo's 85th birthday, the French composer and pianist Jean-Michel Bernard assembled an amazing band in Paris and went on a musical adventure through Schifrin's catalog of classics. Lalo Schifrin himself sits in on piano for three pieces.

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Varese Sarabande - 3020675238

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