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Kalevi Aho (b.1949)

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Aho: Kiinalaisia lauluja & Symphony No. 4

Aho: Kiinalaisia lauluja & Symphony No. 4


Aho:

Kiinalaisia lauluja (Chinese Songs)

Symphony No. 4


Tiina Vahevaara (soprano)

Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä

“The Chinese Songs...are a set of six which evoke Chinese musical idioms and scales without reaching condescension or that cutesy orientalism which western composers so often fall into...The Symphony No. 4, by contrast, is a monumental, melancholic, almost reverential work...More or less every performance in the BIS Aho series is outstanding.” MusicWeb International, 2nd May 2014

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BIS - BISCD1066

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Aho: Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet, etc.

Aho:

Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet

Jukka hirvikangas (ob)

Seven Inventions and Postlude for oboe and cello

Jukka hirvikangas (ob), Ilkka Palli (cello)

Quintet for flute, oboe, violin, viola and cello


Sinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble

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BIS - BISCD1036

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Aho: Symphonic Dances 'Hommage à Uuno Klami', etc.

Aho:

Symphonic Dances 'Hommage à Uuno Klami'

Symphony No. 11 for six percussionists & orchestra


“a superb coupling of two strongly communicative contemporary works…which demonstrate Aho’s comprehensive mastery of rhythm, timbre and drama”. Gramophone

“Aho's Symphonic Dances (2001) bear the subtitle 'Hommage à Uuno Klami' – and therein lies the clue to the work's genesis. Klami (1900- 1961), one of the leading Finnish composers of the last century, had high hopes for his largescale, Kalevala-inspired ballet Pyrörteitä, but by the time of his death had managed to orchestrate only the second of its three acts. Aho orchestrated Act 1 in 1988. During 2000, no material having come to light for the final act, he embarked on completing Klami's magnumopus, bolstered by the prospect of a production at the Finnish National Ballet. In the event, that belated premiere never materialised, and it was left to Osmo Vänskä and the Lahti SO to champion Aho's 'Third Act' in the concert hall. A thoroughly approachable, 27-minute creation of exhilarating drive and colour, its four movements take their names from Klami's original synopsis. It's stunningly well served here by artists and production crew alike.
Symphony No 11 is almost as rewarding. It grew out of a commission for an orchestral work involving the Kroumata Percussion Ensemble, and is cast in three movements, the last of which distils a wondrous stillness and inner calm. It also serves as a perfect foil to the first two movements, both of which demonstrate Aho's comprehensive mastery of rhythm, timbre and drama. Again, the performance is a definitive one and BIS's engineering breathtaking in its realism.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - July 2004

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BIS - BISCD1336

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Aho: Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto & Hiljaisuus

Aho: Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto & Hiljaisuus


Aho:

Symphony No. 1

Hiljaisuus (Silence)

Violin Concerto

Manfred Gräsbeck (violin)


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BIS - BISCD396

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Aho: Symphony No. 10 & Syvien vesien juhla

Aho: Symphony No. 10 & Syvien vesien juhla


Aho:

Symphony No. 10

Syvien vesien juhla - Rejoicing of hte Deep Waters, fantasy for orchestra


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BIS - BISCD856

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Aho: Symphony No. 12 ‘Luosto Symphony’

Aho: Symphony No. 12 ‘Luosto Symphony’


Taina Piira (soprano), Aki Alamikkotervo (tenor) & Hannu Lehtonen (saxophone)

Lahti Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, John Storgårds

BIS releases the first recording on CD of Kalevi Aho’s Symphony No.12 - ‘Luosto’. It was written for a performance on the slopes of Mount Luosto in Finnish Lapland. It makes use of two orchestras, two vocal soloists and a number of brass players and percussionists placed at various distances from each other and the conductor, surrounding the audience. The primary inspiration for this four-movement work came from the natural surroundings and traditions of Lapland, and parts of it were composed during a bitterly cold spell in the solitude of a cottage at the foot of Orresokka, the mountain next to Luosto. The three-dimensional qualities written into the score makes it the perfect subject for a Surround Sound recording and during the recording sessions in the acclaimed acoustics of the Lahti Sibelius Hall, great pains were taken to recreate the set-up of the first performance. This took place in 2003, in front of – or rather around – an audience of over 2000 people, and became the starting point of ‘LuostoClassic’, an annual summer music festival which in 2008 features another performance of Aho’s symphony.

“Like Vaughan Williams's Seventh, Aho's Twelfth is a work of immediate effect yet needs time to make its full impact.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2008

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BIS - BISSACD1676

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Aho: Symphony No. 15

Aho: Symphony No. 15


Aho:

Minea (Concertante Music for Orchestra)

Osmo Vänskä

Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra

Eero Munter (double bass)

Jaako Kuusisto

Symphony No. 15

Dima Slobodeniouk


'My apotheosis of the dance' is how Kalevi Aho describes his Symphony No.15. With two dance movements and rhythm a central element, the score calls for numerous percussion instruments, including non-Western ones such as bongos, darbuka, djembe and the riqq, an Arabian tambourine. The composer's interest in non-Western music and instruments has been evident in several recent works, such as his Symphony No. 14 (recorded on BIS-1686) and Oboe Concerto (BIS-1876). It also played an important part during the creation of Minea, composed as a concert opener for the Minnesota Orchestra on the initiative of Osmo Vänskä, who also conducts the work here. Mentioning Indian ragas, Japanese shakuhachi music, Arabian rhythms and Eastern scales, Aho explains that his aim has been to expand his own sound world with elements of other classical music cultures, and to try to view the Western musical tradition from other perspectives. Minea and Symphony No.15 frame the composer's Concerto for Double Bass, composed in 2005 for Eero Munter. In order to be able to write idiomatically for the instrument, the composer borrowed a double bass, and as work on the piece progressed, he actually grew proficient enough to try out most of the solo part – albeit at a very slow tempo, as he freely admits! The concerto offers the opportunity to hear the solo instrument in highly unusual contexts, for instance in the two accompanied cadenzas – the first a pizzicato duet with the harp, and the second a trio with two percussionists. Throughout the disc we hear the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, which for more than 20 years has made a remarkable commitment to the composer, performing and recording a large number of his works. The orchestra is conducted by Jaakko Kuusisto and Dima Slobodeniouk, as well as by the above-mentioned Osmo Vänskä.

“I have only praise for the Lahti Symphony Orchestra displaying an unfailing instinct for Aho’s turbulent sound-world of absorbing textures and enticing rhythms. Each conductor seems impeccably prepared and maintains a firm grip, securing alert and involving performances.” MusicWeb International, 9th April 2014

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BIS - BIS1866

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Aho: Symphony No. 3 & Mussorgsky: Songs & Dances of Death

Aho: Symphony No. 3 & Mussorgsky: Songs & Dances of Death


Aho:

Symphony No. 3 (Sinfonia concertante) for violin and orchestra

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin)

Mussorgsky:

Songs and Dances of Death

(arranged and orchestrated by Kalevi Aho)

Matti Salminen (bass)


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BIS - BISCD1186

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Aho: Symphony No. 8 & Pergamon

Aho: Symphony No. 8 & Pergamon


Aho:

Symphony No. 8 for organ and orchestra

Pergamon für 4 Orchestergruppen, 4 Rezitatoren und Orgel (Text: Peter Weiss)


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BIS - BISCD646

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Aho: Symphony No. 9 & Cello Concerto

Aho: Symphony No. 9 & Cello Concerto


Aho:

Symphony No. 9 for trombone and orchestra

Christian Lindberg (trombone)

Concerto for cello and orchestra

Gary Hoffman (cello)


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BIS - BISCD706

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