Rautavaara: Modificata, Towards the Horizon & Incantations

Ondine: ODE11782

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Rautavaara: Modificata, Towards the Horizon & Incantations

Awards:

Gramophone Awards 2012

Best of Category - Contemporary

Gramophone Magazine

Disc of the Month - April 2012

Label:

Ondine

Catalogue No:

ODE11782

Discs:

1

Release date:

27th Feb 2012

Barcode:

0761195117828

Length:

62 minutes

Medium:

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Rautavaara: Modificata, Towards the Horizon & Incantations

World Première Recordings


Rautavaara:

Cello Concerto No. 2 'Towards the Horizon'

Truls Mørk (cello)

Modificata

Percussion Concerto 'Incantations'

Colin Currie (percussion)


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This new recording couples Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s latest concerto works with an orchestral piece from his early Modernist period (Modificata; 1957/2003)

The virtuoso Percussion Concerto Incantations (2008) features the Scottish percussion soloist Colin Currie, who is the dedicatee and première performer of this work. Currie wrote himself the virtuoso cadenza to the final movement.

Rautavaara’s Second Cello Concerto Towards the Horizon (2009) was written for cellist Truls Mørk and plays continuously in one 20-minute movement. Reviewing the premiere the Star Tribune noted that the composer “acknowledges a ‘taste for eternity’ and a vain of mysticsm runs through his work.”

Einojuhani Rautavaara is recognized as one of the most notable Finnish composers after Jean Sibelius. His recordings on Ondine have been bestsellers and garnered numerous awards (including a recent GRAMMY nomination for his opera Kaivos).

Under their chief conductor John Storgårds, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra builds on long-time pedigrees of performing their compatriot’s music.

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Cello Concerto No. 2, "Towards the Horizon"

I. Theme

II. Variations of the theme

III. Finale

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Modificata

I. Praevariata

II. Meditatio

III. Affectio

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Percussion Concerto, "Incantations"

I. Pesante

II. Espressivo

III. Animato (cadenza by C. Currie)

BBC Music Magazine

May 2012

****

“A late and lush harvest of works by octogenarian Einojuhani Rautavaara continues apace. Here we have eagerly awaited documentation of his two latest neo-Romantic concertos, in beautifully recorded and definitive performances by the soloists who are their dedicatees.”

International Record Review

May 2012

“John Storgards and the Helsinki Philharmonic lay down a basic sound of Axminster luxury throughout the disc”

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