Kalevi Aho – Chamber Symphonies Nos 1-3 – John-Edward Kelly, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Stefan Asbury, Jean-Jacques Kantorow (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1 kHz | Time – 55:34  | 506 MB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: April 2009 (Nos 1 & 2) and October 2005 (No. 3) at the Tapiola Concert Hall, Finland

The focus of Kalevi Aho’s output lies on large-scale orchestral works, and his work-list includes fifteen symphonies to date, composed between 1969 and 2010. Although the Finnish composer is famously lavish as an orchestrator, and often invites rare guests such as the heckelphone into his orchestra, the scores of Aho’s three chamber symphonies are much more economic in scale. Although composed for some twenty strings in all, they bear eloquent proof of the composer’s aim of exploiting to the full the expressive capabilities of a string orchestra. Consequently these works are highly demanding for the players, not because virtuosity has been an end in itself, but for reasons of maximum expressivity.

Tracklist:
Kavevi Aho (b. 1949)
1 Chamber Symphony No. 1 13:13
Chamber Symphony No. 2
2 I. — – 7:41
3 II. — 3:29
4 III. Furioso 4:55
Chamber Symphony No. 3
5 I. … jaatyivat umpeen levottomat vedet (… frozen are the restless waters) 7:13
6 II. … ah, olen kuullut villihanhien huudot (… oh, I have heard the wild geese calling) – 5:52
7 III. … pitkat yot sulavat (… the long nights are melting) 7:25
8 IV. … soutaa avomerta pain tulipunainen laiva (… towards the open sea rows a fire-red boat) 5:46

Personnel:
John-Edward Kelly alto saxophone [Chamber Symphony No. 3] Tapiola Sinfonietta
Stefan Asbury conductor [Nos 1 & 2] Jean-Jacques Kantorow conductor [No. 3]

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