Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, John Storgards – Kalevi Aho: Rituals (2009) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, John Storgårds – Kalevi Aho: Rituals (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:19:22 minutes | 671 MB | Genre: Classical
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In 2003 Kalevi Aho received the unusual commission of composing a complete concert programme. Kysymysten kirja, a meditative, philosophical song cycle using the 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 concert leads immediately into the Viola Concerto, and ends with Symphony No.14, ‘Rituals’, scored for sixteen string players, wind quintet and two percussionists.

Aho, who this year celebrates his 60th birthday, is increasingly recognized as one of today’s leading orchestral composers.

Tracklist:
Kalevi Aho (b.1949)
1. Kysymysten Kirja (The Book of Questions): I. Jos olenkin (If I Just Had) 02:57
2. Kysymysten Kirja (The Book of Questions): II. Ruusun asu (The Rose’s Apparel) 02:07
3. Kysymysten Kirja (The Book of Questions): III. Merenneitojen Kyynelet (A Mermaid’s Tears) 02:35
4. Kysymysten Kirja (The Book of Questions): IV. Minne paattyy sateenkaari? (Where Does the Rainbow End?) 03:06
5. Kysymysten Kirja (The Book of Questions): V. Nainen unessa (The Woman in the Dream) 01:00
6. Kysymysten Kirja (The Book of Questions): VI. Mita merkitysta? (What Meaning?) 01:57
7. Kysymysten Kirja (The Book of Questions): VII. Lapsuuteni Kuollessa (When my Childhood Died) 01:38
8. Kysymysten Kirja (The Book of Questions): VIII. Tunneli (The Tunnel) 01:41
9. Kysymysten Kirja (The Book of Questions): IX. Kun naen meren (When I See the Sea) 01:20
10. Kysymysten Kirja (The Book of Questions): X. Kukkiva omenapuu (The Flowering Apple Tree) 01:22
11. Kysymysten Kirja (The Book of Questions): XI. Perhoset (Butterflies) 04:40
12. Viola Concerto: I. quarter note = 58 05:19
13. Viola Concerto: II. Presto 03:36
14. Viola Concerto: III. quarter note = 76 05:11
15. Viola Concerto: IV. Cadenza 04:21
16. Viola Concerto: V. Allegretto 05:59
17. Symphony No. 14, “Rituaaleja” (Rituals): I. Loitsu I (Kiihko) (Incantation I (Zeal)) 10:53
18. Symphony No. 14, “Rituaaleja” (Rituals): II. Interludi (Interlude I) 02:08
19. Symphony No. 14, “Rituaaleja” (Rituals): III. Loitsu II (Kaiho ja vimma) (Incantation II (Yearning and Fury)) 04:55
20. Symphony No. 14, “Rituaaleja” (Rituals): IV. Kulkue (Procession) 06:19
21. Symphony No. 14, “Rituaaleja” (Rituals): V. Interludi II (Interlude II) 02:15
22. Symphony No. 14, “Rituaaleja” (Rituals): VI. Loitsu III (Lopetuksen mantra) (Incantation III (Mantra of the Ending)) 04:03

Personnel:
Monica Groop (mezzo-soprano)
Anna Kreetta Gribajcevic (viola)
Herman Rechberger (darabuka & djembe)
Chamber Orchestra of Lapland, John Storgårds

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