Helsenki Philharmonic Orchestra & John Storgards – Rautavaara: Modificata – Incantations – Towards the Horizon (2012/2016) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Helsenki Philharmonic Orchestra & John Storgards – Rautavaara: Modificata – Incantations – Towards the Horizon (2012/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 62:16 minutes | 2,08 GB | Genre: Classical
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This Grammy-nominated recording of world premieres comes with a long list of critical accolades and awards from around the world. The programme by the Helsinki Philarmonic Orchestra under John Storgårds couples Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s most recent concerto works with an orchestral piece from his early Modernist period, Modificata. Rautavaara’s cello concerto Towards the Horizon was written for cellist Truls Mørk and is performed continuously in one 20-minute movement.

“Four Stars … Best of the Year … the sound is lush and very picturesque … Colin Currie demonstrates again why he is one of the world’s great percussionists with a true sensitivity to modern music. The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor John Storgårds performs wonderfully.” – Audiophile Audition

“… a superb release with outstanding performances … superb recorded sound … these lushly scored and often beautiful works should appeal to anyone looking for attractive and accessible contemporary music … this very fine release fills important gaps in this composer’s generous discography.” – MusicWeb International

“Recording of the Month … (a) scintillating performance in a barnstorming account caught splendidly … superlative sound … Storgårds and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra give exemplary support in the big-boned textures of both concertos but also shine on their own … an immensely noteworthy issue …” – Gramophone

Cello Concerto No. 2, “Towards the Horizon”
1. I. Theme – 00:04:06
2. II. Variations of the theme – 00:08:38
3. III. Finale 00:08:32

4. I. Praevariata 00:09:00
5. II. Meditatio 00:04:52
6. III. Affectio 00:03:24

Percussion Concerto, “Incantations”
7. I. Pesante 00:08:09
8. II. Espressivo 00:08:52
9. III. Animato (cadenza by C. Currie) 00:06:43

Truls Mørk, cello
Colin Currie, percussion
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor