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Kalevi Aho - Concertos for Violin and for Cello

Composer Kalevi Aho
Performer Jonathan Roozeman
Elina Vähälä
Kymi Sinfonietta
Olari Elts, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2466 SACD
EAN 7318599924663
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Feb 2023
Total time 63'38

Having broken off work on a second violin concerto in 2012, the prolific Finnish composer Kalevi Aho only returned to the project after being contacted by the violinist Elina Vähälä. While aware of the weight of tradition and eager to avoid the pitfalls of violinistic clichés, Aho nevertheless wrote a virtuoso work dominated by the soloist, who is offered many possibilities to realise her own interpretative conception. The orchestral part was specifically composed for the Kymi Sinfonietta with its sound in mind. &&&
With his second cello concerto, Aho also wanted to write a piece that orchestras of the size of a sinfonietta could include in their programmes. Here too the solo writing is particularly well suited to the instrument. The youngest winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, cellist Jonathan Roozeman takes on this work in five movements played without interruption and in the last section delivers a cadenza as unusual as it is clever. The Kymi Sinfonietta is conducted here by Olari Elts, a champion of contemporary Baltic composers.
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  Kalevi Aho
  Violin Concerto No. 2 32'03
01 I. Allegro 12'12
02 II. Adagio 11'00
03 III. Vivace, leggiero 8'51
  Cello Concerto No. 2 30'49
04 I. Berceuse 7'11
05 II. Presto 5'42
06 III. Adagio 7'37
07 IV. Allegretto 3'47
08 V. Epilogue 6'32
  Album total 63'38
ComposerAho, Kalevi
ViolinVähälä, Elina
OrchestraKymi Sinfonietta
ConductorElts, Olari
CelloRoozeman, Jonathan is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music. Terms and Conditions