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Kalevi Aho - Concertos for Violin and for Cello

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2466 SACD
Release date2023-02-03
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time63:38

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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Extra material for download
  Composer: Aho, Kalevi
  Violin Concerto No. 2 32:03
01 I. Allegro 12:12 $ 2.93 USD
02 II. Adagio 11:00 $ 2.64 USD
03 III. Vivace, leggiero 08:51 $ 2.12 USD
  Cello Concerto No. 2 30:49
04 I. Berceuse 07:11 $ 1.72 USD
05 II. Presto 05:42 $ 1.37 USD
06 III. Adagio 07:37 $ 1.83 USD
07 IV. Allegretto 03:47 $ 0.91 USD
08 V. Epilogue 06:32 $ 1.57 USD
  Album total 63:38
ComposerAho, Kalevi
ViolinVähälä, Elina
OrchestraKymi Sinfonietta
ConductorElts, Olari
CelloRoozeman, Jonathan

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