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Kalevi Aho - Solo, Vol. 1

Catalogue numberBIS-2446 SACD
Release date2021-07-02
Orig. sample rate96000Hz, 88200Hz (tr 3&6), 44100Hz (tr 7&8)
Total time78:03

Kalevi Aho is one of today’s most prolific composers of large-scale orchestral scores, including 17 symphonies and 32 concertos to date. Less well-known is the fact that he has also written chamber music, as well as an ever-expanding series of solo pieces – starting with Solo I for violin from 1975, the most recent in the series, for clavichord, is the 17th. Some of these pieces has originated as part of Aho’s preparations when composing a concerto for the instrument in question, while others have been written for competitions, including Solo III for flute and Solo IV for cello on the present disc.

This first volume of Solos gathers seven pieces in all, four of which have previously appeared as part of separate discs. Aho’s Solos share the characteristic that they pose great technical, interpretative and often also physical challenges to the performer. Most of those heard here are performed by the musicians for whom they were written, including Hiyoli Togawa (Solo XII), Piet Van Bockstal (Solo IX), Simon Reitmaier (Solo XIV) and Marie-Luise Neunecker (Solo X).
    File formats included in STUDIO QUALITY
    • FLAC 24-bit Stereo
    • FLAC 24-bit Surround 5.0
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
    File formats included in CD QUALITY | MP3
    • FLAC 16-bit Stereo
    • MP3 Stereo
$ 18.72
Extra material for download
01 Solo IV for cello 10:25 $ 2.55 USD
02 Solo XII - in memoriam EJR for viola 11:21 $ 2.78 USD
03 Solo IX for oboe 10:32 $ 2.57 USD
04 Solo XIV for clarinet 12:55 $ 3.15 USD
05 Solo V for bassoon 10:13 $ 2.50 USD
06 Solo X for horn 07:39 $ 1.89 USD
  Solo III for flute 13:06
07 I. Crotchet = 66 08:57 $ 2.16 USD
08 II. Presto 04:09 $ 1.12 USD
  Album total 78:03
CelloPeltonen, Samuli
ViolaTogawa, Hiyoli
OboeBockstal, Piet van
ClarinetReitmaier, Simon
BassoonSambeek, Bram van
HornNeunecker, Marie Luise
FluteBezaly, Sharon

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