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Rautavaara: Modificata - Incantations - Towards the Horizon

Colin Currie, Truls Mørk, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgårds

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Grammy nomination - Best Contemporary Classical Composition, 2012

"... very moving and highly personal statements by a composer whose work deserves better recognition ... Storgärds does an excellent job conducting and the Helsinki Philharmonic plays extraordinarily well ... a keeper."
- Fanfare

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Cello Concerto No. 2, 'Towards the Horizon'  
I. Theme -
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Truls Mørk; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
II. Variations of the theme -
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Truls Mørk; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
III. Finale
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Truls Mørk; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
I. Praevariata
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
II. Meditatio
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
III. Affectio
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
Percussion Concerto, 'Incantations'  
I. Pesante
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Colin Currie; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
II. Espressivo
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Colin Currie; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
III. Animato (cadenza by C. Currie)
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Colin Currie; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    62:16
"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

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.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz, 5.6448 MHz DSD  – 2xHD - Ondine Studio Masters

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2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

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