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Hakola & Hosokawa: Guitar Concertos

Timo Korhonen, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali

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Guitar Concerto  
1.1
I. Allegro brillante
Kimmo Hakola; Timo Korhonen; Oulu Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali
10:05
1.2
II. Adio: Amoroso
Kimmo Hakola; Timo Korhonen; Oulu Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali
13:22
1.3
III. Ghetto: Allegro, quasi cadenza
Kimmo Hakola; Timo Korhonen; Oulu Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali
13:51
1.4
Voyage IX, "Awakening"
Toshio Hosokawa; Timo Korhonen; Oulu Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali
15:48
1.5
Blossoming II
Toshio Hosokawa; Oulu Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali
11:55
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:01
"The Oulu Symphony Orchestra are based just outside the Arctic Circle and consequently not so well known further south, but ought to be: their performances here are terrific."
- MusicWeb International

"The intensity of Hakola's response to the music compels attention through every bar of the (central) movement ... the Oulu Symphony Orchestra are on fine form throughout and Santtu-Matias Rouvali directs with assurance.”
- Gramophone

Critically acclaimed and award-winning guitarist Timo Korhonen and the Oulu Symphony Orchestra present world premiere recordings of two guitar concertos written especially for Korhonen, one by Kimmo Hakola and the other by Toshio Hosokawa. Hakola's work is a colourful exploration of themes connected to both medieval and modern southern Spain and northern Africa, while Hosokawa takes a more meditative approach as he searches for symbolic universal harmony.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Ondine Studio Masters

A 24-bit recording in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition)
Recordings: 22 - 25 October 2012, Madetoja Hall, Oulu, Finland
Recording producer: Seppo Siirala
Recording and mastering: Enno Mäemets – Editroom Oy
Executive producer: Reijo Kiilunen
Booklet editor: Elke Albrecht
Photos: Kaz Ishikawa (Toshio Hosokawa), Kaapo Kamu (Santtu-Matias Rouvali), Heikki Tuuli (Timo Korhonen), Saara Vuorjoki/Fimic (Kimmo Hakola)
Cover: Urban graffiti wall by Pavlo Maydan | Dreamstime.com
Design: Armand Alcazar

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