℗ 2005 Ondine
Released 2005
Duration 1h 15m 18s
Record Label Ondine
Catalogue No. ODE1064-5
Genre Classical (Orchestral)
 

Rautavaara: Book of Visions - Adagio Celeste - Symphony No. 1

National Orchestra of Belgium, Mikko Franck

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Symphony No. 1 (2003 version)  
1.1
I. Andante
Einojuhani Rautavaara; National Orchestra of Belgium; Mikko Franck
15:44
1.2
II. Poetico
Einojuhani Rautavaara; National Orchestra of Belgium; Mikko Franck
7:41
1.3
III. Allegro
Einojuhani Rautavaara; National Orchestra of Belgium; Mikko Franck
4:06
1.4
Adagio celeste
Einojuhani Rautavaara; National Orchestra of Belgium; Mikko Franck
7:31
Book of Visions  
1.5
I. A Tale of Night
Einojuhani Rautavaara; National Orchestra of Belgium; Mikko Franck
11:09
1.6
II. A Tale of Fire
Einojuhani Rautavaara; National Orchestra of Belgium; Mikko Franck
7:36
1.7
III. A Tale of Love
Einojuhani Rautavaara; National Orchestra of Belgium; Mikko Franck
10:09
1.8
IV. A Tale of Fate
Einojuhani Rautavaara; National Orchestra of Belgium; Mikko Franck
11:22
Digital Booklet
"... superbly played by this fine orchestra ... the sound is richly opulent, in the demonstration bracket for its superb recording of the strings." - The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music "... a stunning disc ... all that anyone could ask ... the sonics are fully up to the quality of the interpretations. A knockout, not to be missed!" - ClassicsToday.com "Four Stars ... one could hardly find more committed and thrilling performances of these works ... the National Orchestra of Belgium plays these selections with great panache and tonal splendor. Rautavaara’s orchestral virtuosity has found a master advocate in Mikko Franck ... captures the sound of the NOB in glorious hall-like ambience ... a terrific disc by a master symphonist, expertly performed and recorded. Highly recommended." - Audiophile Audition The National Orchestra of Belgium presents this world premiere recording of works by Einojuhani Rautavaara, one of the best known and most frequently performed Finnish composers. Conductor Mikko Franck leads the performances with great understanding and sensitivity; the audio quality has been highly praised by critics including a review in The Penguin Guide that called the album "demonstration" quality and a "superb recording."
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Ondine Studio Masters

Recorded at the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels 6/05 Recording Engineer: Manuel Mohino Digital editing and mixing: Enno Mäemets and Seppo Siirala Producer: Seppo Siirala Cover painting: Pekka Hepoluhta Artist photo: Heikki Tuuli (Rautavaara) Cover and inlay design: Cheri Tamminen Booklet Editor: Riitta Bergroth Executive Producer: Reijo Kiilunen
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-5.05
-10.93 to -0.63
-30.23
-36.71 to -25.74
16
13 to 18
1
I. Andante
-0.63-28.2717
2
II. Poetico
-6.01-34.0318
3
III. Allegro
-2.00-25.7415
4
Adagio celeste
-10.77-33.3313
5
I. A Tale of Night
-3.10-28.9316
6
II. A Tale of Fire
-3.59-27.0215
7
III. A Tale of Love
-10.93-36.7115
8
IV. A Tale of Fate
-3.36-27.7915

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