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Rautavaara: Modificata - Incantations (Percussion Concerto) - Towards the Horizon (Cello Concerto No. 2)

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

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Cello Concerto No. 2 "Towards the Horizon"  
1
I. Theme -
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Truls Mørk; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
4:06
2
II. Variations of the theme -
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Truls Mørk; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
8:38
3
III. Finale
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Truls Mørk; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
8:32
Modificata  
4
I. Praevariata
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Colin Currie; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
9:00
5
II. Meditatio
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Colin Currie; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
4:52
6
III. Affectio
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Colin Currie; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
3:24
Percussion Concerto "Incantations"  
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I. Pesante
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Colin Currie; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
8:09
8
II. Espressivo
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Colin Currie; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
8:52
9
III. Animato (cadenza by C. Currie)
Einojuhani Rautavaara; Colin Currie; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds
6:43
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    62:16
"Four Stars ... a late and lush harvest of works by octogenarian Einojuhani Rautavaara continues apace ... beautifully recorded and definitive performances by the soloists who are their dedicatees."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... it’s good to have this audible measure of the distance that Rautavaara has travelled over the course of his career ... the performances are excellent. Both concertos are performed by their dedicatees, while the Helsinki Philharmonic does its usual fine job. So do Ondine’s engineers. Very recommendable."
- ClassicsToday.com

These world premiere recordings combine two recent concertos from notable Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara with an orchestral piece from his early Modernist period. The Percussion Concerto "Incantations" features percussion soloist Colin Currie, to whom the work is dedicated and who himself wrote the virtuoso cadenza to the final movement. Rautavaara's Cello Concerto No. 2 "Towards the Horizon" was composed for cellist Truls Mørk who plays continuously in one 20-minute movement. Under chief conductor John Storgårds, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra builds on its long-time pedigree performing the music of a compatriot.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Ondine Studio Masters

A 24-bit recording in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition)
Recordings: Helsinki, Finlandia Hall, 15.1.2011 (Incantations), Music Centre,
10 – 12.8.2011
Executive Producer: Reijo Kiilunen
Recording Producer: Seppo Siirala
Recording Engineer: Enno Mäemets – Editroom Oy
Booklet Editor: Jean-Christophe Hausmann
Cover Painting: Pekka Hepoluhta
Photos: Einojuhani Rautavaara Private Collection (p. 2), Ken Reynolds (Truls Mørk), Sakari Viika (Einojuhani Rautavaara pp. 12 - 13), Marco Borggreve (Colin Currie), Heikki Tuuli (John Storgårds)
Design and Layout: Armand Alcazar

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