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Hakola & Hosokawa: Guitar Concertos

Timo Korhonen, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali

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Guitar Concerto  
1
I. Allegro brillante
Kimmo Hakola; Timo Korhonen; Oulu Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali
10:05
2
II. Adio. Amoroso
Kimmo Hakola; Timo Korhonen; Oulu Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali
13:22
3
III. Ghetto. Allegro, quasi cadenza
Kimmo Hakola; Timo Korhonen; Oulu Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali
13:51
4
Voyage IX, "Awakening"
Toshio Hosokawa; Timo Korhonen; Oulu Symphony Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali
15:48
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.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – 2xHD - Ondine Studio Masters

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analogue from the original DXD master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analogue signal is then sent through a high end tube preamplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the MSB Platinum Studio ADC plus. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.

DSD and 192 kHz / 24-bit versions are separately generated, directly from the analogue signal.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive producer: André Perry

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