Kalevi Aho - Symphony No.15, Double Bass Concerto, Minea
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Cat No: BIS1866
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 6th January 2014
ArtistsEero Munter (double bass)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
'My apotheosis of the dance' is how Kalevi Aho describes his Symphony No.15. With two dance movements and rhythm a central element, the score calls for numerous percussion instruments, including non-Western ones such as bongos, darbuka, djembe and the riqq, an Arabian tambourine.
Non-Western music also played an important part during the creation of Minea, which references Indian ragas, Japanese shakuhachi music, Arabian rhythms and Eastern scales.
Aho explains that his aim has been to expand his own sound world with elements of other classical music cultures, and to try to view the Western musical tradition from other perspectives.
- Minea (Concertante Music for Orchestra)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Osmo Vänskä
- Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra
Eero Munter (double bass), Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Jaako Kuusisto
- Symphony No.15
Lahti Symphony Orchestra / Dima Slobodeniouk
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