Olli Virtaperko - Romer’s Gap: Three Concertos | Ondine ODE13052

Olli Virtaperko - Romer’s Gap: Three Concertos

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Label: Ondine

Cat No: ODE13052

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 13th October 2017

Contents

Artists

Perttu Kivilaakso (amplified cello)
Jonte Knif (knifonium)
Joonatan Rautiola (baritone saxophone)
Jyvaskyla Sinfonia

Conductor

Ville Matvejeff

Works

Virtaperko, Olli

Ambrosian Delights for knifonium and chamber orchestra
Multikolor for baritone saxophone and small chamber orchestra
Romer's Gap for amplified cello and sinfonietta

Artists

Perttu Kivilaakso (amplified cello)
Jonte Knif (knifonium)
Joonatan Rautiola (baritone saxophone)
Jyvaskyla Sinfonia

Conductor

Ville Matvejeff

About

This exciting new release of contemporary music includes three new concertos by Finnish composer Olli Virtaperko (b. 1973). The concertos combine multiple styles from Baroque to prog jazz as well as different performance practices. Romer’s Gap is a concerto for electrically amplified cello featuring as soloist Perttu Kivilaakso, best known as lead cellist in the multi-million selling rock band Apocalyptica. Ambrosian Delights is a concerto for the knifonium, a vacuum-tube-based analogue synthesiser created by Jonte Knif. Multikolor, written for Joonatan Rautiola, is a single-movement work for baritone sax and small chamber orchestra. All three works are recorded by the Jyväskylä Sinfonia under conductor Ville Matvejeff.

“The three concertos on this album were written within a relatively short space of time, between 2013 and 2016. They reflect basic themes in my music in different ways, including my relationship to tradition and the problems of combining multiple”, composer Olli Virtaperko describes in his liner notes, and continues: “What links these three concertos is that the solo parts were customised according to the technical and expressive potential of the soloists who premiered and recorded them. I collaborated closely with the soloist in each case. - - The past four-year period has offered me a fascinating journey into new musical colours and the borderland between acoustic and amplified music – with all the possibilities and challenges that this entails.”

Olli Virtaperko has enjoyed a multi-faceted career. He studied composition, the Baroque cello and early music performance practice at the University of Edinburgh and at the Sibelius Academy, and on the other hand he was also a vocalist in one of Finland’s most popular rock groups, Ultra Bra. Virtaperko’s musical background feeds directly into his work as a composer, which includes heavy-duty solo concertos and orchestral works but also a number of works for Baroque and Renaissance period instruments and for his own early music group, Ensemble Ambrosius.

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