Alphorn & Nordic Winds (LP) | Solo Musica SMLP264

Alphorn & Nordic Winds (LP)


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Label: Solo Musica

Cat No: SMLP264

Format: LP

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 29th September 2017



Eliana Burki (alphorn)
Karoliina Kantelinen (soprano)
paul taylor orCHestra


Paul Wegman Taylor


Alakotila, Timo


Kantelinen, Karolina

Karelian Echoes

Kurki-Suonio, Sanna

Nordic Winds

Rutti, Carl

Alphorn Concerto


Altes Guggisberg Lied (harm. HR Willisegger)


Eliana Burki (alphorn)
Karoliina Kantelinen (soprano)
paul taylor orCHestra


Paul Wegman Taylor


‘Starting in the summer of 1999, my personal luck in returning every summer to Jakobstad, Finland, became musical fortune as well. The invitation to guest direct the city orchestra, Jakobstads‘ Orkester, the following season, expanded my interest in Finnish music. Jenny Wilhelms, singer and band-leader of the group peppered the performances with „kulning“, the Swedish form of cow-calling using natural intervals in her highest coloratura voice. This reminded me of Swiss Alpine blessings, melodies, and the Alpine horn. The same year I also heard Hedningarna, whose singer was Sanna Kurki-Suonio, a Rune singing specialist. In 2013 Karoliina Kantelinen joined us with her multi-facetted expressive art, and her own songs to be adapted. In Eliana Burki I found a young adventuresome alphorn player, ready to perform classical scores as well as jazz, with that beautiful authentic sound.

‘In “Alphorn & Nordic Winds” string virtuosos with harp and percussion build a musical bridge from Switzerland to Finland. The composers and performers run a gamut of emotions and movements, a veritable fusion of classical, folk and jazz styles.’

– Paul Taylor

The paul taylor orCHestra was established in 2007 by Paul Wegman Taylor, Sirkka Varonen and Daniel Treyer. The ensemble is centred around a number of eminent professional string instrumentalists who, in collaboration with their conductor, set out to achieve a sound, that unostentatiously, pliably and sometimes even radically serves the original musical style and projects the character of each piece.

The paul taylor orCHestra aims to bridge the gap between different cultures and musical genres and focuses on exploring, in the broadest sense, the boundaries between classical and contemporary music, venturing as far as the poles of folk, jazz and pop.

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