John STorgards Archive
ROLF WALLIN: “Manyworlds” = Fisher King for trumpet and orchestra; Id for large orchestra; Manyworlds – Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet/Bergen Philharmonic Orch./ John Storgårds – Ondine CD + Video Blu-ray
Very interesting works that do require some careful listening.
KALVEVI AHO: Concerto for Theremin & Chamber Orch., “Eight Seasons”; Concerto for Horn & Chamber Orch. – Carolina Eyck, theremin/ Annu Salminen, horn/ Lapland Ch. Orch./ John Storgards – BIS
There are few theremin concertos, so this SACD is of top interest to fans of the no-touching electronic instrument.
Complex and fascinating wind music twinkles like the northern lights.
Vagn Holmboe’s three chamber symphonies show the evolution of his symphonic thinking over the course of twenty years.
“In Memoriam Pehr Henrik Nordgren” = NORDGREN: Concerto for Sax Quartet and Strings; ARVO PART: Fratres; ASKELLMASSON: Quatrain; KALEVO AHO: In memorium Pehr Henrik Nordgren – Rascher Sax. Q./ Lapland Ch. Orch./John Storgards – Alba
A major concerto by the late Finnish composer, plus works in tribute to his memory.
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA: Cello Concerto No. 2; Modificata; Percussion Concerto – Truls Mørk, cello/Colin Currie, percussion/Helsinski Philharmonic Orch./John Storgårds – Ondine
Two sides of Rautavaara’s genius revealed.