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Little-known music of all eras => New recordings => Topic started by: kyjo on September 18, 2012, 11:59:17 pm



Title: New Releases from Alba
Post by: kyjo on September 18, 2012, 11:59:17 pm
Here are two new/upcoming releases from Alba (besides the eagerly-awaited Merikanto Symphony 2) :):

-Nostalgia: Lyrical Finnish Music for Strings: includes short pieces by Kajanus, Sibelius, Jarnefelt, Melartin, Merikanto, Tram, Klami, Kaski, Madetoja, Ball, and Haapalainen (Central Ostrobothian Chamber Orchestra/Juha Kangas)

-Nordic Violin Music: Agnes Tschetschulin (1859-1942): Berceuse; Tor Aulin: Four Watercolors; Bengt Carlsen (1890-1953): Violin Sonata in E-flat minor (this should be an interesting piece!) (Anne Marie Astrom, violin; Sonja Fraki, piano; Emil Holmstrom, piano)


Title: Re: New Releases from Alba
Post by: tapiola on September 19, 2012, 05:01:43 am
I received the OCO disc on Friday. Beautifully done! The Merikanto Canzone and the Raitio pieces are world premieres. The Klami Sonatine was available only on a small private CD years ago.


Title: Re: New Releases from Alba
Post by: kyjo on September 19, 2012, 11:50:52 am
Glad to hear you enjoyed it, Tapiola :)!


Title: Re: New Releases from Alba
Post by: Leea25 on September 19, 2012, 01:44:34 pm
Very excited about the Nostalgia disk! String orchestra music is my favourite sort! :)

Bit disappointed with the contents - there are already recordings of many of those works, and a quick look through FIMIC will show that there are tons of short string orchestra pieces that could be recorded. Still, shouldn't complain :)

Lee