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Kalevi Aho: Symphony No. 15; Double Bass Concerto; Minea / Eero Munter, double bass

Audio Samples

>Aho, Kalevi : Minea, for orchestra
>Aho, Kalevi : Double Bass Concerto
>Aho, Kalevi : Symphony no 15

Album Summary

>Aho, Kalevi : Minea, for orchestra
>Aho, Kalevi : Double Bass Concerto
>Aho, Kalevi : Symphony no 15
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

  • Finnish composer Kalevi Aho has been an important musical presence in Finland since the late 1960's.
  • Mr. Aho composed Minea at the behest of conductor and noted Beethoven interpreter Osmo Vanska, who conducts the work herein.
  • Mr. Aho's fifteenth and latest symphony, heard here,utilizes an large array of western and non-western percussion instruments
  • The Lahti Symphony Orchestra has performed and recorded a large number of the composer's works.

MusicWeb International, 9th April 2014
I have only praise for the Lahti Symphony Orchestra displaying an unfailing instinct for Aho's turbulent sound-world of absorbing textures and enticing rhythms. Each conductor seems impeccably prepared and maintains a firm grip, securing alert and involving performances.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Kalevi Aho's Minea (2008) is described as "Concertante Music for Orchestra" and leads off this substantial program of recent works. The piece is a 19-minute globalist-style concerto for orchestra written for the Minnesota Orchestra. The Double Bass Concerto (2005) is in five continuous movements. Aho does a masterly job overcoming the hurdles. Symphony 15 (2009-10) is an absorbing 30- minute work in four movements; II and IV are dances, prompting the composer to call this his Dance Symphony. Aho's language is an advanced tonality with substantial harmonic stasis and occasional exotic influences. Performances and sound are exemplary.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland.



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Works Details

>Aho, Kalevi : Minea, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
  • Ensemble: Lahti Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 19 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2008

>Aho, Kalevi : Double Bass Concerto
  • Performer: Eero Munter (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Jaakko Kuusisto
  • Running Time: 27 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2005

>Aho, Kalevi : Symphony no 15
  • Conductor: Dima Slobodeniouk
  • Running Time: 30 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2009-2010