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Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947): Symphonies 1 & 3; Okon Fuoko Suite / Helsinki PO, Storgards

Album Summary

>Madetoja, Leevi : Symphony no 1 in F major, Op. 29
>Madetoja, Leevi : Symphony no 3 in A major, Op. 55
>Madetoja, Leevi : Okon Fuoko, ballet, Op. 58
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

  • This recording completes Ondine's cycle of all the three Madetoja symphonies. The first, the Symphony No. 2, was released in January 2013.
  • A contemporary of Jean Sibelius, Leevi Madetoja's work reveals a merging of Ostrobothnia folk songs influences, French elegance and an elegiac nature.
  • John Storoerds has been Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of BBC Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012.

Expedition Audio Recommended
Madetoja was regarded to be one of the most important Finnish composers in the generation after Sibelius... Madetoja's symphonies can be described as of a late Romantic temperament, full of interesting rhythmic diversity, colorfully orchestrated, concisely structured and imbued with Scandinavian folk elements. They also tend toward a dark, somber atmosphere.... read more ...

MusicWeb International, 26th March 2014
Clearly Storgsrds is a maestro to watch...Storgsrds' scruff-of-the-neck readings should win new friends for composer and conductor alike.

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Recording information: Helsinki Music Centre (2013-04-19&2013-04-22_2013-).



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Works Details

>Madetoja, Leevi : Symphony no 1 in F major, Op. 29
  • Conductor: John Storgårds
  • Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Helsinki Music Centre (2013-04-19&2013-04-22_2013-)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1915-1916

>Madetoja, Leevi : Symphony no 3 in A major, Op. 55
  • Conductor: John Storgårds
  • Notes: Helsinki Music Centre (2013-04-19&2013-04-22_2013-)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1926

>Madetoja, Leevi : Okon Fuoko, ballet, Op. 58
  • Conductor: John Storgårds
  • Notes: Helsinki Music Centre (2013-04-19&2013-04-22_2013-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet