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Nieminen: Palomar, Through shadows I can hear ancient voices, etc / Gallois, Raasakka, et al

Album Summary

>Nieminen, Kai : Concerto for flute & orchestra ("Palomar")
>Nieminen, Kai : Concerto for clarinet & orchestra ("Through Shadows I Can Hear Ancient Voices")
>Nieminen, Kai : Vicoli in ombra ("Alleys in Twilight"), for orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The music of Finnish composer Kai Nieminen does not conform to any "isms". He remarks: "I feel like I am a painter in music, who having seen or experienced something attempts to give that something a shape in music." The flute concerto 'Palomar' was written for Patrick Gallois, soloist and conductor on this disc. The clarinet concerto 'Through Shadows I Can Hear Ancient Voices' was inspired by the Italian Antonio Tabucchi's novel 'Notturno indiano'. In 'Vicoli in ombra' we meander through the misty alleys of Rome, encountering strangers.



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Works Details

>Nieminen, Kai : Concerto for flute & orchestra ("Palomar")
  • Performer: Patrick Gallois (Flute)
  • Conductor: Patrick Gallois
  • Ensemble: Jyväskylä Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 22 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Nieminen, Kai : Concerto for clarinet & orchestra ("Through Shadows I Can Hear Ancient Voices")
  • Performer: Mikko Raasakka (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Patrick Gallois
  • Ensemble: Jyväskylä Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 8 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Nieminen, Kai : Vicoli in ombra ("Alleys in Twilight"), for orchestra
  • Performer: Mikko Raasakka (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Patrick Gallois
  • Ensemble: Jyväskylä Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 9 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995