1 CD / Ondine / 2005-01-06Works: Joonas Kokkonen: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2; Opus Sonorum for orchestra
Conductors: Oramo, Sakari
Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Joonas Kokkonen (1921–1996) is considered "Finland's most significant composer after Sibelius" (American Record Guide). However, he still awaits discovery among many lovers of accessible contemp...continue...
2 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1996-11-30Works: Joonas Kokkonen: Symphony no 1; Symphony no 2; Symphony no 3; Opus Sonorum for orchestra; Symphony no 4; Sinfonia da Camera, for 12 strings; Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers: Gronroos, Walton; Isokoski, Soile; Sivonen, Ilkka
Conductors: Soderblom, Ulf; Vänskä, Osmo
Ensemble: ; Lahti Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / Ondine / 1992-11-30Works: Joonas Kokkonen: "... Durch einen Spiegel... ", for 12 strings & cembalo; Symphony no 1; Symphony no 4
Conductors: Berglund, Paavo
Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra members
"...Kokkonen's music is in Berglund's blood every bit as much as is Sibelius's, and he has around three decades of experience living with it on...continue...
1 CD / BIS (Sweden) / 1991-02-01Works: Joonas Kokkonen: Music for strings; The Hades of the Birds (Lintujen tuonela, laulusarja), song cycle for mezzo-soprano & orchestra; Symphony no 1
Performers: Groop, Monica [Mezzo-Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Soderblom, Ulf