1 CD / Ondine / 1999-01-28Works: Peteris Vasks: Symphony no 2; Tala gaisma (Distant Light), concerto for violin & string orchestra
Performers: Storgards, John [Conductor, Violin]
Conductors: Storgårds, John; Kangas, Juha
Ensemble: ; Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Vasks Symphony No. 2 is a dramatic and powerful work. The first notes evoke the character of the 'Dies Irae' from Verdi's Requiem while other...continue...
2 CD / Ondine / 1997-04-09Works: Einojuhani Rautavaara: Pelimannit (The Fiddlers), for strings (arranged from piano version); Divertimento for string orchestra; Suite for Strings (version of String Quartet no 1 with added bass part)...
Performers: Bister, Reija
Conductors: Kangas, Juha
Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
"At first hearing the range [of these works] seems immense... The more one listens, though, the easier it is to chart the development of a...continue...