Kalevi Aho

Biography

Born: March 9, 1949; Forssa, Finland  
Aho is one of Finland's leading symphonists, having written 11 works in that genre. He studied composition with noted symphonist Einojuhani Rautavaara at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and then later with composer Boris Blacher in Berlin (1971 - 1972). Aho has since lectured at the University of Helsinki and served as a professor of composition at the Sibelius Academy. He is the composer-in-residence of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. His Read more earliest works include the string quartets written in 1967, 1970, and 1971, and a violin sonata of 1973. His first four symphonies (1969 - 1973) employ classical polyphony and have timbres suggesting the influence of Dmitry Shostakovich and Gustav Mahler. Symphony No. 11 was premiered by the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and the Kroumata Ensemble under the direction of Osmo Vänskä in March 2000. The orchestral work entitled The Rejoicing of the Deep Waters was premiered in September 1998. His works for the stage include a dramatic monologue for singer and chamber orchestra, entitled Avain/The Key, and his two-act opera Hyönteiselämää/Insect Life (1996). Aho's other works include concertos for violin, piano, and cello; various solo pieces; as well as orchestrations of other composers' works, such as his successful version of Modest Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death. Aho is also a noted writer. Read less
Aho: Works For Solo Piano / Sonja Fraki
Release Date: 03/10/2015   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 2106   Number of Discs: 1
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Kalevi Aho


MOST POPULAR WORKS
I. Ernte (Harvest)
II. Herbstverfarbung (Autumn Colours)
III. Schwarzer Schnee (Black Snow)
IV. Weihnachtsdunkelheit (Christmas Darkness)
V. Frostwinter (Winter Frost)
VI. Tragender Schnee (Crusted Snow)
VII. Eisschmelze (Melting of the Ice)
VIII. Mitternachtssonne (Midnight Sun)
I. Punainen aurinko (The Red Sun) (Text: Li Yu)
II. Miten taipuisa (How Pliant) (Text: Cho Wen-chun)
III. Kultainen lintuhiusneula (The Golden Bird Hairpin) (Text: Li Yu)
IV. Yolla, aivan paihdyksissa (At Night, Very Drunk) (Text: Li Ch' ing-chao)
V. Syksyn tuuli (The Wind of Autumn) (Text: Li Yu)
VI. Lumen keskella kevaan viesti (Amid the Snow, the Message of Spring) (Text: Li Ch' ing-chao)
I. quarter note = 69 - Poco meno mosso - Piu mosso - Presto - Meno mosso - Prestissimo
II. quarter note = 92 -Tranquillo assai - Cadenza - Presto leggierissimo - quarter note = 92 - Coda
Beginning
Bar 115
Quasi cadenza (bar 309)
Bar 363
Bar 520
I. Andante
II. Leggiero
III. Tempo di valse
I. Andante
II. quarter note = 138
III. Con tristezza
IV. quarter note = 72
V. Andante
VI. quarter note = 56
VII. quarter note = 58
Postludi
I. Ouverture
II. Parodie
III. Scherzo
IV. Cadenza
V. Finale
VI. Epilog
I. Moderato - Piu mosso - Prestissimo - Cadenza (Tempo rubato) - Allegretto
II. Prestissimo - Passionato - Allegretto grazioso - Cadenza
I. Largo - Vivace - Andante (- Allegro - Tranquillo)
II. Allegro marcato: Presto
III. Andante espressivo - Allegro (-Andante - Allegro - Prestissimo)
I. Kulkuri, loispistiainen jas sen toukka (The Tramp, the Parasitic Hymenopter and its Larva)
II. Perhoset (Perhosten foxtrot ja tango) (The Butterflies (The Foxtrot and Tango of the Butterflies))
III. Sittiaiset (Suru varaustetusta sontapallosta) (The Dung Beetles (Grief over the Stolen Ball of Dung))
IV. Heinasirkat (The Grasshoppers)
V. Muurahaiset (Muurahaisten tyomusiikki ja sotamarssit I ja II) (The Ants (The Working Music of the Ants and War Marches I and II))
VI. Paivankorennot tanssi ja kehtolaulu juoleille paivankorennoille (The Dayflies and Lullaby for the Dead Dayflies)
I. Andante - Vivace - Tempo I - Presto -
II. Adagio - Poco piu mosso - Appassionato - Poco meno mosso - Dotted quarter note = 80 - Quarter note = 120
III. Presto - Cadenza - Tempo I - Andantino - Tempo I
WORKS
I. Ernte (Harvest)
II. Herbstverfarbung (Autumn Colours)
III. Schwarzer Schnee (Black Snow)
IV. Weihnachtsdunkelheit (Christmas Darkness)
V. Frostwinter (Winter Frost)
VI. Tragender Schnee (Crusted Snow)
VII. Eisschmelze (Melting of the Ice)
VIII. Mitternachtssonne (Midnight Sun)
I. - -
II. -
III. Furioso
I. ... jaatyivat umpeen levottomat vedet (... frozen are the restless waters)
II. ... ah, olen kuullut villihanhien huudot (... oh, I have heard the wild geese calling) -
III. ... pitkat yot sulavat (... the long nights are melting)
IV. ... soutaa avomerta pain tulipunainen laiva (... towards the open sea rows a fire-red boat)
I. Punainen aurinko (The Red Sun) (Text: Li Yu)
II. Miten taipuisa (How Pliant) (Text: Cho Wen-chun)
III. Kultainen lintuhiusneula (The Golden Bird Hairpin) (Text: Li Yu)
IV. Yolla, aivan paihdyksissa (At Night, Very Drunk) (Text: Li Ch' ing-chao)
V. Syksyn tuuli (The Wind of Autumn) (Text: Li Yu)
VI. Lumen keskella kevaan viesti (Amid the Snow, the Message of Spring) (Text: Li Ch' ing-chao)
I. quarter note = 69 - Poco meno mosso - Piu mosso - Presto - Meno mosso - Prestissimo
II. quarter note = 92 -Tranquillo assai - Cadenza - Presto leggierissimo - quarter note = 92 - Coda
I. Tempestoso
II. Cadenza: Tranquillo
III. Vivace con brio
IV. Adagio mesto
V. Epilogo: Misterioso
I. Mesto
II. Presto
III. Misterioso
I. Moderato, Passionato
II. Cadenza I (Pizzicato)
III. Presto - Tranquillo - Presto
IV. Misterioso (Cadenza II)
V. Andante - Allegro ritmico
Beginning
Bar 115
Quasi cadenza (bar 309)
Bar 363
Bar 520
I. Lamento
II. Presto -
III. Interludium: Adagio -
IV. Cadenza -
V. Andante cantabile ?Çô Adagio
I. -
II. -
III. -
I. Andante
II. Allegro - Cadenza - Tempo I
III. Larghetto - Presto - Tempo I
I. quarter note = 58
II. Presto
III. quarter note = 76
IV. Cadenza
V. Allegretto
I. Andante
II. Leggiero
III. Tempo di valse
No. 1. -
No. 2. -
No. 3. -
I. Andante
II. quarter note = 138
III. Con tristezza
IV. quarter note = 72
V. Andante
VI. quarter note = 56
VII. quarter note = 58
Postludi
I. Ouverture
II. Parodie
III. Scherzo
IV. Cadenza
V. Finale
VI. Epilog
I. quarter note = 72 -
II. quarter note = 116
III. quarter note = 80 - Cadenza -
IV. Furioso, Prestissimo -
V. Epilogue: Andante
I. Moderato - Piu mosso - Prestissimo - Cadenza (Tempo rubato) - Allegretto
II. Prestissimo - Passionato - Allegretto grazioso - Cadenza
I. Largo - Vivace - Andante (- Allegro - Tranquillo)
II. Allegro marcato: Presto
III. Andante espressivo - Allegro (-Andante - Allegro - Prestissimo)
I. Prelude and Passacaglia
II. Prelude and Fugue
I. -
II. -
III. -
IV. -
I. Prelude
II. Return of the Flames and Dance
III. Grotesque Dance
IV. Dance of the Winds and Fires
I. Fantasia
II. Fugue I
III. Adagio
IV. Fugue II
I. Andante
II. Allegretto
III. Presto
IV. Andante - Allegro non troppo
I. Allegro
II. Prestissimo
III. Adagio
IV. Vivacissimo
I. (untitled)
II. Andante - Allegro ritmico
III. Tranquillo
I. Samaanit (The Shamans)
II. Kaamos ja keskikesa (Winter Darkness and Midsummer)
III. Laulu tunturissa (Song in the Fells)
IV. Myrsky tunturissa (Storm in the Fells)
I. Introduzione - Allegro imperioso - Interludio I - Andante semplice, malinconico - Interludio II - Moderato aristocratico
II. Introduzione - Presto violento e allegretto strisciante e accondiscente - Andante triste e rassegnato - Sunto e culminante - Epilogo
I. Loitsu I (Kiihko) (Incantation I (Zeal))
II. Interludi (Interlude I)
III. Loitsu II (Kaiho ja vimma) (Incantation II (Yearning and Fury))
IV. Kulkue (Procession)
V. Interludi II (Interlude II)
VI. Loitsu III (Lopetuksen mantra) (Incantation III (Mantra of the Ending))
I. Nebbia
II. Musica bizzarra
III. Interludio
IV. Musica strana
I. Andante (cadenza)
II. Prestissimo
III. Lento
IV. Presto (candenza)
I. Adagio
II. Allegro - Presto
III. Lento
I. Kulkuri, loispistiainen jas sen toukka (The Tramp, the Parasitic Hymenopter and its Larva)
II. Perhoset (Perhosten foxtrot ja tango) (The Butterflies (The Foxtrot and Tango of the Butterflies))
III. Sittiaiset (Suru varaustetusta sontapallosta) (The Dung Beetles (Grief over the Stolen Ball of Dung))
IV. Heinasirkat (The Grasshoppers)
V. Muurahaiset (Muurahaisten tyomusiikki ja sotamarssit I ja II) (The Ants (The Working Music of the Ants and War Marches I and II))
VI. Paivankorennot tanssi ja kehtolaulu juoleille paivankorennoille (The Dayflies and Lullaby for the Dead Dayflies)
I. Introduction
II. Scherzo I
III. Interlude I
IV. Scherzo II
V. Interlude II
VI. Scherzo III
VII. Interlude III
VIII. Epilogue
I. Andante - Vivace - Tempo I - Presto -
II. Adagio - Poco piu mosso - Appassionato - Poco meno mosso - Dotted quarter note = 80 - Quarter note = 120
III. Presto - Cadenza - Tempo I - Andantino - Tempo I
I. Jos olenkin (If I Just Had)
II. Ruusun asu (The Rose's Apparel)
III. Merenneitojen Kyynelet (A Mermaid's Tears)
IV. Minne paattyy sateenkaari? (Where Does the Rainbow End?)
V. Nainen unessa (The Woman in the Dream)
VI. Mita merkitysta? (What Meaning?)
VII. Lapsuuteni Kuollessa (When my Childhood Died)
VIII. Tunneli (The Tunnel)
IX. Kun naen meren (When I See the Sea)
X. Kukkiva omenapuu (The Flowering Apple Tree)
XI. Perhoset (Butterflies)


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