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Kaipainen: Symphony No 3, Etc / Virtanen, Lintu, Et Al


Release Date: 03/13/2007 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1089   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jouni Kaipainen
Performer:  Otto VirtanenOuti Kulmala
Conductor:  Hannu Lintu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you enjoy big, hairy, colorful, exuberant, generously overscored, quasi-tonal modern symphonies, than you'll love this ebullient example from Jouni Kaipainen. Written in three big movements, the piece contains an abundance of memorable (if not exactly "catchy") ideas, propelled by a wave of unstoppable rhythmic energy. Even the central slow movement tends to excitable outbursts, and the finale is a blaze of energy and excitement. The Bassoon Concerto successfully walks the fine line between tradition and modernity. There is real give and take between the soloist and the orchestra--the work is very skillfully balanced so that the orchestra never sounds inhibited, the bassoon never gets overwhelmed, and everyone seems to have a Read more good time. A few more obviously tuneful moments might not have hurt, but let's face it, this is the 21st century and melody isn't what it used to be, whether in classical or popular music. This is a fine work by any standard. Excellent sonics match the enthusiasm of the performances. Great fun!

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3, Op. 72 by Jouni Kaipainen
Conductor:  Hannu Lintu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004; Finland 
Date of Recording: 04/2005 
Venue:  Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland 
Length: 45 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Bassoon, Op. 74 by Jouni Kaipainen
Performer:  Otto Virtanen (Bassoon), Outi Kulmala (Piccolo)
Conductor:  Hannu Lintu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; Finland 
Date of Recording: 05/2006 
Venue:  Tampere Hall, Tampere, Finland 
Length: 27 Minutes 58 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 3, Op. 72: I. Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 3, Op. 72: II. Adagio misterioso
Symphony No. 3, Op. 72: III. Allegro
Bassoon Concerto, Op. 74: I. Andante, commodo, ma triste - Allegro con spirito
Bassoon Concerto, Op. 74: II. Pas de deux: Andante mosso, quasi allegretto
Bassoon Concerto, Op. 74: III. Largo sognando
Bassoon Concerto, Op. 74: IV. Presto

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