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Kimmo Hakola: Piano Concerto / Sigfridsson, Storgards


Release Date: 02/24/2009 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1127   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Kimmo Hakola
Performer:  Henri Sigfridsson
Conductor:  John Storgĺrds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...The Piano Concerto, first performed in 1996, was the piece that defined Hakola's maverick tendencies. It's a huge work, in nine movements lasting 55 minutes, and running through a whole array of styles, from generic international modernism to neo-romantic gestures, via all kind of references to popular and world musics. Atonality rubs shoulders with blamelessly diatonic passages, and over-the-top flamboyance (sometimes very close to John Adams's early Grand Pianola Music) is juxtaposed with music that selects its pitches like Morton Feldman. It's hugely enjoyable, and the solo is dashingly well played by Henri Sigfridsson. A very worthwhile disc." - Andrew Clements, The Guardian, London, March 5, 2009 "...The Piano Concerto, first performed in 1996, was the piece that defined Hakola's maverick tendencies. It's a huge work, in nine movements lasting 55 minutes, and running through a whole array of styles, from generic international modernism to neo-romantic gestures, via all kind of references to popular and world musics. Atonality rubs shoulders with blamelessly diatonic passages, and over-the-top flamboyance (sometimes very close to John Adams's early Grand Pianola Music) is juxtaposed with music that selects its pitches like Morton Feldman. It's hugely enjoyable, and the solo is dashingly well played by Henri Sigfridsson. A very worthwhile disc." - Andrew Clements, The Guardian, London, March 5, 2009 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano by Kimmo Hakola
Performer:  Henri Sigfridsson (Piano)
Conductor:  John Storgĺrds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
2.
Sinfonietta by Kimmo Hakola
Conductor:  John Storgĺrds
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000 

Featured Sound Samples

Piano Concerto: VII. Maestoso

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