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Kuusisto: Glow


Release Date: 08/12/2016 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2192   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jaakko Kuusisto
Performer:  Jaakko KuusistoPaavali JumppanenJan-Erik GustafssonRiitta-Liisa Ristiluoma,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  META4 String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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One of Finland’s most versatile musicians, Jaakko Kuusisto has an extensive discography with BIS where he has recorded as a chamber musician, soloist, concertmaster, conductor, composer, and arranger. This release features Kuusisto as both composer and performer. One can hear Kuusisto’s nods to some of his hero composers including Stravinsky, Sibelius, and Prokofiev, fusing together centuries of Western music to form his own unique style. Joining Kuusisto for this recording is the Meta4 String Quartet, who frequently performs Kuusisto’s works, and pianist Paavali Jumppanen who has written extensive liner notes for this release. One of Finland’s most versatile musicians, Jaakko Kuusisto has an extensive discography with BIS where he has recorded as a chamber musician, soloist, concertmaster, conductor, composer, and arranger. This release features Kuusisto as both composer and performer. One can hear Kuusisto’s nods to some of his hero composers including Stravinsky, Sibelius, and Prokofiev, fusing together centuries of Western music to form his own unique style. Joining Kuusisto for this recording is the Meta4 String Quartet, who frequently performs Kuusisto’s works, and pianist Paavali Jumppanen who has written extensive liner notes for this release. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Play III, Op. 21 by Jaakko Kuusisto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  META4 String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008 
2.
Valo, Op. 23 by Jaakko Kuusisto
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009 
3.
Play II, Op. 16 by Jaakko Kuusisto
Performer:  Jan-Erik Gustafsson (Cello), Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Riitta-Liisa Ristiluoma (Viola),
Heini Karkkainen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2005-2006 
4.
Loisto, Op. 12 by Jaakko Kuusisto
Performer:  Jaakko Kuusisto (Violin), Heini Karkkainen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2000 
5.
Jurmo, Op. 31 by Jaakko Kuusisto
Performer:  Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013 

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