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Nordgren: A Finnish Elegy / Kangas, Valo, Harju, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 02/01/2019 
Label:  Alba Records   Catalog #: 425  
Composer:  Pehr Henrik Nordgren
Performer:  Jari ValoJukka Harju
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pehr Henrik Nordgren (1944-2008) is considered by many composer colleagues, musicians and music experts as one of the leading and most interesting composers of his generation. Works on this recording (Horn Concerto, Violin Concerto Nr 4 and Rock Score) have all been recorded before, but are now updated to super audio sound with new soloists on ALBA records. The three works were composed between 1994 and 1997. In the beginning, Nordgren wrote most of his solo concertos in several separate movements. Later on, he preferred the one-movement form. The whole league of performers including the orchestra itself are Ostrobothnians, where the composer settled to work too. Pehr Henrik Nordgren (1944-2008) is considered by many composer colleagues, musicians and music experts as one of the leading and most interesting composers of his generation. Works on this recording (Horn Concerto, Violin Concerto Nr 4 and Rock Score) have all been recorded before, but are now updated to super audio sound with new soloists on ALBA records. The three works were composed between 1994 and 1997. In the beginning, Nordgren wrote most of his solo concertos in several separate movements. Later on, he preferred the one-movement form. The whole league of performers including the orchestra itself are Ostrobothnians, where the composer settled to work too. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin no 4, Op. 90 by Pehr Henrik Nordgren
Performer:  Jari Valo (Violin)
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; Finland 
2.
Rock Score, Op. 100 by Pehr Henrik Nordgren
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Finland 
3.
Concerto for Horn and Strings, Op. 95 by Pehr Henrik Nordgren
Performer:  Jukka Harju (French Horn)
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra

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