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Crossings / Haavisto, Vuola

Release Date: 04/07/2017 
Label:  Alba Records   Catalog #: 401  
Composer:  Juhani NuorvalaOlivier MessiaenOlli Kortekangas
Performer:  Varpu HaavistoKari Vuola
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gambist Varpu Haavisto and organist Kari Vuola present this new release, “Crossings.” At first glance, one would think this would be an album filled with Baroque-era compositions and transcriptions. This release, however, is unique in that it has taken two period instruments and brought them into the modern day. Each of these works was, in fact, composed in the twentieth century. The most well-known composer featured is Olivier Messiaen. The duo performs his work, “L’Ascension.” Other composers include Juhani Nuorvala and Olli Kortekangas. Kari Vuola is Finnish cantor and organist who has worked at the Naantali church since 1987. A graduate of the Sibelius Academy, he also serves Parainen Organ as artistic director. Varpu Haavisto is a Read more professional Gambist and social activist who lives and works in Finland. Read less

Works on This Recording

Solo for Viola da gamba by Juhani Nuorvala
Performer:  Varpu Haavisto (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008; Finland 
L'Ascension, 4 Meditations for Organ by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Kari Vuola (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
Offertorium by Olli Kortekangas
Performer:  Varpu Haavisto (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; Finland 
Crossing the Five Rivers by Olli Kortekangas
Performer:  Varpu Haavisto (Viola Da Gamba), Kari Vuola (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008; Finland 

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