WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Finnish Violin Music / Astrom


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Alba Records   Catalog #: 410  
Composer:  Helvi LeiviskaErkki MelartinVäinö Raitio
Performer:  Annmarie AstromAtte KilpelainenTomas Nunez-GarcesTiina Karakorpi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kaaas-Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

What kind of violin music was composed in the 1920s, in the shadow of Sibelius? The works on this release well illustrates the musical styles prevailing at the time. The Piano Trio by Helvi Leiviskä represents late-Romantic style, the String Trio by Erkki Melartin National-Romanticism, and the pieces for violin and piano by Väinö Raitio Modernism. Of the three composers, Raitio was the most radical. He sought ideas in the new musical trends – both Impressionism as much as Expressionism – with an open mind, but Finnish audiences of the 1920s were not yet ready for his modern, colourful idiom. His orchestral Antigone composed that decade received crushing reviews and earned him a reputation for being a ‘difficult’, Modernist Read more composer; this is one reason why his works have seldom been performed. Both Leiviskä and Raitio works are World Premiere Recordings Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Piano and Strings by Helvi Leiviska
Performer:  Annmarie Astrom (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kaaas-Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
2.
Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 133 by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Atte Kilpelainen (Viola), Annmarie Astrom (Violin), Tomas Nunez-Garces (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
3.
Works (4) for Violin and Piano, Op. 18 by Väinö Raitio
Performer:  Annmarie Astrom (Violin), Tiina Karakorpi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
4.
Sinivuokko by Väinö Raitio
Performer:  Annmarie Astrom (Violin), Tiina Karakorpi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title