Earquake: The Loudest Classical Music of All Time / Segerstam, Helsinki Philharmonic

Release Date: 2/17/2017
Label: Ondine
Catalog Number: ODE 1210-2
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This album brings together some of the loudest, most exciting music ever written - neither music, nor your hearing, will ever be the same! The music has been arranged for continuous listening. With that in mind, three quiet "valleys" have been programmed to provide contrast with the very loud music that follows them. You may find that the contrast actually adds to the excitement. The 140-piece Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Leif Segerstram includes, among others, a 22-person percussion section, four sets of rocks hit with hammers, two heavy metal chains, anvils, steel plates, sirens, and several dozen cannon shots. The final track, Hekla, is probably the loudest single piece of music ever written. It describes, in very graphic terms, the eruption of Hekla, Iceland's largest active volcano.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 6: 6th movement, Allegro by Howard Hanson
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968 ; USA
2. Symphony no 4 in D minor "Invocatio": 2nd movement by Ture Rangström
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; Sweden
3. Gayaneh: Dance of the Highlanders by Aram Khachaturian
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942/1957 ; USSR
4. Scythian Suite, Op. 20: The Adoration of Veles and Ala by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; USSR
5. Prism by Jacob Druckman
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1980 ; USA
6. La noche de los mayas: Suite by Silvestre Revueltas
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; Mexico
7. Malambo, Op. 7 by Alberto Ginastera
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; Argentina
8. Nostalgic Thoughts in KAAMOStime... by Leif Segerstam
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1996 ; Finland
9. Symphony no 5: 4th movement, Machine by William Bolcom
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1989 ; USA
10. Bacchanale by Jacques Ibert
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956 ; Rome, Italy
11. Belkis, Queen of Sheba: War Dance by Ottorino Respighi
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; Rome, Italy
12. Symphony no 7 "Angel of Light": Come un sogno by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1994 ; Finland
13. Hekla, Op. 52 by Jón Leifs
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1961 ; Iceland
14. Age of Gold, Op. 22: Can-can by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
15. Aladdin, Op. 34: Suite by Carl Nielsen
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918-1919 ; Denmark
16. Ogelala: Weapon Dance by Erwin Schulhoff
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923 ;
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