“Aulis Sallinen: Chamber Music I-Viii”
Chamber Music I, Op. 38,
Chamber Music II, Op. 41, for alto flute & string orchestra,
Chamber Music IV, Op. 79 'Metamorphosis of Elegy for Sebastian Knight',
Chamber Music V, Op. 80 'Barabbas Variations',
Chamber Music VI (3 invitations au voyage), Op. 88,
Chamber Music VII (Cruselliana), Op. 93,
Chamber Music VIII, Op. 94, 'The Trees, All Their Green',
The Nocturnal Dances of Don Juanquixote (Chamber Music III), Op. 58.
Sanna Wihinen (Bassoon), Arto Noras (Cello), Gocho Prakov (Clarinet), Alexis Roman (Flute), Marielle Harri (Horn), Nahoko Kinoshita (Oboe), Ralf Gothóni (Piano).
Meta 4 String Quartet.
Jyväskylä Sinfonia – Ralf Gothóni.
Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935) celebrates his 80th birthday in 2015. As a tribute, Ondine is releasing the composer’s complete Chamber Music (I-VIII) series. This 2CD set of virtuosic chamber works features performances by, among others, the award-winning Meta4 String Quartet, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, cellist Arto Noras and conductors Ville Matvejeff and Ralf Gothóni, both of whom also appear as soloists. Written between 1975-2009), Chamber Music I-VIII are fascinating, passionate and memorably melodic character pieces, containing dance-like as well as humorous elements.