Kokkonen: Sinfonisia Lounnoksia

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
BIS deserves kudos for its extraordinary efforts in promoting Scandinavian composers and for presenting many impressive symphonies that deserve more attention in the west. Finnish composer Joonas Kokkonen is one of the few modern symphonists to adhere rigorously to traditional practices and to know what makes a symphony tick. Because of this, he never passed off his dramatic but loose "Symphonic Sketches" 1968 as anything more than a study; even when others would happily accept it as a symphony, albeit a short one, Kokkonen would not mislead. In its coherent three-movement structure, unifying motivic scheme, and economical development, the seriously argued "Symphony No....
See more details below
CD
$20.89
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$21.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $13.00   
  • New (3) from $13.00   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
BIS deserves kudos for its extraordinary efforts in promoting Scandinavian composers and for presenting many impressive symphonies that deserve more attention in the west. Finnish composer Joonas Kokkonen is one of the few modern symphonists to adhere rigorously to traditional practices and to know what makes a symphony tick. Because of this, he never passed off his dramatic but loose "Symphonic Sketches" 1968 as anything more than a study; even when others would happily accept it as a symphony, albeit a short one, Kokkonen would not mislead. In its coherent three-movement structure, unifying motivic scheme, and economical development, the seriously argued "Symphony No. 4" 1971 demonstrates Kokkonen's technical skill, clarity of purpose, and high standards; it fulfills its potential without pretense or pettifoggery. The "Cello Concerto" 1969 also shows great integrity and formal logic; while it is not as tightly knitted as the "Symphony," due to its cadenzas, passages of repartee, and expanded five-movement form, it is still as well-reasoned and complete in its development. Cellist Torleif Thedéen delivers a deeply expressive and vigorous performance, and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, under Osmo Vänskä and supervised by the composer, provides rich colors and strong orchestral playing. The sound quality is decent, but a little too soft in places.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/1994
  • Label: Bis
  • EAN: 7318590004685
  • Catalog Number: 468
  • Sales rank: 323,825

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Symphonic Sketches for orchestra - Joonas Kokkonen & Matti Koskela (14:40)
  2. 4–8 Concerto for cello & orchestra - Joonas Kokkonen & Matti Koskela (24:54)
  3. 9–11 Symphony No. 4 - Joonas Kokkonen & Matti Koskela (22:18)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Torleif Thedéen Primary Artist
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously