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Leevi Madetoja: Symphonies 1 & 3; Okon Fuoko ...

In an earlier review on Expedition Audio from about a year ago (March 12th to be exact), I recommended John StorgĂ„rds’ recording of Leevi Madetoja’s Symphony No. 2 with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra on the Ondine label. This current release from January 2013 is of...

Leevi Madetoja: Symphony No. 2; Kullervo; Elegy / Helsinki PO, Storgards Mar12
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Leevi Madetoja: Symphony No. 2; Kullervo; Elegy / ...

Leevi Madetoja’s Kullervo, Op. 15 opens with a sforzando by strings and timpani followed by a loud, sustained tremolo and timpani roll. Horns enter in unison with a commanding call, trading back and forth, then growing softer, fainter, receding into the distance until the music has all...

The Three Chamber Symphonies of Danish Composer Vagn Holmboe Oct30
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The Three Chamber Symphonies of Danish Composer Va...

A perfect recording for an Uncommonly Classical recommendation, these chamber symphonies are all appearing as World Premiere Recordings, and are deeply rewarding to listen to! Danish composer Vagn Holmboe was born in 1909 and studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen....