Kalevi Aho

Kalevi Aho - Oboe Concerto, Solo IX, Oboe Sonata (Sinfonia Lahti, Piet Van Bocksta, Martin Brabbins)

Kalevi Aho - Oboe Concerto, Solo IX, Oboe Sonata (Sinfonia Lahti, Piet Van Bocksta, Martin Brabbins)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 391 Mb
Label:BIS - Date:2013

For those who have followed the career of Kalevi Aho (for instance through the more than 20 discs of his music released on BIS), it will be clear that he enjoys large-scale projects. One such project has been his ‘oboe project’, composing works in every genre for the instrument. These plans can be said to have begun soon after the Sonata for oboe and piano included here, composed in 1984–85 and thus possibly the first such work for this combination by a Finnish composer……
Kalevi Aho - Oboe Quintet - 7 Inventions and Postlude - Flute, Oboe and Strings Quintet (repost)

Kalevi Aho - Oboe Quintet - 7 Inventions and Postlude - Flute, Oboe and Strings Quintet (repost)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 407 Mb
Label:BIS - Date:2000

The Kalevi Aho discography continues to grow apace and, with this issue, the ambitious BIS ‘Complete Aho’ turns to his chamber music with oboe. It is quite obvious from the very opening of the Oboe Quintet that Aho has a special feeling for the instrument and writes for it with both originality and sympathy. It comes from 1973, when the composer was in his mid-twenties, and draws you into its world immediately. More to the point, I remained in its world for the most part, though there are admittedly a few longueurs. There is a sense of nature in its opening pages and both melodic and harmonic invention are fresh, even if ……..Like the more recent Inventions and Postlude, this music holds the listener throughout. Expert playing and very good recorded sound.
Robert Layton @ classical-music.com

Kalevi Aho - Symphony No. 3, etc  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at May 11, 2014
Kalevi Aho - Symphony No. 3, etc

Kalevi Aho - Symphony No. 3, etc
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 306 Mb
Label:BIS - Date:2003

Kalevi Aho’s Third Symphony foreshadows his later works that make ingenious use of various instruments in concertante form. While several of these quasi-concertos already have been issued as part of BIS’s enterprising and valuable complete Aho edition–notably Symphonies Nos. 8 (organ) and 9 (trombone)–this earlier work for orchestra and violin, written in the 1970s and presented in absolutely terrific sound, appears as fresh as if it had been written yesterday…..
Artistic Quality: 10 - Sound Quality: 10 @ Classicstoday.com

Kalevi Aho - Tuba Concerto, Contrabasson Concerto  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at April 16, 2014
Kalevi Aho - Tuba Concerto, Contrabasson Concerto

Kalevi Aho - Tuba Concerto, Contrabasson Concerto
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 385 Mb
Label:BIS - Date:2007

Two unusual solo instruments are the focus of this all-Aho disc. Indeed, in the case of the contrabassoon (or double bassoon), Kalevi Aho’s work is one of the very few concertos that exist. It is also by far the most demanding and extensive. In fact, the solo part became playable only after recent developments of the instrument itself, extending its compass upwards. While composers have treated the tuba slightly more generously, there was certainly room for another concerto in the repertoire when Aho composed it in 2001. Both instruments are sometimes treated as the buffoons of the symphony orchestra, and are ……

Kalevi Aho - Piano Concerto No. 2 & Symphony No. 13  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at Feb. 13, 2014
Kalevi Aho - Piano Concerto No. 2 & Symphony No. 13

Kalevi Aho - Piano Concerto No. 2 & Symphony No. 13
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 335 Mb
Label:BIS - Date:2010

With fifteen symphonies in his work list to date, as well as numerous other orchestral pieces, Kalevi Aho is one of today's most important composers of orchestral music. Twelve of the symphonies have already been released on BIS, in recordings that have earned an ever-growing interest. Back in 1999, the release of Symphony No.7 ('Insect Symphony') caused the reviewer in the American Record Guide to call the work 'one of our century's great orchestral scores'. More recent discs have met with similar acclaim, for instance in the International Record Review where Symphony No.12 ('Luosto') was described as …….

Kalevi Aho - oboe quintet, 7 invent. and quintet for fl.ob.vln,vla,cello  Music

Posted by Swervedriver55 at Oct. 21, 2011
Kalevi Aho - oboe quintet, 7 invent. and quintet for fl.ob.vln,vla,cello

Kalevi Aho - oboe quintet, 7 invent. and quintet for fl.ob.vln,vla,cello
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | COVERS + BOOKLET | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 351 Mb
Classical | 2000 | BIS

Kalevi Aho - Tuba Concerto, Contrabasson Concerto  Music

Posted by Swervedriver55 at Oct. 20, 2011
Kalevi Aho - Tuba Concerto, Contrabasson Concerto

Kalevi Aho - Tuba Concerto, Contrabasson Concerto
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | COVERS + BOOKLET | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 345 Mb
Classical | 2007 | BIS

Kalevi Aho - Symphonic Dances, Symphony 11  Music

Posted by Swervedriver55 at Oct. 15, 2011
Kalevi Aho - Symphonic Dances, Symphony 11

Kalevi Aho - Symphonic Dances, Symphony 11
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | COVERS + BOOKLET | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 332 Mb
Classical | 2004 | BIS

Kalevi Aho - Chinese Songs & Symphony No 4  Music

Posted by Swervedriver55 at Oct. 10, 2011
Kalevi Aho - Chinese Songs & Symphony No 4

Kalevi Aho - Chinese Songs & Symphony No 4
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | COVERS + BOOKLET | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 319 Mb
Classical | 2000 | BIS

Kalevi Aho - Meet The Composer  Music

Posted by Swervedriver55 at Oct. 1, 2011
Kalevi Aho - Meet The Composer

Kalevi Aho - Meet The Composer
EAC RIP | FLAC + CUE + LOG | COVER, NO BOOKLET | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 720 Mb
Classical | 1999 | 2 CD | Finlandia