However, while this style of writing is excellent as a means of creating atmosphere in the theatre, it runs a risk of sounding static when taken on its own. This same Solemn Overture, the most recent work on the disc, shows a certain want of momentum despite its skillful deployment of tunes and resourceful orchestration for standard orchestra, with no exotic "extras" in winds, brass, or percussion. It's very listenable, for sure, and quite attractive, but I find it difficult to shake the notion that as with so much film and stage music, it consists largely of atmospheric accompaniment to something else.
Fortunately, none of the other works here elicits any doubts. Symphony No. Forum Rules. Remember Me? What's New? Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 15 of Thread: SS Thread Tools Show Printable Version. SS For your listening pleasure this weekend: Aulis Sallinen — Symphony No. Chaconne Aulis Sallinen. Vivace Giocoso - Finale Aulis Sallinen. Washington Mosaics 1 Aulis Sallinen.
Intermezzo 1 Aulis Sallinen. Intermezzo 2 Aulis Sallinen. Intermezzo 3 Aulis Sallinen. Washington Mosaics 2 Aulis Sallinen. The Islands of the sounds Aulis Sallinen.
Kyeburn Diggings Aulis Sallinen. Finale "Simply by sailing" Aulis Sallinen. Cello Concerto, Op. OSA Aulis Sallinen. Allegro - Presto - Prestissimo Aulis Sallinen. Violin Concerto, Op. Andante sostenuto Aulis Sallinen. Yet the musicians here make the most of the delicacy of Sallinen's harmonies and his expert orchestration.
They're obviously utterly at home in his evocative and finely-wrought orchestration and instrumentation. Listen to the reduced palette of Chorali [CD. At times, you'll hear nuances from other composers… the fourth symphony is decidedly redolent of the suppressed humor of Shostakovich, for example.
Throughout, what will strike you is Sallinen's highly inventive writing for individual instruments — pitched percussion, woodwind and brass in particular. The Horn Concerto is a remarkably lyrical and mellifluous work in the same spirit.
At the same time, the symphonies reflect a mature and highly effective sense of structure. The Third, for example, makes intelligent use of varying tempi, repetition and motivic advancement to present its musical ideas. The playing of the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz in this case is particularly sensitive, without ever a hint of coyness or undue reserve.
In Sallinen's program note for the first performance, in , he writes that "Symphonic thinking… lies above all in the structure of one movement, not so much in a multi-movement structure. In fact, each movement does have its own clear characteristics. But there's a tonal unity and a togetherness of tempi to satisfy the listener, and which Rasilainen handles with considerable expertise and dexterity. The fifth symphony was written a decade later — a commission from the National Symphony Orchestra Association and its then chief conductor, Rostropovich.
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Amstel Concert Bands. Text from the Bibleusing the official translation by the Finnish Bible Translation Committee; sung in Finnish; commission from the Naantali Music Festival; Sallinen remarks on the work's genre, "Is Barabbas Dialogues a song cycle, a chamber oratorio, a cantata, a piece of musical theater or something else? String Quartet No. Aulis Sallinen b. Features Interviews Lists. Andante poco giocoso. The Horn Concerto is a remarkably lyrical and mellifluous work in Symphony No 7 Op. 71 The Dreams Of Gandalf same spirit. I'll give Gandalf a listen, although I must admit his earlier Symphonies are more to my taste, especially 3 and 4. Section descriptions have been provided to break down research topics and in cases where materials are available in the Stony Brook University catalog, call numbers have been provided as well as database locations.
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