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Pekka Kuusisto, Tapiola Sinfonietta – Sibelius – Works for Violin and Orchestra (2006/2015) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Jean Sibelius – Works for Violin and Orchestra – Pekka Kuusisto, Tapiola Sinfonietta (2006/2015)
DSF Stereo DSD64, 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 01:04:16 minutes | 2,54 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD/Ondine Oy, Helsinki
Recorded: January 2006, Tapiola Hall, Espoo, Finland

For lovers of Sibelius’s famous Violin Concerto, this album offers an ideal opportunity to discover his less-performed works for violin and orchestra, played by celebrated Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto. Known as a cutting edge musician, Kuusisto is acclaimed for his tone, technique, infectious enthusiasm and his imaginative interpretations, all of which are on display here. The Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of the top professional orchestras in the Nordic countries, is famous for its fine performances of classical, contemporary and less familiar chamber orchestra repertoire.
Pekka Kuusisto and composer Jean Sibelius seem to be an ideal match. After his highly successful debut recording, playing the Sibelius concerto, Kuusisto returns here as soloist and conductor of the Tapiola Sinfonietta for another strong showing with some of Sibelius’ lesser-known works for violin and orchestra.
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Pekka Kuusisto & Norwegian Chamber Orchestra – Nico Muhly & Philip Glass: Works (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Pekka Kuusisto & Norwegian Chamber Orchestra – Nico Muhly & Philip Glass: Works (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:49 minutes | 918 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Pentatone

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra present First Light, the first fruit of Kuusisto’s tenure as the ensemble’s Artistic Director, on which two eminent New York composers are cast in a Nordic light. The album offers the world premiere recording of Nico Muhly’s Shrink (Concerto for Violin and Strings), a unique, remotely-recorded rendition of Philip Glass’ The Orchard by Kuusisto and Muhly, and Kuusisto’s new string orchestra arrangement of Glass’ “Mishima” String Quartet No. 3.

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