Per Norgard – Symphonies Nos. 1 & 8 – Wiener Philharmoniker, Sakari Oramo (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 00:57:19 minutes | 571 MB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded at Konzerthaus Wien, Symphony no. 1 on 16 and 17 May 2013; Symphony no. 8 on 25 and 26 May 2013

With this world premiere recording, the Vienna Philharmonic offers new perspectives on the most visionary voice of Nordic music and one of the greatest symphonists of our time, Danish composer Per Nørgård (b. 1932). Conducted on this occasion by Finnish Sakari Oramo, these performances of Nørgård’s Symphonies 1 and 8 – two milestones composed with almost six decades between them – are the legendary orchestra’s first recording of new Nordic music.

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Kaija Saariaho – La Passion de Simone – Finnish Radio Symphony, Esa-Pekka Salonen (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:05:41 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: 19–20 October 2012, Helsinki Music Centre, Finland

Following its successful world première in 2006, Ondine is proud to present Kaija Saariaho’s La Passion de Simone, for soprano solo, choir, orchestra and electronics for the first time on SACD.
Kaija Saariaho considers La Passion de Simone – an oratorio about the life and thoughts of Simone Weil – to be her most important work. This SACD features world class performers including Dawn Upshaw and Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Tapiola Chamber Choir.
Dawn Upshaw has achieved worldwide acclaim for her wide-ranging operatic and concert repertoire. Kaija Saariaho wrote the soprano part in La Passion de Simone and the opera L’Amour de loin for her.
One of the most important artists in contemporary classical music, Esa-Pekka Salonen has become established both as a celebrated conductor and composer.

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