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Music! - jazz and symphony orchestra

Composer Jaakko Kuusisto
Pekka Kuusisto
Iiro Rantala
Performer Rami Eskelinen
Jaakko Kuusisto
Pekka Kuusisto
Eerik Siikasaari
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Trio Töykeät
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Catalogue Number BIS-5015 CD
EAN 7318590050156
Format CD
Release date Feb 2002
Total time 57'18


Now for something completely different! There have been various attempts at getting orchestral musicians out of their tails and white ties and making them converse with musicians from an altogether different idiom. This collaboration between the Lahti Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Osmo Vänskä with Finland's leading Jazz trio and the phenomenal violin-playing Kuusisto brothers sets new standards for this type of cross-over production, however. Despite centuries of occupation by the orderly and dour Swedes, Finland has preserved its own very special soul. From Sibelius onwards, Finnish composers and performers have succeeded in being idiosyncratically original and yet somehow part of the mainstream of music at one and the same time. Perhaps the Finnish tango helps to explain the special quality of Finnish musical life. For the Finnish tango is a genuine, modern folk music providing an idiom which is open to all musicians and which thus establishes a common musical culture. So that even the most staid orchestral musicians have this "folk" music in the blood. Perhaps that is why these different idioms marry so very happily on this disc. This is a CD that it is simply impossible not to enjoy!
 
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  Iiro Rantala
01 Tango Ouh 6'29
 
 
  Jaakko Kuusisto
02 Elisa 7'13
 
 
  Jaakko Kuusisto
03 Superblond 5'37
 
 
  Pekka Kuusisto
04 Snack 1 1'41
 
 
  Iiro Rantala
05 Waltz for Michel Petrucciani 6'34
 
 
  Iiro Rantala
06 Proko-type of Polka 3'49
 
 
  Pekka Kuusisto
07 Snack 2 2'08
 
 
  Iiro Rantala
08 Kartzan´s choice 6'48
 
 
  Iiro Rantala
09 Heartfilms 6'42
 
 
  Pekka Kuusisto
10 Snack 3 1'27
 
 
  Jaakko Kuusisto
11 010101 5'22
 
 
  Jaakko Kuusisto
12 Superblond (single version) 3'09
 
  Album total 57'18
ComposerKuusisto, Jaakko
Kuusisto, Pekka
Rantala, Iiro
ConductorVänskä, Osmo
OrchestraLahti Symphony Orchestra

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