Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra & John Storgards – Madetoja: Symphony No. 2 – Kullervo – Elegy (2013/2016) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra & John Storgards – Madetoja: Symphony No. 2 – Kullervo – Elegy (2013/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:02:02 minutes | 2,14 GB | Genre: Classical
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This new release of works by Finnish composer Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947) features his Symphony No. 2, first performed in 1918, it is the most significant piece of music written in Finland since the symphonies of Sibelius. The album, originally recorded in DXD, was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system. In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors. The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 24bits/96kHz resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable. DSD and 192kHz/24Bit versions are separately generated, directly from the analog signal.

“Conducted with sharp insight and unfaltering authority under Storgårds’ baton, the impeccably prepared Helsinki Philharmonic exhibits their commitment to the music. The playing glows with expressive force and a palpable sense of concentration.”

One of Finland’s exceptional artists, John Storgårds has taken the classical music world by storm in recent decades. Since 2008, Storgårds has been Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of BBC Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012.

„Perhaps Sibelius’s finest contemporary. This Symphony and Elegy commemorate Finland’s civil war and his brother’s death, while Kullervo portrays Finland’s mythical antihero. It’s vividly performed.“ (Michael Scott Rohan, BBC Music Magazine)

1. Kullervo, Op. 15 14:13
Symphony No. 2, Op. 35:
2. I. Allegro moderato – 13:23
3. II. Andante13:36
4. III. Allegro non troppo – 09:39
5. IV. Epilogue: Andantino 04:53
6. I. Elegia (Elegy) 05:53

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgards, conductor