John Helsinki

Christian Tetzlaff, Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance; Suk - Fantasy (2016)

Antonín Dvořák - Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk - Fantasy in G minor (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:06:30
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1279-5

This performance of the fiery Fantasy in G minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 24, of Josef Suk, with violinist Christan Tetzlaff catching the full impact of the irregular form with its dramatic opening giving out into a set of variations, is impressive. And Tetzlaff delivers pure warm melody in the popular Romance in F minor, Op. 11, of Dvorák. But the real reason to acquire this beautifully recorded Ondine release is the performance of the Dvorák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, a work of which there are plenty of recordings, but that has always played second fiddle (if you will) to the Brahms concerto. Tetzlaff and the Helsinki Philharmonic under John Storgårds create a distinctive and absorbing version that can stand with the great Czech recordings of the work. Sample anywhere, but especially the slow movement, where Tetzlaff's precise yet rich sound, reminiscent for those of a certain age of Henryk Szeryng, forms a striking contrast with Storgårds' glassy Nordic strings. In both outer movements as well, Tetzlaff delivers a warm yet controlled performance that is made to stand out sharply.
John Storgards , Helsinki Philharmonic - Madetoja: Symphonies No. 1 & 3; Okon Fuko Suite (2014)

John Storgards , Helsinki Philharmonic - Madetoja: Symphonies No. 1 & 3; Okon Fuko Suite (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 249 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1211

This new release completes Ondine’s two-disc survey of Madetoja’s symphonies. Considered one of Sibelius’ finest contemporaries in Finnish orchestral music, Madetoja merges the landscape and folk songs of his native province of Ostrobothnia with a French elegance (Symphony No. 3) to create a unique voice.
Madetoja: Symphony No 2, Kullervo, Elegy - Storgards, Helsinki Philharmonic (2013)

Madetoja: Symphony No 2, Kullervo, Elegy - Storgards, Helsinki Philharmonic (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 250 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1212

This new release of works by Finnish composer Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947) features his Symphony No. 2, the symphonic poem Kullervo and the Elegy, the first movement from the Symphonic Suite, Op. 4. Ondine will release all three symphonies by Madetoja with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of John Storgårds.
John Coltrane Quintet - The 1961 Helsinki Concert (2007) {Gambit Records}

John Coltrane Quintet - The 1961 Helsinki Concert (2007) {Gambit Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 177 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 144 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 45 Mb
© 2007 Gambit Records | 69275
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy played and recorded together on many occasions. However, given the quality of their music and the high level of creativity involved in every single one of their performances, all new additions are always welcome. In this case, we present a previously unissued concert recorded from a radio broadcast in Helsinki in 1961, during the European tour in which Dolphy joined Trane's legendary quartet. The Helsinki performance showcases both Coltrane and Dolphy's musical explorations in search of new ways to express themselves.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:45 | 280 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: OD 0950

This recording contains Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Third Piano Concerto "Gift of Dreams" (1998), featuring Vladimir Ashkenazy as soloist and conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Ashkenazy commissioned this work as a concerto which he could conduct while playing the solo part. Having performed the world première, he here delivers the concerto’s first recording.

Olli Hirvonen - New Helsinki (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 5, 2017
Olli Hirvonen - New Helsinki (2017)

Olli Hirvonen - New Helsinki
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 55:29 min | 354 MB
Label: Edition Records – EDN1087 | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017
Jazz

Olli Hirvonen is a dynamic and virtuosic Finnish-born, New York-based guitarist. Winner of the Socar Montreux Jazz Electric Guitar competition in 2016 (the jury was presided over by John McLaughlin), Olli releases his second album, New Helsinki on Edition Records. New Helsinki is an album that promises to ignite the attention of the international media and fans worldwide with its deft infectious melodies, irresistibly bold grooves and intense inventive soloing. A musician with a big vision and a commanding spirit, Olli Hirvonen is a supremely gifted guitarist and composer. With New Helsinki, Hirvonen has thrown down his calling card and demonstrated the promise that will inevitably thrust his career and profile in an upward trajectory towards international acclaim.
Helsinki Chamber Choir & Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works 1936-2000 (2017)

Helsinki Chamber Choir & Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works 1936-2000
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 111:46 min | 124 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2017

In his later years often described as the grand old man of Finnish modernism, Erik Bergman (1911-2006) was among the first in Finland to use compositional methods such as twelve-tone technique, serial music, choral Sprechgesang and aleatory counterpoint. His specialty was choral music, and a large part of his huge production involves a choir in some form. This recording focuses primarily on his works for mixed choir that have not appeared on disc before, and gives a broad picture of his production for the medium over a period of more than 60 years.
Lapland CO, John Storgards, Jenny Carlstedt - Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs; Chamber Symphony (2016)

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs of Night and Dream; Chamber Symphony (2016)
Lapland Chamber Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor; Jenny Carlstedt, mezzo-soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1272-2 | Time: 01:01:22

Ondine is proud to release these world premiere recordings of two new Zemlinsky arrangements by Richard Dünser (b. 1959) with Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds. The works of Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) - much admired by composers such as Mahler, Schoenberg and Berg - have gained more attention during the last decades. He wrote only 27 works with an opus number, but several of them can be considered among 20th century masterpieces. In 2013 composer Richard Dünser (b. 1959), pupil of Francis Burt and Hans Werner Henze, made two new rich arrangements of works by Zemlinsky. Seven Songs of Night and Dream (Sieben Lieder von Nacht und Traum) is an orchestration of songs from opp. 2, 5, 6, 8 and 10 based on the themes of night and dream. In this recording the songs are sung by mezzo-soprano Jenny Carlstedt. Chamber Symphony is a 40-minute orchestration of Zemlinsky's String Quartet No. 2. In this orchestration the limitations of a string quartet is set free by using a larger ensemble. Zemlinsky's String Quartet contains references to the works of his most famous pupil, Arnold Schoenberg.
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra & John Storgårds - Rasmussen: Symphony No 2, The Earth Anew (2016)

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra & John Storgårds - Rasmussen: Symphony No 2, The Earth Anew
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 53:02 min | 252 MB
Label: Dacapo | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2016

The second symphony of the prize-winning Faroese composer Sunleif Rasmussen (b. 1961) is composed as a life cycle based on the Old Norse myth of the tree of life, Yggdrasil, and carries the title ‘The Earth Anew’. Inspired by natural phenomena and Faroese melodies, Rasmussen is a great believer in a shared Nordic identity, and this world premiere recording bears witness to his strong artistic partnership with Finnish conductor John Storgårds and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

Orphan Black - Helsinki (2016)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at Sept. 24, 2016
Orphan Black - Helsinki (2016)

Orphan Black - Helsinki (2016)
English | CBR | 122 pages | 182.42 MB

Helsinki. Spoken in hushed tones, the word means almost certain death for the clones of Project Leda. Learn the dark secrets of this codename in this special event miniseries by co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson.