John Helsinki

Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Rautavaara: Modificata, Towards The Horizon & Incantations (2012/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Colin Currie, Truls Mørk, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgårds -
- Einojuhani Rautavaara: Modificata, Towards The Horizon & Incantations (2012/2016)

DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 62:23 minutes | 1,36 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 62:23 minutes | 1,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet(s)

Einojuhani Rautavaara is recognized as one of the most notable Finnish composers after Jean Sibelius. This recording features the latest concerto works with an orchestral piece from his early Modernist period. The virtuoso Percussion Concerto Incantations features the Scottish percussion soloist Colin Currie, who is the dedicatee and première performer of this work. Currie wrote himself the virtuoso cadenza to the final movement. Rautavaara's Second Cello Concerto Towards the Horizon was written for cellist Truls Mørk and plays continuously in one 20-minute movement. Reviewing the premiere the Star Tribune noted that the composer “acknowledges a ‘taste for eternity’ and a vain of mysticsm runs through his work”.
Gabriel Suovanen, Christoffer Sundqvist, John Storgårds - Lars Karlsson: Seven Songs, Clarinet Concerto (2018)

Gabriel Suovanen, Christoffer Sundqvist, Lapland Chamber Orchestra, John Storgårds - Lars Karlsson: Seven Songs, Clarinet Concerto (2018)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:44 | 242 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2286

John Storgårds is a Finnish conductor and violin virtuoso, known for his strong interest in playing and promoting contemporary music. After studying violin with Esther Raitio and Jouko Ignatius at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, he went to Israel to study with Chaim Taub. While performing as an orchestra musician, Storgårds frequently led as concert master, and he developed an interest in conducting, particularly after receiving an offer to conduct the Helsinki University Symphony Orchestra.

Pocket Helsinki  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at April 8, 2018
Pocket Helsinki

Pocket Helsinki (Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet
English | 13 Apr. 2018 | ISBN: 1787011216 | 156 Pages | EPUB | 65.51 MB
Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works, 1936-2000 (2017)

Helsinki Chamber Choir, Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works, 1936-2000 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:52:03 | 142 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-2252

The Helsinki Chamber Choir (Helsingin kamarikuoro) was founded in 1962 as the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir and assumed its current name in 2005. It is currently Finland’s only professional chamber choir. The choir’s Artistic Director from 2005–2007 was Kimmo Hakola. Since 2007 Nils Schweckendiek has been responsible for the group's artistic planning.
Ginette Neveu, John Barbirolli - Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 2 (2002)

Ginette Neveu, John Barbirolli - Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 2 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:19 | 299 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Dutton | Catalog: CDBP9733

This is one of the mere handful of great recordings of the Sibelius violin concerto. Not that there aren't many contestants in the field; in fact, it seems that almost every modern violin virtuoso wants to record the Sibelius, and perhaps this isn't surprising, since it's one of the Big Five (along with the Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky) major violin concertos.
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Johan Joachim Agrell: Orchestral Works (2010) (Repost)

Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Johan Joachim Agrell: Orchestral Works (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:49 | 436 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aeolus | Catalog: AE-10047

Johan Joachim Agrell (1701-1765) was in many ways a traveller between the worlds: in Uppsala, the Swede's great talent was recognized by the Hessian envoy, which resulted in Agrell being summoned to a court near Kassel in Germany. He later went as municipal chapel-master to Nuremberg. Musically, Agrell was a brilliant Baroque composer in whose works many of the new early Classical trends were anticipated.
John Storgårds - Karlsson: 7 Songs & Clarinet Concerto (2018)

John Storgårds - Karlsson: 7 Songs & Clarinet Concerto (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 214 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 10 | Time: 54:39 min

Lars Karlsson was born in 1953 on Åland, an archipelago in the Baltic Sea which forms part of Finland although its population is Swedish-speaking. He soon moved to Helsinki in order to study at the Sibelius Academy, where his teachers included Einojuhani Rautavaara. Since 1976, he has himself been teaching at the Academy. Following his own distinctive route on the Finnish contemporary music scene, Karlsson composes in a neotonal vein and has been called a romantic modernist as well as a modern romanticist.
Marko Ylonen, Helsinki Philharmonic orchestra, Max Pommer - Rautavaara: Symphony No.6 'Vincentiana', Cello concerto (1994)

Marko Ylonen, Helsinki Philharmonic orchestra, Max Pommer - Rautavaara: Symphony No.6 'Vincentiana', Cello concerto (1994)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:34 | 231 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE819-2

Both pieces on htis CD are capable of making a lasting impression on the listener with their energy and power of expression, much like the art of van Gogh, who served as the inspiration for the opera Vincent from which Rautavaara derived his 6th Symphony. As one might expect of music based on the life and works of this artist, the Vincentiana Symphony is colorful, expressive, and in some passages, tempestuous and tormented.
Jan Lehtola, Helsinki Chamber Choir & Nils Schweckendiek - Riemuitkaamme! - A Finnish Christmas (2017) [24/96]

Jan Lehtola, Helsinki Chamber Choir & Nils Schweckendiek - Riemuitkaamme! - A Finnish Christmas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:43 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Riemuitkaamme! is an imaginative and unconventional selection of choral music associated with Christmas as it is celebrated in Finland. Several of the pieces are by Finnish composers – Sibelius, Rautavaara and Madetoja, to name a few – while others have become part of the Christmas traditions of the country despite their international background. Among these Berlioz’ The Shepherds’ Farewell and Tchaikovsky’s Christ, when a Child… are quite late additions compared to the medieval hymns Puer natus in Bethlehem, Ecce novum gaudium and Angelus emittitur.

Jyrki 69 - Helsinki Vampire (2017)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 30, 2017
Jyrki 69 - Helsinki Vampire (2017)

Jyrki 69 - Helsinki Vampire (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 356 Mb | Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 79 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Melodic Gothic Rock | Cleopatra Records #CLO 0538

2017 debut solo album from the frontman for Finnish goth metal icons The 69 Eyes, who've sold millions of albums worldwide. Jyrki's dark and brooding croon mixed with atmospheric keyboards and heavy guitars make this one of the most anticipated releases of the year, with tracks already being featured in several g films including the horror film Sunset Society (starring Lemmy from Motörhead), and Halloween Hell House (starring 21 Jump Street's Richard Grieco). In their early years, The 69 Eyes' sound was closer to glam metal, but since the album Blessed Be they have shifted into gothic rock. Jyrki's low and operatic vocal tone is reminiscent of fellow musician Peter Steele of the gothic metal band Type O Negative and has been heavily influenced by Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Iggy Pop, David Bowie and Glenn Danzig.