Sallinen: Chamber Music I-viii
Catalog: ODE 1256-2D
Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935) celebrates his 80th birthday in 2015. As a tribute, Ondine is releasing the composer’s complete Chamber Music (I-VIII) series. This 2CD set of virtuosic chamber works features performances by, among others, the award-winning Meta4 String Quartet, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, cellist Arto Noras and conductors Ville Matvejeff and Ralf Gothóni, both of whom also appear as soloists. Written between 1975-2009), Chamber Music I-VIII are fascinating, passionate and memorably melodic character pieces, containing dance-like as well as humorous elements.