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« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2013, 11:46:28 AM »
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Yes, I do like Englund's music, especially symphonies 1 and 2 and 'Great Wall of China'

Good to hear, Jeffrey. They are excellent works indeed!

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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2013, 08:42:41 AM »
Just wanted to revive this thread to say what a truly magnificent disc this is:



This fiery, spectacular music couldn't be farther removed from the cool Nordic reserve of Sibelius. Imagine the voluptuousness of Scriabin, the vibrant Impressionism of Ravel, and the ferocity of Bartok all rolled into one. The inexorable excitement and earthiness of these works often reminds me of Tveitt. Run, don't walk, to get this disc!!!!

Thanks to you and to Ilaria & Karlo, I tried out the samples of this. Sounds very nice.
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« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2013, 08:55:32 AM »
Thanks to you and to Ilaria & Karlo, I tried out the samples of this. Sounds very nice.
It's an excellent disc, Karl! I think all of it is on Youtube in decent sound if you need extra encouragement. Unfortunately it's very expensive (I had had my eye on the disc for almost two years, bought the one from Amazon DE mp for 20 € (incl. shipping) - before that one, and now it's 20 € more again.  :o
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« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2013, 08:56:40 AM »
Thanks to you and to Ilaria & Karlo, I tried out the samples of this. Sounds very nice.

Glad to have been helpful. :) So far I've listened just to The Swans, which was absolutely beaitufl; Raitio's music sounds really worth exploring.
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« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2013, 09:05:41 AM »
Glad to have been helpful. :) So far I've listened just to The Swans, which was absolutely beaitufl; Raitio's music sounds really worth exploring.

You need to hear more, Ilaria! Here are the other works from the OOP disc with The Swans

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gLwqMcIrk6U" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/gLwqMcIrk6U</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/HOJeQnHlo6Y" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/HOJeQnHlo6Y</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-GeUCCckZ_Y" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/-GeUCCckZ_Y</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/rK6GGiY2Qnc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/rK6GGiY2Qnc</a>

And from the other ONDINE disc, (Summer Scenes From Häme - IV. Red Clouds

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SdbKDWhEyVQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/SdbKDWhEyVQ</a>
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« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2013, 02:32:26 PM »
Thanks to you and to Ilaria & Karlo, I tried out the samples of this. Sounds very nice.

My pleasure, Karl. Raitio's music is first-rate in every regard and I am thrilled to see he has been getting the attention he deserves here. :)

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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2013, 02:24:46 AM »
You need to hear more, Ilaria! Here are the other works from the OOP disc with The Swans

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gLwqMcIrk6U" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/gLwqMcIrk6U</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/HOJeQnHlo6Y" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/HOJeQnHlo6Y</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-GeUCCckZ_Y" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/-GeUCCckZ_Y</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/rK6GGiY2Qnc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/rK6GGiY2Qnc</a>

And from the other ONDINE disc, (Summer Scenes From Häme - IV. Red Clouds

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SdbKDWhEyVQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/SdbKDWhEyVQ</a>

Thank you for suggesting those works, Karlo. :) I will certainly listen to more from Raitio's music since I was pleasantly impressed by The Swans; I'm also curios to compare him to another Nordic composer I've been exploring these days, Kurt Atterberg.
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« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2013, 02:41:29 AM »
Thank you for suggesting those works, Karlo. :) I will certainly listen to more from Raitio's music since I was pleasantly impressed by The Swans; I'm also curios to compare him to another Nordic composer I've been exploring these days, Kurt Atterberg.

Raitio is much more a modernist, as opposed to Atterberg's conservative Romanticism, though both certainly have some lush orchestration.
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« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2013, 10:07:43 AM »
Raitio is much more a modernist, as opposed to Atterberg's conservative Romanticism, though both certainly have some lush orchestration.

Precisely, Karlo. BTW Ilaria, how did your encounter with Atterberg's Symphony no. 3 go?

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« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2013, 08:25:56 AM »
Raitio is much more a modernist, as opposed to Atterberg's conservative Romanticism, though both certainly have some lush orchestration.
Precisely, Karlo. BTW Ilaria, how did your encounter with Atterberg's Symphony no. 3 go?

Thank you both for the feedback. :)
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« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2013, 03:58:41 AM »
I'll rewrite my comment on the specific Raitio thread:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/yiDT2jQLsIY" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/yiDT2jQLsIY</a>

My first listening of Raitio's music; The Swans is definitely a delightful tone poem, very influenced by Impressionism, Debussy and Ravel; with suggestive, tender and dreamy atmospheres, floating, evocative melodies, enchanting shades after crescendos and a vivid colour of the orchestral timbres; the orchestration is charming, woodwinds and strings express a beautiful sense of delicacy and lightness, while the brass adds great intensity in the more powerful sections of the works.
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« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2013, 10:17:40 PM »
It was only recently that I discovered quite a few works of Raitio on YouTube and it has been a pleasure getting to know them. He certainly knew his Prometheus. Antigone offers a very welcome measure of post-Scriabin - reminiscent in some ways of Nemtin's realisation of Scriabin's Prefatory Action. Glorious stuff.