Leo Brouwer
Guitar Concerto No. 5
Iberia Suite
From Yesterday to Penny Lane
- Seven Beatles Transcriptions

Timo Korhonen, guitar
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Tuomas Hannikainen, conductor


Critics' choices


Booklet with liner notes, written by the performing artist, in English, German, French and Finnish


January 2002

Catalogue No.:
ODE 979-2


Track listing

CD 65:51
Leo Brouwer (1939-)
Guitar Concerto No. 5 "Helsinki" 29:25
1 I. Spaces 10:16
2 II. Lightness and Heaviness 10:33
3 III. Luminosity 8:35
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Iberia Suite (arr. Leo Brouwer) 16:50
4 I. Evocación 5:21
5 II. El Puerto 4:12
6 III. El Albaicín 7:18
Leo Brouwer (1939-)
From Yesterday to Penny Lane - Seven Beatles Transcriptions 19:16
7 I. She's Leaving Home 2:41
8 II. A Ticket to Ride 2:37
9 III. Here, There and Everywhere 2:50
10 IV. Yesterday 2:40
11 V. Got to Get You Into My Life 1:43
12 VI. Eleanor Rigby 4:08
13 VII. Penny Lane 2:37

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Cannes Classical Award '10/10'

Press review

Timo Korhonen, dedicatee of the concerto, is resourceful, with a magisterial technique, and here wedded to Brouwer's stylistic manner. The recording is up to Ondine's usual high standards.
Christopher Williams, Fanfare Magazine, January/February 2003

The performances from soloist and orchestra are consistently splendid, and the recording quality is outstanding.

Steven Rings, American Record Guide, September/October 2002

Timo Korhonen is a superb guitarist who takes everything in his clean-fingered stride. The Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra shares his zest, the recording is first-class.

John Duarte, Gramophone, May 2002

I doubt that there's a better played, better recorded, more musically varied and appealing guitar and orchestra disc in the catalog. Magnificent!
David Hurwitz,, April 2002, Artistic Quality 10 / Sound Quality 10

Complete description

This CD features Finnish guitarist Timo Korhonen with Leo Brouwer's "Helsinki" Concerto, which the Cuban composer wrote in 1991-92 on commission from the Helsinki Festival. The work is dedicated to Timo Korhonen, who is here accompanied by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Tuomas Ollila-Hannikainen. This recording further contains two transcriptions by Brouwer: of Albeniz's Iberia Suite and of seven Beatles tunes.

This CD won a Cannes Classical Award in 2003, in the category 'Solo with Orchestra'.