Works Discography

Joonas Kokkonen (1921-1996)

Joonas Kokkonen was one of the dominant figures of the post-war history of Finnish musical life. Of all modern Finnish composers, he may be said to most resemble Sibelius in the deepest sense: in the way his musical forms grow and demonstrate their organic unity over the course of an entire movement or work. He was also instrumental in establishing a foundation for a true Finnish national opera, and his single contribution to the genre, The Last Temptations, remains one of the outstanding 20th century works for the lyric stage. Kokkonen is also known for his famous Cello Concerto and his Requiem. He composed four symphonies in all.


More information:
Fennica Gehrman
Finnish Music Information Centre

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Works



"... durch einen Spiegel..." - Metamorphosis for 12 Strings
Cello Concerto (1969)
En saa ovea auki (I Can’t Open The Door)
Jouluna
Legenda
Lux Aeterna
Metsän joulu
Minun on vielä ennen kuolemaani (I Have Yet Before I Die)
Opus sonorum (1964)
String Quartet No. 3 (1976)
Symphony No. 1 (1960)
Symphony No. 2 (1961)
Symphony No. 3 (1967)
Symphony No. 4 (1971)
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Discography (extract)



Finland 100

A Century of Finnish Classics

5 CD collection celebrating 100 years of Finland's independence

Orchestral Works I & II

Concertos

Vocal Works

Chamber Music


Soile Isokoski, soprano

Karita Mattila, soprano

Anu Komsi, soprano

Jorma Hynninen, baritone

Matti Salminen, bass

Pekka Kuusisto, violin

Minna Pensola, violin

Kaija Saarikettu, violin

Marko Ylönen, cello

Anssi Karttunen, cello

Kari Kriikku, clarinet

Matti Raekallio, piano

Paavali Jumppanen, piano

Marita Viitasalo, piano

Anna Laakso, piano

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Jyväskylä Sinfonia

Wegelius Chamber Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductor

Leif Segerstam, conductor

John Storgårds, conductor

Sakari Oramo, conductor

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

Okko Kamu, conductor

Tuomas Hannikainen, conductor

Ulf Söderblom, conductor

Markus Lehtinen, conductor

Ville Matvejeff, conductor

Olli Mustonen, conductor

 



Released 11/2016

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Joonas Kokkonen
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2
Opus sonorum
Finnish RSO
Sakari Oramo, conductor
ODE 1129-2

Released 01/2009

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Joonas Kokkonen
Cello Concerto
Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Marko Ylönen, cello
Finnish RSO
Sakari Oramo, conductor
ODE 1098-2

Released 10/2007

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Joulu tullut on
Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo soprano
Musica Choir
Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Ulf Söderblom, conductor
ODE 1036-2

Released 11/2003

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