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Oramo, Sakari

Works: 345 works in 770 publications in 8 languages and 14,022 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Concertos  Symphonies  Arrangements (Music)  Art music  Folk dance music  Songs  Rhapsodies (Music)  Dance music 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Arranger, Instrumentalist, Other, Author, dir, Contributor, Cinematographer
Classifications: M1024, 784.2862
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Most widely held works about Sakari Oramo
Most widely held works by Sakari Oramo
Garden of spaces ; Clarinet concerto ; Cantus arcticus by Magnus Lindberg( )

8 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For anyone who still feels that all contemporary music is by definition attritional, and designed to make maximal demands on its audiences, then Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto, first performed in 2002, is one work to persuade them otherwise. It is that rare thing, a piece written by one of the leading European composers of our time that manages to be unfailingly approachable and rewarding without making any compromises in its musical language or technique. Conceived as a single movement lasting about 24 minutes, but falling into five distinct sections, the concerto was written specifically for the astounding soloist Kari Kriikku, and it is studded with references to other composers - the opening recalls Debussy's First Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra, for instance, while there's a glancing reference to Respighi's Pines of Rome, about two-thirds of the way through the piece, and the bluesy smears in the last few pages inescapably evoke Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. But there's nothing contrived about any of these moments; they are woven into an instrumental fabric that is so richly coloured, so packed with incident and instantly memorable musical ideas and so logically put together that the ear absorbs everything without hesitation, and when the work has ended immediately wants to experience it all again. Of course, Kriikku's virtuosity is an enormous help in projecting this soundscape with such life and colour. Composer and clarinettist go back a long way - in 1980 in Helsinki, they were the founder members (along with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen) of the experimental performing ensemble Toimii, and have collaborated regularly ever since. Lindberg composed his Clarinet Quintet for Kriikku in 1992, and it is hard to imagine that this fabulously attractive work would ever have appeared without him to play it so brilliantly. If the disc is essential listening for the sake of the Clarinet Concerto alone, the remainder is of high-quality too. The "Gran Duo" for large wind band (13 woodwind, 11 brass) can seem a bit of an academic exercise, slightly dry and neoclassical, as though without the silky veils of string tone with which Lindberg so often cushions his orchestral writing, his harmonic world immediately loses a sensuous dimension. But there's not a note out of place, every chord seems totally right in its context and its sectional construction is supremely logical; technically it's beyond reproach. "Chorale" is Lindberg's version of the Bach chorale Es Ist Genug, quoted by Berg in the last movement of his Violin Concerto; it is a wonderfully compact yet multi-layered reworking, which gains remorselessly in intensity - an unnerving little masterpiece, all over in six minutes." The Guardian
The complete works for piano and orchestra by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Hough, piano ; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ; Sakari Oramo, conductor
Sculpture ; Campana in aria ; Concerto for orchestra by Magnus Lindberg( )

8 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graffiti : (2009) ; Seht die Sonne : (2007) by Magnus Lindberg( )

4 editions published in 2010 in Latin and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'om le vrai sens : for clarinet and orchestra ; Laterna magica ; Leino songs by Kaija Saariaho( )

6 editions published in 2011 in Finnish and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book of hours by Julian Anderson( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafka fragments by György Kurtág( )

9 editions published in 1996 in 5 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire en concert, opgenomen op 6 september 2006 in de Komitas Recital Zaal, Yerevan, Armenië
Concerto for violin and orchestra ; Poems of the sea ; Suite symphonique by Ernest Bloch( )

4 editions published in 1995 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies 1 & 8 by Per Nørgård( )

8 editions published in 2014 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romantic violinist : a celebration of Joseph Joachim by Daniel Hope( )

11 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chôros no. 11 : for piano and orchestra by Heitor Villa-Lobos( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aslak Hetta : opera in three acts by Armas Launis( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 2 ; Oboe concerto ; Sisyphus dreams by Jouni Kaipainen( )

3 editions published in 1995 and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin concerto no. 2 ; Contrasts ; Sonata for solo violin ; Sonata for violin & piano no. 1 by Béla Bartók( )

5 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven gates : orchestral works by Anders Hillborg( )

5 editions published in 2011 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto : Lyric pieces by Edvard Grieg( )

5 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cello concerto ; Symphonies nos. 3 & 4 by Joonas Kokkonen( )

8 editions published in 2007 and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies 3 & 5 by Pehr Henrik Nordgren( )

2 editions published in 1999 and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete works for guitar by Heitor Villa-Lobos( )

7 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarinet concertos by Bernhard Henrik Crusell( )

9 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonia concertante Es-Dur für Flöte, Klarinette, Violine und Orchester, op.70 / Klarinettenkonzert Es-Dur, op.36 / Klarinettenkonzert e-Moll, op.86
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Oramo, Sakari Markus 1965-

Sakari Markus Oramo

Sakari Oramo en finländsk violinist och dirigent

Sakari Oramo finnischer Dirigent

Sakari Oramo Finnish conductor

Sakari Oramo Fins dirigent

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