Suvi Väyrynen, Joose Vähäsöyrinki, Klemetti Institute Chamber Choir, Jan Lehtola & Heikki Liimola - Kokkonen: Requiem
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:25 min | 195 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017
Joonas Kokkonen is one of the most important Finnish composers of the twentieth century. His music radiates warmth and light, but also contains moments of grandeur and rhythmic energy. His Requiem, written in memory of his first wife, is both a powerful choral symphony and a tender, moving embodiment of consolation. Originally scored for large orchestra, the Requiem is heard here in a new version for organ intended to bring the work within the reach of smaller forces.