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'My apotheosis of the dance' is how Kalevi Aho describes his Symphony No.15. With two dance movements and rhythm a central element, the score calls for numerous percussion instruments, including non-Western ones such as bongos, darbuka, djembe and the riqq, an Arabian tambourine.

Non-Western music also played an important part during the creation of Minea, which references Indian ragas, Japanese shakuhachi music, Arabian rhythms and Eastern scales. Aho explains that his aim has been to expand his own sound world with elements of other classical music cultures, and to try to view the Western musical tradition from other perspectives.

image for catalogue no. BIS1866 Catalogue No.: BIS1866 (barcode: 7318599918662)
Format: Hybrid SACD
Record Label: BIS
Duration: 78 minutes
Release Date: 06-Jan-2014
Composer: Kalevi Aho
Title: Symphony No. 15
Conductor: Jaakko Kuusisto and Osmo Vanska
Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Artists: Eero Munter      
Works: Minea - Concertante Music for Orchestra. Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra. Symphony Number 15.
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