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Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra: ‘Kullervo’ grabs Diapason Gold

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The Diapason d’Or for ‘Kullervo’ doesn’t only reward a single disc in this case, but rather the peak of a process which insiders had already noticed years ago. The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra have gradually upgraded their profile from just another orchestra into one of the more active and modern symphonics of Europe, whose live activities are as popular as their studio recordings – their recent album “Scene d'amore”, for example, has garnered equal success in the critical department, with the Ondine connection sure to deliver more quality material in the near and distant future.

As John Storgårds has picked up his duties as the new principal conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the ensemble has furthermore sold plenty of tickets for the upcoming season already, as officials reported. Part of this commercial success has been down to celebrations surrounding some of the major players in contemporary composition, including Einojuhani Rautavaara, Magnus Lindberg, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Elliott Carter and Krzysztof Penderecki – the latter of whom will conduct some of his works at his 75th birthday concert on November 27.

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