Songs of Love and Sorrow

ODE1356-2 copySongs and Love and Sorrow is a new CD of music by Peter Lieberson played by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor Hannu Lintu.  There are two works on the album.  The first is The Six Realms; a cello symphony in six movements heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.  The soloist here is Lieberson’s close friend Anssi Karttunen.  Curiously this work was commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project and premiered by them with Yo -Yo Ma conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste.  For more information on the piece see the Composer’s Notes.

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