LEEVI MADETOJA (1887-1947): Kullervo, Op. 15, Symphony No. 2, Op. 35, Elegy, Op. 4/1.
Catalogue Number: 02O060
Reference: ODE 1212-2
Description: Madetoja approaches becoming standard repertoire with this, the fourth recording of his second symphony from 1918 (if you don't already own one, think Richard Strauss and the Russians around Glazunov with a sprinkling of Sibelius). The 1913 Kullervo is a 14-minute tone-poem even closer to Sibelius while the 1909 Elegy was Madetoja's first orchestral work which he later made the first movement of his Symphonic Suite. Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds.