Symphony No. 2 ‘The Earth Anew’
“New music of a very, very high quality” Gramophone
The second symphony of the prize-winning Faroese composer Sunleif Rasmussen (b. 1961) is composed as a life cycle based on the Old Norse myth of the tree of life, Yggdrasil, and carries the title ‘The Earth Anew’. Inspired by natural phenomena and Faroese melodies, Rasmussen is a great believer in a shared Nordic identity, and this world premiere recording bears witness to his strong artistic partnership with Finnish conductor John Storgårds and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.Sunleif RasmussenSymphony No. 2 'The Earth Anew'
1 I. Andantino espressivo e agitato 12:51 2 II. Lugubre e molto espressivo 10:11 3 III. Scherzo impromptu 9:26 4 IV. Maestoso furioso - Tranquillo e dolce 20:34