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Content
A Century of Finnish Chamber Music
Live from the Kuhmo Festival

Artists

Genres
Chamber
Finnish contemporary

Features
Boxed set of 6 CDs; booklet with liner notes in English and Finnish and the song lyrics in the original language and in English

Format:
CD

Released:
June 2002

Catalogue No.:
ODE 984-2S

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195098424

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Track listing

CD 1
67:55
Piano Trio, Op. 7 (1908)
50:09
1
I. Moderato assai
18:26

2
II. Scherzo (Allegro con Brio)
6:22

3
III. Andante elegico
13:23

4
IV. Finale (Allegro vivace)
11:55


String Trio, Op. 133
17:36
5
I. Andante
5:19

6
II. Andante funebre
4:28

7
III. Presto
2:49

8
IV. Finale (Vivace)
4:59


CD 2
55:06
Concerto for Violin, Clarinet, French Horn and String Sextet (Schott Concerto) (1924)
22:42
1
I. Largo – Allegro
5:57

2
II. Largo – Vivace
10:35

3
III. Allegro vivace
6:08


4
Juninatt, Op. 5/5
3:45

5
Ljuset flämtar, Op. 5/4
3:05

6
Kuollut hetki, Op. 11/3
2:40

7
Kuutamolla, Op. 28/1
2:38

Three Fantasies for clarinet
9:35
8
I. Moderato grottescamente
3:27

9
II. Adagio elegiaco
2:39

10
III. Comodo e poco rubato
3:27


11
Kesäyö
3:12

12
Valvotko kaukana siellä
2:00

13
Veräjäpuu
1:47

14
Askeleita
3:08

CD 3
67:43
Introduction and Tango
9:48
1
I. Introduction
5:52

2
II. Tango Overture
3:56


Sonata for Violin and Piano (1979)
19:38
3
I. Preambulum (Molto moderato, quasi andante)
6:10

4
II. Intermezzo (Allegro giocoso)
4:01

5
III. Elegia (Adagio)
5:10

6
IV. Finale (Allegro moderato)
4:16


String Quartet No. 3 (1976)
16:28
7
I. Allegretto
7:26

8
II. Allegro
3:13

9
III. Adagio
5:49


Die Liebenden - Song cycle for voice and string quintet (1959/arr. 2000)
21:18
10
I. Liebes-Lied
4:18

11
II. Der Schauende
7:23

12
III. Die Liebende
5:41

13
IV. Der Tod der Geliebten
3:54


CD 4
60:32
Divetimento I (1955)
10:09
1
I. Ouverture (Allegro giocoso)
3:11

2
II. Lullaby (Andante Tranquillo)
5:17

3
III. Cancan
1:40


4
Sonatine for two violins (1972)
9:45

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1984)
13:08
5
I
5:25

6
II
7:43


7
The Flute – Mirror of Water (1984)
9:41

String Quintet, Op. 110 (2000)
17:07
8
I
6:18

9
II
10:49


CD 5
63:44
String Quintet, Op. 78 (2000)
23:05
1
I. Punctus: Affettuoso ed espressivo
8:23

2
II. Ludus: Vivacissimo, leggiero
5:20

3
III. Cantus: Largo appassionato
9:20


Trio No. 3, Op. 29 (1987)
21:37
4
I. Sostenuto
6:31

5
II. Presto
3:03

6
III. "Marcia funebre" Adagio
4:45

7
IV. Prestissimo con leggerezza
2:48

8
V. Andante
4:28


9
Clarinet Quintet (1992)
18:42

CD 6
62:44
1
…la nuit n’est pas (1984)
7:20

2
Spins and spells (1996)
6:41

3
Drang (1998)
6:46

4
, mutta for three accordions (1987)
4:31

5
Sonata for pianoforte solo (1997)
7:05

String Quartet (1994)
29:27
6
I. Introduzione
11:44

7
II. Seconda parte
17:43


Awards

Le Monde de la Musique 'Choc'
Classica-Répertoire 'R10 du mois'

Press review

This box reveals an enormeous stylistic variety (...). The liner notes are exemplary (...). Once again, one has to admire the richness of music life in Finland.
Marc Vignal, Le Monde de la Musique, March 2003, 'Choc du mois'

What a beautiful and courageous panorama of chamber music in Finland today. (...) you discover repertoire of great variety, stimulating and on an exceptional level both artistically and in terms of the quality of the works.
Jean-Luc Caron, Répertoire, February 2003, 'Recommandé par Répertoire'

Complete description

This six-disc boxed set offers a broad survey of a hundred years of Finnish chamber music, featuring more than sixty performers and twenty composers - between the late Romanticism of Toivo Kuula's Piano Trio (1908) and the postmodernism of Veli-Matti Puumala's String Quartet (1994). Highlights include songs by Aare Merikanto sung by Soile Isokoski, Einojuhani Rautavaara's Rilke song cycle, sung by Marcus Ullman, and Joonas Kokkonen's third string quartet, performed by the Sibelius Quartet.

All recordings were made between 1999-2001 live at the famed Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. Ondine has maintained a privileged relationship with the Kuhmo Festival, since the label's initial mission from 1985 was to produce one live album at the Festival each season. Its exciting atmosphere since 1970, based on a unique interaction of music and nature, is reflected throughout the musical program, the recordings and the included booklet liner notes and photos.

CD 1:
[1-4] Jaakko Kuusisto, violin · Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello · Paavali Jumppanen, piano
[5-8] Echnaton Trio

CD 2:
[1-3] John Storgårds, violin · Eduard Brunner, clarinet · Radek Baborák, French horn · Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen, violin · Corinne Chapelle, violin · Pierre Lenert, viola · Tommia Aalto, viola · Götz Teutsch, cello · Martina Schucan, cello
[4-7] Helena Juntunen, soprano · Eveliina Kytömäki
[8-10] Asko Heiskanen, clarinet · Marita Viitasalo, piano
[11-14] Soile Isokoski, soprano · Marita Viitasalo, piano

CD 3:
[1-2] Laura Mikkola, piano · Jean Sibelius Quartet
[3-6] Meri Englund, violin · Tiina Karakorpi, piano
[7-9] Jean Sibelius Quartet
[10-13] Marcus Ullman, tenor · John Storgårds, violin · Cecilia Zilliacus, violin · Vladimir Mendelssohn, viola · Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello · Duncan McTier, double bass

CD 4:
[1-3] Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello · Juhani Lagerspetz, piano
[4] Meri Englund, violin · Antti Tikkanen, violin
[5-6] Asko Heiskanen, clarinet · Jerry Jantunen, piano
[7] Petri Alanko, flute · Marita Viitasalo, piano
[8-9] Pietari Inkinen, violin · Antti Tikkanen, violin · Ilari Angervo, viola · Marko Ylönen, cello · Ramon Jaffé, cello

CD 5:
[1-3] Danel Quartet
[4-8] Gryphon Trio
[9] Kari Kriikku, clarinet · Avanti! Quartet

CD 6:
[1] Roi Ruottinen, cello · Jerry Jantunen, piano
[2] Roi Ruottinen, cello
[3] Ismo Eskelinen, guitar
[4] Trio Fratres
[5] Antti Kaihola, piano
[6-7] New Helsinki Quartet

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