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Product details

Content
Pictures from Finland
Kuvia Suomesta

Artists

Genres
Orchestral

Series
Photo album + CD (tourist compilation)

Features
Digipak with full colour booklet, containing liner notes in English and Finnish and numerous illustrations

Format:
CD

Released:
September 2007 (Finland)

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1112-2

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195111222

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Track listing

CD
70:55
1
Suomenlinna Overture, Op. 30
11:55

Kuvia Suomesta (Pictures from Finland), Op. 24
2
I. Kevätunelmia (Spring Dreams)
7:15

3
II. Rekiretki (Sleigh Ride)
2:18


Pohjalaisia-sarjasta (The Ostrobothnians suite), Op. 52
4
II. Vangin laulu (The Prisoner's Song)
3:52


5
Overtura sinfonica
9:12

6
Valse lente (arr. Nils-Eric Fougstedt)
3:31

8
Häämarssi (Wedding March) (arr. Eero Kosonen)
6:01

9
584 Siunaa ja varjele meitä (Suomalainen rukous, Op. 27/2)
2:36

10
Intrada
5:41

11
Valse triste, Op. 44/1
5:41

12
Kevätlaulu (Spring Song), Op. 16
8:56


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Awards

klassik-heute.com '10 • 10 • 10'

Press review

A splendid choice as a business gift: a collection of early 20th-century Finnish national romantic orchestral music (...) gorgeous illustrations add to a fine CD product.
Lauri Kilpiö, Suomen Kuvalehti, March 7, 2008

A successful album, which forms an ideal present for others or yourself. You could not imagine a better visiting card for Finland!
Sixtus König, klassik-heute.com, December 2007, 10 • 10 • 10

Complete description

This CD + photo album product features a fine collection of 12 Finnish orchestral gems (including Valse triste by Sibelius, Wedding March by Toivo Kuula and Valse lente by Oskar Merikanto), newly recorded under the direction of chief conductor Leif Segerstam. The booklet includes 18 carefully chosen colour photographs of typical Finnish landscapes, which illustrate the inspiration which the featured composers draw from their relationship with Finnish nature.

This digipak album was released in 2007 in celebration of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra's 125th anniversary. The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1882 and remains the oldest professional symphony orchestra in the Nordic countries. It gave the first performances of almost all the symphonic works by Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) with the composer himself conducting.

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