Tommi Hakala
Tule, armaani
Songs by Toivo Kuula

Tommi Hakala, baritone
Kristian Attila, piano



Booklet with liner notes in English, German, French and Finnish, and the song lyrics in the original language and in English


October 2006 (Finland)
January 2007 (internationally)

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1087-2


Track listing

CD 60:02
Toivo Kuula (1883-1918)
1 Suutelo (The Kiss) 5:07
2 Lyö sydän (Beat, My Heart) 1:39
3 Yli kukkien (She Walks on Flowers) 1:31
4 Syystunnelma (Autumn mood) 3:12
5 Aamulaulu (Morning Song) 1:34
6 Tuijotin tulehen kauan (Long Gazed I into the Fire) 4:50
7 Yö (Night) 2:21
8 Yö nummella (Night on the Moor) 2:51
9 Ave Maria 3:20
10 Paimenet (The Herdsmen) 4:12
11 Kohtalo (Fate) 3:08
12 Lauantai-ilta (Saturday Evening) 4:08
13 Karjapihassa (In the Cattleyard) 2:42
14 Kesäyö kirkkomaalla (Summer Night in the Churchyard) 2:59
15 Sinipiika (The Forest Maid) 2:51
16 Epilogi (Epilogue) 2:32
17 Jääkukkia (Frost Flowers) 3:06
18 Vanha syyslaulu (Autumn song) 3:56
19 Tule, armaani (Come, My Love) 3:02

Press review

A superbly engineered recital of songs by a little-known Finn. (...) Ondine's thoughtful selection is an excellent place to start getting to know this remarkable music.
Guy Rickards, Gramophone, December 2006

Complete description

A rare collection of 19 solo songs by Finnish composer Toivo Kuula: real hits in Finland and worth discovering for their tales of human passion. The powerful music combines romantic tonality with folk elements from Ostrobothnia, impressionistic colors and elegiac melodies. The songs are mostly settings by the contemporary poets Eino Leino and V.A. Koskenniemi.