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Finland 100

A Century of Finnish Classics

5 CD collection celebrating 100 years of Finland's independence

Orchestral Works I & II

Concertos

Vocal Works

Chamber Music



Artists:
Soile Isokoski, soprano
Karita Mattila, soprano
Anu Komsi, soprano
Jorma Hynninen, baritone
Matti Salminen, bass
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Minna Pensola, violin
Kaija Saarikettu, violin
Marko Ylönen, cello
Anssi Karttunen, cello
Kari Kriikku, clarinet
Matti Raekallio, piano
Paavali Jumppanen, piano
Marita Viitasalo, piano
Anna Laakso, piano
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Wegelius Chamber Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Leif Segerstam, conductor
John Storgårds, conductor
Sakari Oramo, conductor
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Okko Kamu, conductor
Tuomas Hannikainen, conductor
Ulf Söderblom, conductor
Markus Lehtinen, conductor
Ville Matvejeff, piano & conductor
Olli Mustonen, conductor

Genres:
Chamber
Orchestral
Vocal
Finnish contemporary
Finnish traditional

Features:

Sleeve notes in English and Finnish.

Song lyrics in original Finnish & Swedish and in English translation.

Format:
5 CDs

Released:
November 2016

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1300-2Q

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195130025

Track listing

CD 1 Finnish Orchestral Works I 74:47
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
1 Andante festivo (1922) 3:44
Robert Kajanus (1856-1933)
2 Overtura sinfonica 9:10
Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947)
3 Sunday Morning from Rural Pictures 4:20
Ernest Pingoud (1887-1942)
4 Chantecler, Op. 15 (1918) 7:33
Väinö Raitio (1891-1945)
5 Fantasia poetica, Op. 25 (1923) 10:00
Uuno Klami (1900-1961)
6 Karelian Rhapsody, Op. 15 14:24
Erkki Melartin (1875-1937)
Music from the ballet The Blue Pearl, Op. 160
7 II. Entrée avec pantomime 4:00
8 VIII. Scène (Tempête) 2:32
9 Pas de deux 3:07
Aarre Merikanto (1893-1958)
10 Intrada 5:40
Uuno Klami (1900-1961)
Kalevala Suite, Op. 23 (1943)
11 The Forging of the Sampo 7:24
Einar Englund (1916-1999)
12 The Reindeer Ride (Poroajot), from the film The White Reindeer 1:24


CD 2 Finnish Orchestral Works II 66:42
Heikki Aaltoila (1905-1992)
1 Akselin ja Elinan häävalssi 3:53
Aulis Sallinen (1935-)
The Iron Age Suite (Rauta-aika -sarja)
2 The Wedding Procession of Ilmari and the Golden Woman 1:58
Pehr Henrik Nordgren (1944-2008)
Cronaca for string orchestra, Op. 79 (1991)
3 Duo 5:30
Jouni Kaipainen (1956-)
4 Sisyphus Dreams, Op. 47 (1994) 10:36
Kaija Saariaho (1952-)
5 Laterna Magica (2008) 23:27
Magnus Lindberg (1958-)
6 Era 20:19


CD 3 Finnish Concertos 68:29
Aarre Merikanto (1893-1958)
Piano Concerto No. 2 23:14
1 I. Tranquillo 11:07
2 II. Lento assai 6:21
3 III. Allegro assai 5:46
Joonas Kokkonen (1921-1996)
Cello Concerto (1969) 22:11
4 I. Moderato mosso - Allegro 7:23
5 II. Allegretto 3:12
6 III. Adagio 6:06
7 IV. Cadenza (Adagio) 3:27
8 V. Allegro vivace 2:03
Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)
Concerto for Birds and Orchestra "Cantus Arcticus" (1972) 19:21
9 I. The Bog 6:54
10 II. Melancholy 4:18
11 III. Swans Migrating 8:09
Olli Mustonen (1967-)
12 Frogs Dancing on Water Lilies for cello and string orchestra (2000) 3:08


CD 4 Finnish Vocal Works 58:04
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
1 Demanten på marssön (The diamond on the March snow), Op. 36/6 2:37
2 Under strandens granar, Op. 13/1 5:10
3 Men min fågel märks dock icke, Op. 36/2 2:47
4 Den första kyssen (The First Kiss), Op. 37/1 1:58
5 Var det en dröm (Did I Just Dream?), Op. 37/4 2:22
6 Kaiutar, Op. 72/4 3:06
Yrjö Kilpinen (1892-1959)
7 Kesäyö (Summer Night) 2:21
8 Vanha kirkko (The Old Church), Op. 54/1 3:13
9 Rannalta I (From the Shore I) 3:40
Martti Turunen (1902-1979)
10 Sunnuntai (Sunday) 3:28
Traditional
11 Tuuli se taivutti koivun larvan (The Wind Bent Down) 2:53
12 Niin kauan minä tramppaan (I'll Walk Around This Here Village) 1:09
Leevi Madetoja (1887-1947)
13 Luulit, mä katselin sua (You Thought I Was Watching You) 2:49
14 Lintu sininen (Bluebird) 2:13
Frans Linnavuori (1880-1926)
15 Minä laulan sun iltasi tähtihin (I Sing for Your Evening The Starlight) 1:36
Heino Kaski (1885-1957)
16 Lähdettyäs (After You Went Away) 2:18
Lauri Ikonen (1888-1966)
17 Pirtissäni pimenee (My Room Is Growing Darker) 2:44
Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)
Aleksis Kivi - Opera in Three Acts (1996)
18 Melancholy (Ikävyys) 3:42
19 Song of My Heart (Sydämeni laulu) 3:36
Kaija Saariaho (1952-)
Leino Songs (2007)
20 Looking at You (Sua katselen) 2:58


CD 5 Finnish Chamber Works 71:42
Aulis Sallinen (1935-)
1 Chamber Music II, Op. 41 for alto flute and string orchestra (1976) 14:58
Einar Englund (1916-1999)
Sonata for Violin and Piano (1979) 20:32
2 I. Preambulum 5:50
3 II. Intermezzo 4:08
4 III. Elegia 6:08
5 IV. Finale 4:19
Jukka Tiensuu (1948-)
6 Plus II, for clarinet and cello (1992) 9:14
Olli Mustonen (1967-)
Nonet No. 2 (2000) 14:31
7 I. Inquieto 1:41
8 II. Allegro impetuoso 3:20
9 III. Adagio 6:59
10 IV. Vivacissimo 2:34
Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)
11 Summer Thoughts, for violin and piano (1972/2008) 4:34
Kaija Saariaho (1952-)
12 Tocar for violin and piano (2010) 7:09


Complete description

2017 marks the centenary of Finland’s independence. This 5 CD collection encompasses works by native composers from 1917 to the present and reflects the flourishing talent, artistry and experimentation of Finland’s classical music scene. These compositions are imbued with the beauty and isolation of the Finnish landscape, while capturing the nuance and personality of each composer.


This anthology features Finnish artists from the Ondine catalogue, including some of the most prestigious orchestras, singers and instrumentalists of the country.