Works Discography

Einar Englund (1916-1999)

Finnish composer, pianist, composition teacher and music critic Einar Englund was born in Ljugam on June 17th, 1916, and studied with Bengt Carlson at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. On a recommendation from Sibelius, possibly on the basis of his piano quintet, he continued his studies with Aaron Copland at Tanglewood. He fought in World War II, an experience which inspired at least some of his earlier works. Gaining tumultous acclaim for his first two symphonies, Englund rose to prominence in the period immediately following World War II, where his music's resemblance to the works of Shostokovich and Prokofiev attracted the attention of music lovers and critics alike. A composer who didn't belong to any modern school or trend, he over the years continued to enrich and refine his distinctive personal style. Englund died in Ljugam on June 27th, 1999.

Ondine recorded the complete symphonies, as well as the piano concertos and the cello concerto, in addition to the incidental music The Great Wall of China.

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Finnish Music Information Centre

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Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1954)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 (1955)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 (1974)
Epinikia (1947)
Sonata for Violin and Piano (1979)
Symphony No. 1 "The War Symphony" (1946)
Symphony No. 2 "The Blackbird Symphony" (1948)
Symphony No. 3 "Barbarossa" (1969-71)
Symphony No. 4 "The Nostalgic", for strings and percussion (1976)
Symphony No. 5 "Fennica" (To the Memory of J.K. Paasikivi) (1977)
Symphony No. 6 "Aphorisms" (1984)
Symphony No. 7 (1988)
The Great Wall of China - Concert Suite after a play by Max Frisch (1949)
The Reindeer Ride (Poroajot), from the film The White Reindeer
Violin Concerto
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Discography (extract)

Finland 100

A Century of Finnish Classics

5 CD collection celebrating 100 years of Finland's independence

Orchestral Works I & II


Vocal Works

Chamber Music

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, conductor

Olli Mustonen, conductor


Released 11/2016

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Einar Englund

Uuno Klami

Violin Concertos

Benjamin Schmid, violin

Oulu Symphony Orchestra

Johannes Gustavsson, conductor

ODE 1278-2


Released 10/2016

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Valkoiset ruusut. Musiikkia Suomi-filmeistä
(Music from Finnish motion pictures)
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, soprano
Tommi Hakala, baritone
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor
ODE 1136-2

Released 10/2008

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Einar Englund
Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Matti Raekallio, piano
Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Eri Klas, conductor
ODE 1015-2

Released 06/2003

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