Track listing Awards Press review Also recommended...

Product details

Content
Aulis Sallinen
The King Goes Forth to France - Opera in Three Acts

Artists

Genres
Opera
Finnish contemporary

Series
Critics' choices

Features
2 CDs; booklet with liner notes and synopsis in English, German, French and Finnish, and the libretto in the original Finnish and in English

Format:
CD

Released:
February 2006

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1066-2D

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195106624

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Track listing

CD1
74:43
The King Goes Forth to France - A chronicle for the music theatre of the coming Ice Age
1
Act I, Act II
74:43


CD2
53:10
The King Goes Forth to France - A chronicle for the music theatre of the coming Ice Age
1
Act III
53:10



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Awards

BBC Music Magazine 'Choice'
Gramophone 'Editor's Choice'
ClassicsToday.com '10/10'

Press review

Not enough modern operas really engage with the problems of our times. In this sometimes absurdist but always biting satire, Aulis Sallinen lashes into concerns ranging from the environment to the abdication of personal responsibility.
Guy Rickards, Gramophone, July 2006, Editor's Choice

Aptly described as 'a fairy tale for grown ups' (...). Sallinen's strongest music in an opera that shows his innate theatricality.
John Allison, BBC Music Magazine, June 2006, Disc of the Month: Opera Choice

It's a hugely welcome recording (...). Excellently documented (...). Warmly recommended.
John Allison, Opera, June 2006, Disc of the Month

Tommi Hakala's King and Jyrki Korhonen's Prime Minister are standouts (...), the four women are equally fine. (...) Sallinen's tangy music and apparently sly wit make this a fascinating show, and following the work with the libretto reaps many rewards. A vibrant, unique work.
Robert Levine, ClassicsToday.com, May 2006, Artistic Quality 10/10 Sound Quality

Oko Kamu, who conducted the Savonlinna première in 1984 (...), is an experienced guide, and the cast (...) is uniformly excellent. (...) a thought-provoking, approchable contemporary opera.
Matthew Rye, The Daily Telegraph, May 6, 2006, Classical CD of the week


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