Lahti Symphony Orchestra

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Active: 1949 - ; Lahti, Finland
Holding a population of less than 98,000 in 2002, Lahti, Finland, boasts a world-renowned symphony, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra (Sinfonia Lahti). A distance of 100 kilometers north-northeast of Helsinki, the city and region see annual symphony attendance of approximately 58,000. Under the leadership of conductor Osmo Vänskä and through an attractive contract with Bis Records, the Lahti Symphony has won acclaim for its performances of music by Read more Baltic composers Sibelius, Joonas Kokkonen, Uuno Klami, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Kalevi Aho. Founded in 1949 as a restructuring of the orchestra maintained by the Lahti Friends of Music since 1910, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra offers nearly 100 performances annually, some of them given in Helsinki. It regularly appears at Nordic music festivals such as the Helsinki Festival, the Stockholm New Music Festival, and the Helsinki Biennale, devoted to contemporary music. It has toured extensively, performing in such countries as England, the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Japan, and Russia. At home, it performs in the new Sibelius Hall in Lahti, as well as the Church of the Cross, the venue for the orchestra's recordings. In addition to its symphonic, operatic, and recorded performances, the Lahti Symphony presents a range of programming for children and youth, all of it created to foster musical development. The orchestra's conductor, Osmo Vänskä, served the symphony as guest conductor from 1985 to 1988 before his appointment as chief conductor in 1988. Since then, he has become recognized as one of the world's leading orchestral directors, now also music director for the Minnesota Orchestra. Under his leadership, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra has won several international recording awards. Twice the winner of Gramophone Magazine's top award, it was honored for its recordings of the original versions of Sibelius' violin concerto and his Symphony No. 5 and En Saga. The orchestra was bestowed the Grand Prix of the Académie Charles Cros in 1993 for its recording of the complete score to Sibelius' The Tempest. In 1997, the Cannes Classical Award was given to the LSO for its recordings of the original version of Sibelius' Symphony No. 5 and the same composer's Wood Nymph. The complete orchestral works of Kokkonen and ongoing projects devoted to works by Klami, Rautavaara, and the orchestra's composer-in-residence Aho, are other significant recording contributions by this remarkable symphony. Read less
Sibelius: The Tempest (Complete) / Vanska, Lahti So
Release Date: 03/26/1993   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 581   Number of Discs: 1
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Sibelius: Symphonies No 6 & 7, Tapiola / Vänskä, Lahti So
Release Date: 10/01/1996   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 864   Number of Discs: 1
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Armas Jarnefelt: Orchestral Works / Jaakko Kuusisto, Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Release Date: 11/30/2010   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1753   Number of Discs: 1
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Aho: Symphony No 1;  Hiljaisus: Violin Concerto / Gräsbeck
Release Date: 04/05/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 396   Number of Discs: 1
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Kokkonen: Cello Concerto, Etc / Thedéen, Vänskä, Lahti So
Release Date: 03/25/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 468   Number of Discs: 1
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Active: 1949 - ; Lahti, Finland
Holding a population of less than 98,000 in 2002, Lahti, Finland, boasts a world-renowned symphony, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra (Sinfonia Lahti). A distance of 100 kilometers north-northeast of Helsinki, the city and region see annual symphony attendance of approximately 58,000. Under the leadership of conductor Osmo Vänskä and through an attractive contract with Bis Records, the Lahti Symphony has won acclaim for its performances of music by Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Lemminkainen and the Maidens of the Island
II. The Swan of Tuonela
III. Lemminkainen in Tuonela
IV. Lemminkainen's Return
I. Moderato, Passionato
II. Cadenza I (Pizzicato)
III. Presto - Tranquillo - Presto
IV. Misterioso (Cadenza II)
V. Andante - Allegro ritmico
I. Nebbia
II. Musica bizzarra
III. Interludio
IV. Musica strana
No. 1. Avaushymni (Opening Hymn)
No. 1. Avaushymni (Opening Hymn)
No. 2. Suloinen aate (Thoughts be our Comfort)
No. 2. Suloinen aate (Thoughts be our Comfort)
No. 3. Kulkue (Procession)
No. 3. Hymni (Hymn): Naatko kuinka hennon yrtin (Though Young Leaves Be Green)
No. 9. Ylistyshymni (Hymn)
No. 7. Kulkue (Procession)
No. 7. Hymni (Hymn): Kella kaipuu rinnassansa (Whosoever Hath a Love)
No. 8. Veljesvirsi (Ode to Fraternity)
No. 4. Kulkue (Procession)
No. 4. Hymni (Hymn): Ken kyynelin (Who Ne'er Hath Blent His Bread with Tears)
No. 10. Marche funebre (Funeral March)
No. 6. Salem
No. 11. Suur' olet, Herra (Ode)
No. 5. On kaunis maa (How Fair Are Earth and Living)
No. 12. Finlandia-hymni (Finlandia Hymn)
No. 1. Avaushymni (Opening Hymn)
No. 2. Suloinen aate (Thoughts be our Comfort)
No. 3. Kulkue ja Hymni (Procession and Hymn): Naatko kuinka hennon yrtin (Though Young Leaves Be Green)
No. 9. Ylistyshymni (Hymn)
No. 7. Hymni (Hymn): Kella kaipuu rinnassansa (Whosoever Hath a Love)
No. 8. Veljesvirsi (Ode to Fraternity)
No. 4. Kulkue ja Hymni (Procession and Hymn): Ken kyynelin (Who Ne'er Hath Blent His Bread with Tears)
No. 10. Marche funebre (Funeral March)
No. 6. Salem
No. 11. Suur' olet, Herra (Ode)
No. 5. On kaunis maa (How Fair Are Earth and Living)
I. Moderato -
II. Lento
III. Molto allegro
I. Chaconne
II. Pianissimo Scherzo
III. Andante Flautando
IV. Accelerando Finale
HUL 1325
HUL 1326/9
HUL 1326/10
HUL 1327
I. Lamento
II. Presto -
III. Interludium: Adagio -
IV. Cadenza -
V. Andante cantabile ?Çô Adagio
I. Andante
II. Allegro
I. teteme
II. le revele
III. entremeles
I. Andantino
II. Marcia
III. Rubato
IV. Allegro
I. Andante e rubato
II. Slow and Sweet
III. Fast
I. Andantino
II. Adagio quasi andante
III. Presto
IV. Lento assai
V. Allegro feroce
I. Allegretto quasi marcia
II. Andante espressivo
III. Adagio
IV. Allegretto
V. Sostenuto
VI. Allegro vivace
I. -
II. -
III. -
I. Introduzione - Allegro imperioso - Interludio I - Andante semplice, malinconico - Interludio II - Moderato aristocratico
II. Introduzione - Presto violento e allegretto strisciante e accondiscente - Andante triste e rassegnato - Sunto e culminante - Epilogo
I. Intermezzo: Moderato
II. Ballade: Tempo di menuetto
III. Alla marcia: Moderato
I. Samaanit (The Shamans)
II. Kaamos ja keskikesa (Winter Darkness and Midsummer)
III. Laulu tunturissa (Song in the Fells)
IV. Myrsky tunturissa (Storm in the Fells)
I. Introduction: Allegro moderato
II. Kullervo's Youth: Grave
III. Kullervo and his Sister: Allegro vivace
IV. Kullervo Goes to War: Alla marcia [Allegro molto] - Vivace - Presto
V. Kullervo's Death: Andante
I. Syntyi kun maailmat, luonto kun luotiin (When the planets were born, when nature was created)
II. Kaskeksi korvet ne raadettiin (We tore down and burned the woods for fields)
III. Andantino
I. Allegro: Terve nuori ruhtinas (Hail young prince)
II. Allegro: Oikeuden varmasa turvassa (In the sure security of justice)
I. Lemminkainen and the Maidens of the Island: Allegro assai - Allegro
II. Lemminkainen and Tuonela: Largamente - Molto lento - Largamente
III. Lemminkainen's Return: Allegro con fuoco - Molto vivace
IV. Lemminkainen's Return: Allegro con fuoco - Molto vivace - [Quasi presto/ Vivacissimo]
Allegretto un poco -
Poco adagio -
Allegro non troppo - Adagio - Allegro vivace
I. Tempestoso
II. Cadenza: Tranquillo
III. Vivace con brio
IV. Adagio mesto
V. Epilogo: Misterioso
I. Andante, ma non troppo: Allegro energico
II. Andante (ma non troppo lento)
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Finale (Quasi una Fantasia) - Andante - Allegro molto
I. Tempo molto moderato, quasi adagio
II. Allegro molto vivace
III. Il tempo largo
IV. Allegro
I. Allegretto
II. Tempo Andanre, ma rubato
III. Vivacissimo -
IV. Finale: Allegro moderato
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto
III. Moderato - Allegro (ma non tanto)
I. Tempo molto moderato: Allegro moderato  
II. Andante mosso, quasi allegretto  
III. Allegro molto: Largamente assai  


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