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Kantelinen: Lumikuningatar (The Snow Queen) / Finnish National Opera Orchestra

Kantelinen / Finnish National Opera Orch
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1231   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tumoas Kantelinen
Conductor:  Tuomas Kantelinen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish National Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With The Snow Queen, the Finnish National Ballet scored a hit. This success was due not only to Andersen's wonderful story and its brilliant staging but also to the music of composer Tuomas Kantelinen. He says he wanted "to write music that is melodic, beautiful and accessible, as its principal function is to put viewers of all ages into a cheerful Christmas mood. It is a deliberate nod towards the tradition of Christmas ballets for the whole family, such as Nutcracker. I had a great deal of fun creating character dance pastiches that illustrate the conceptions that people have of the musical styles of various countries." With The Snow Queen, the Finnish National Ballet scored a hit. This success was due not only to Andersen's wonderful story and its brilliant staging but also to the music of composer Tuomas Kantelinen. He says he wanted "to write music that is melodic, beautiful and accessible, as its principal function is to put viewers of all ages into a cheerful Christmas mood. It is a deliberate nod towards the tradition of Christmas ballets for the whole family, such as Nutcracker. I had a great deal of fun creating character dance pastiches that illustrate the conceptions that people have of the musical styles of various countries." Read less

Works on This Recording

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The Snow Queen by Tumoas Kantelinen
Conductor:  Tuomas Kantelinen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish National Opera Orchestra

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