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Northern Highlights - Ultimate Finnish Orchestral Favorites


Release Date: 09/25/2001 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 991   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Heino KaskiErkki MelartinJean SibeliusEinojuhani Rautavaara,   ... 
Conductor:  Leif SegerstamTuomas OllilaJuha KangasSakari Oramo,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic OrchestraTapiola SinfoniettaOstrobothnian Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Pieces for Piano, Op. 7: no 1, Prelude in G flat major by Heino Kaski
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2. Prinsessa Ruusunen: Juhlamarssi by Erkki Melartin
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3. Suite mignonne for Flute and Strings, Op. 98 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Tuomas Ollila
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1921; Finland 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
4. Suite for String Orchestra by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor:  Juha Kangas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Finland 
Length: 12 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5. Presto for Strings by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Tuomas Ollila
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6. Karelian Rhapsody, Op. 15 by Uuno Klami
Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Finland 
Length: 14 Minutes 24 Secs. 
7. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Eri Klas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 8 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Finland (1899 - 1900). 
8. Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Tuomas Ollila
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
9. The Great Wall of China: Overture by Sven Einar Englund
Conductor:  Eri Klas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
10. The Great Wall of China: Masquerade in a Chinese Garden by Sven Einar Englund
Conductor:  Eri Klas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
11. The Great Wall of China: Rumba by Sven Einar Englund
Conductor:  Eri Klas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
12. The Great Wall of China: March à la Shostakovich by Sven Einar Englund
Conductor:  Eri Klas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Prelude in G flat major, Op. 7 (version for orchestra): Prelude in G flat major, Op. 7
Prinsessa Ruusunen (Sleeping Beauty) Suite No. 1, Op. 22: VI. Haamarssi (Festive March)
Suite mignonne, Op. 98a (version for orchestra): I. Petite Scene
Suite mignonne, Op. 98a (version for orchestra): II. Polka
Suite mignonne, Op. 98a (version for orchestra): III. Epilogue
Presto in D major
Valse triste, Op. 44, No. 1
Finlandia, Op. 26 (version for mixed chorus and orchestra): Finlandia, Op. 26 (complete version for mixed chorus and orchestra)
Suite: I. Presto
Suite: II. Andante
Suite: III. Vivace assai (Alla giga)
The Great Wall of China Suite: I. Ouvertura
The Great Wall of China Suite: II. Masquerade in a Chinese Garden
The Great Wall of China Suite: IV. Rumba
The Great Wall of China Suite: VI. March a la Shostakovich
Karjalainen rapsodia (Karelian Rhapsody), Op. 15

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