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A Tribute To Martti Talvela


Release Date: 11/16/1999 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 945   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Toivo KuulaJean SibeliusWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Martti TalvelaHertha KlustEero Heinonen
Conductor:  Jussi JalasPaavo BerglundOkko KamuLeif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Singers with a following such as Martti Talvela's are usually found in the tenor or soprano range, occasionally baritone. But Talvela's deep bass, with its incredibly mellifluous character, won the hearts of fans the world over.
This collection of recordings from Talvela's career reveals his range as a singer. Beginning with a collection of folk songs from the South Ostrobothnian region of his native Finland, the album shows the vitality of his performance. His opera roles are marked with a great dramatic sensibility and superior technique.
The recordings made between 1963 and 1988 capture Talvela at the height of his popularity. The album is an excellent retrospective of a well-respected career.
Singers with a following such as Martti Talvela's are usually found in the tenor or soprano range, occasionally baritone. But Talvela's deep bass, with its incredibly mellifluous character, won the hearts of fans the world over.
This collection of recordings from Talvela's career reveals his range as a singer. Beginning with a collection of folk songs from the South Ostrobothnian region of his native Finland, the album shows the vitality of his performance. His opera roles are marked with a great dramatic sensibility and superior technique.
The recordings made between 1963 and 1988 capture Talvela at the height of his popularity. The album is an excellent retrospective of a well-respected career. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
I'll march through the streets by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass), Hertha Klust (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
2.
Cry from the bottom of the grave by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass), Hertha Klust (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
3.
O those thousand hours by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass), Hertha Klust (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
4.
The lads go round the village streets by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass), Hertha Klust (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
5.
The wind it bent the birchtree top by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Hertha Klust (Piano), Martti Talvela (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: This recording is a monaural recording. 
6.
Ketolan Jukka by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Hertha Klust (Piano), Martti Talvela (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
7.
People think I'm full of joy by Toivo Kuula
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass), Hertha Klust (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
8.
Kullervo, Op. 7: Kullervo's Lament by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Jussi Jalas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
9.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Solche hergelauf'ne Laffen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
10.
Don Carlos: Ella giammai m'amò...Dormirò sol sul manto mio regal by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Jussi Jalas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Der fliegende Holländer: Mögst du, mein Kind by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Jussi Jalas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
Mephistopheles' song of the flea by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Jussi Jalas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Igor Stravinsky 
13.
The Last Temptations: I have yet, before I die by Joonas Kokkonen
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973-1975; Finland 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
14.
The Last Temptations: I can't open the door by Joonas Kokkonen
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Okko Kamu
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973-1975; Finland 
Length: 7 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
15.
Boris Godunov: My soul is sad by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
16.
Boris Godunov: I have attained the highest power "Boris' Monologue" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
17.
Boris Godunov: Farewell, my son, I am dying "Death of Boris" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Length: 10 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
18.
Sadko: Song of the Varangian Merchant by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
19.
Songs, Op. 23: no 1, From the shore by Yrjö Kilpinen
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass), Eero Heinonen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
20.
Songs, Op. 23: no 3, Summer night by Yrjö Kilpinen
Performer:  Eero Heinonen (Piano), Martti Talvela (Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 
21.
Lakeus, Op. 22: no 3, Night by Yrjö Kilpinen
Performer:  Eero Heinonen (Piano), Martti Talvela (Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Finnish 

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