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Puumala: Anna Liisa

Puumala / Juntunen / Tapiola Sinfonietta
Release Date: 05/12/2015 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1254   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Veli-Matti Puumala
Performer:  Martti AnttilaJarno LehtolaVille RusanenTanja Kauppinen-savijoka,   ... 
Conductor:  Jan Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola SinfoniettaHelsinki Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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This Ondine release marks the world premiere recording of Veli-Matti Puumala’s (b. 1965) opera Anna Liisa, based on a popular 19th c. Finnish play concerning the tragedy of the protagonist caught between the norms of the surrounding society and her own moral conscience. The music is characterized by a clash of intense and energetic textures with quiet landscapes with a quite different timescale. In addition to Jan Soderblom conducting the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the opera features several well-known Finnish opera artists. Mr. Puumala is Prof. of Composition at the Sibelius Academy.


This Ondine release marks the world premiere recording of Veli-Matti Puumala’s (b. 1965) opera Anna Liisa, based on a popular 19th c. Finnish play concerning the tragedy of the protagonist caught between the norms of the surrounding society and her own moral conscience. The music is characterized by a clash of intense and energetic textures with quiet landscapes with a quite different timescale. In addition to Jan Soderblom conducting the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the opera features several well-known Finnish opera artists. Mr. Puumala is Prof. of Composition at the Sibelius Academy. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Anna Liisa by Veli-Matti Puumala
Performer:  Martti Anttila (Tenor), Jarno Lehtola (Tenor), Ville Rusanen (Baritone),
Tanja Kauppinen-savijoka (Soprano), Helena Juntunen (Soprano), Sanna Kurki-suonio (Mezzo Soprano),
Jorma Hynninen (Baritone), Anu Hostikka (Soprano), Juha Hostikka (Baritone),
Jouni Kokora (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Jan Soderblom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta,  Helsinki Chamber Choir

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