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Suomi-Finland 100: A Century of Finnish Classics


Release Date: 11/11/2016 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 1300   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean SibeliusRobert KajanusLeevi MadetojaErnest Pingoud,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Length: 5 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

2017 marks the centenary of Finland’s independence. This new release encompasses works by native composers from 1917 to the present, and reflects the flourishing talent, artistry and experimentation of Finland’s classical music scene. These compositions are imbued with the beauty and isolation of the Finnish landscape, while capturing the nuance and personality of each composer. This anthology features Finnish artists from the Ondine catalogue, including some of the most prestigious orchestras, singers and instrumentalists of the country. 2017 marks the centenary of Finland’s independence. This new release encompasses works by native composers from 1917 to the present, and reflects the flourishing talent, artistry and experimentation of Finland’s classical music scene. These compositions are imbued with the beauty and isolation of the Finnish landscape, while capturing the nuance and personality of each composer. This anthology features Finnish artists from the Ondine catalogue, including some of the most prestigious orchestras, singers and instrumentalists of the country. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Andante festivo for Strings and Timpani by Jean Sibelius
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
2.
Overtura sinfonica for Orchestra by Robert Kajanus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Finland 
3.
Rural Pictures Suite for Orchestra, Op. 77: No. 2, Sunday Morning by Leevi Madetoja
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Finland 
4.
Chantecler, Op. 15 by Ernest Pingoud
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Finland 
5.
Fantasia poetica, Op. 25 by Väinö Raitio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Finland 
6.
Karelian Rhapsody, Op. 15 by Uuno Klami
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Finland 
7.
Kalevala Suite, Op. 23 by Uuno Klami
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933/1943; Finland 
8.
The Blue Pearl, Op. 160 by Erkki Melartin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
9.
Intrada for Orchestra by Aarre Merikanto
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Finland 
10.
White Reindeer Suite: The Reindeer Race by Sven Einar Englund
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
11.
Wedding Waltz by Heikki Aaltoila
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
12.
The Iron Age, Op. 55: No. 1, Wedding Procession of Ilmari and the Golden Woman by Aulis Sallinen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; Finland 
13.
Cronaca, Op. 79 by Pehr Henrik Nordgren
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; Finland 
14.
Sisyphus Dreams, Op. 47 by Jouni Kaipainen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; Finland 
15.
Laterna magica by Kaija Saariaho
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2008 
16.
Era by Magnus Lindberg
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012 
17.
Concerto for Piano no 2 by Aarre Merikanto
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937 
18.
Concerto for Cello by Joonas Kokkonen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Finland 
19.
Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 "Concerto for Birds and Orchestra" by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Finland 
20.
Frogs Dancing on Water Lilies by Olli Mustonen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; Finland 
21.
Songs (6), Op. 36: no 6, The diamond on the March snow by Jean Sibelius
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
22.
Runeberg Songs (7), Op. 13: no 1, Neath the fir trees by Jean Sibelius
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Finland 
23.
Songs (6), Op. 36: no 2, But my bird by Jean Sibelius
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
24.
Songs (5), Op. 37: no 1, First kiss by Jean Sibelius
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Finland 
25.
Songs (5), Op. 37: no 4, Was it a dream? by Jean Sibelius
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Finland 
26.
Songs (6), Op. 72: no 4, The echo-nymph by Jean Sibelius
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; Finland 
27.
Songs (9) for Chorus, Op. 23: No. 3, Summer Night by Jean Sibelius
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Finland 
28.
Songs (4) of the fells, Op. 54: no 1, The old church by Yrjö Kilpinen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Finland 
29.
Songs, Op. 23: no 1, From the shore by Yrjö Kilpinen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Finland 
30.
Sunday, Op. 25 no 1 by Martti Johannes Turunen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1945; Finland 
31.
The Wind Bent Down by Traditional
Written: Finland 
32.
I'll Walk Around This Here Village by Traditional
Written: Finland 
33.
Autumn, Op. 68: no 3, You thought I was watching you by Leevi Madetoja
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1940; Finland 
34.
Autumn, Op. 68: No. 5, Bluebird by Leevi Madetoja
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1940; Finland 
35.
Minä laulan sun iltasi tähtihin (I Sing For Your Evening the Starlight) by Frans Linnavuori
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
36.
After You Went Away by Heino Kaski
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
37.
Songs (5), Op. 33: No. 2, My Room is Growing Darker by Lauri Ikonen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
38.
Aleksis Kivi: Melancholy by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997; Finland 
39.
Aleksis Kivi: Song of my Heart by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
40.
Leino Songs: No. 1, Looking at You by Kaija Saariaho
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2007; Finland 
41.
Chamber Music no 2, Op. 41 by Aulis Sallinen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Finland 
42.
Sonata for Violin and Piano by Sven Einar Englund
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; Finland 
43.
Plus II by Jukka Tiensuu
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992 
44.
Nonet for Strings no 2 by Olli Mustonen
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; Finland 
45.
Summer Thoughts by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008; Finland 
46.
Tocar by Kaija Saariaho
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010; Finland 

Customer Reviews

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 Poor music May 6, 2017 By E. Cosloy (Kittery Point, ME) See All My Reviews "I've only listened to the first disc of Orchestral music and my impression is very dissapointing. The music has no appeal for me, it sounds like John Williams movie music before he got good at it. I'm hopping the chamber and concerto music is better." Report Abuse
 It's Finnish and so am I January 25, 2017 By John W. (St. Paul, MN) See All My Reviews "I bought the the boxed set because of one solo: Vanha kirkko by Kilpinen which I sang at college in 1967. The rest is all a bonus of diversity a short course in Finnish classical music." Report Abuse
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