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Kevat kerran on koittava / Schweckendiek, Helsinki Chamber Choir


Release Date: 01/04/2019 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2442  
Composer:  Erkki MelartinKarl CollanHenrik BoreniusKarl Johan Moring,   ... 
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From a 21st-century perspective, Sibelius may appear to stand more or less alone in the history of Finnish music. It is easy to forget that he could not have fulfilled his artistic potential if his environment had not been conducive to musical creativity. But much of the music that was part of that environment has been almost completely forgotten, often because its aesthetic didn’t accord with the prevailing nationalist trends of the late 19th century. In this programme of choral works, Nils Schweckendiek and his Helsinki Chamber Choir guide us through some 80 years of Finnish music for choir, from the period when the country formed part of the Russian Empire, as the Grand Duchy of Finland. It was during this time that a Finnish nationalist Read more movement began to take form, in opposition towards the political and cultural dominance of Russia and Sweden respectively. This development can be traced in the way the idea of Spring – a staple in the songs of the Nordic countries – changes from a sense of joy at the end to the hardships of winter to a metaphor for liberation from political oppression. Another result was the Fennicization towards the end of the 19th century, during which many popular Swedish and German-language songs were translated into Finnish and the originals in effect suppressed – a case in point being the earliest piece on the disc, F. A. Ehrström’s Svanen (The Swan, 1833), which has had it’s original Swedish text restored for this recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sekaäänisiä lauluja, Op. 61b: No. 3. Aamulla by Erkki Melartin
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
2.
Morgenlied by Karl Collan
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
3.
Laulajaparille by Henrik Borenius
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
4.
Den Väntande by Karl Johan Moring
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
5.
Hämnden by Karl Johan Moring
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
6.
Hell dig, du höga Nord! by Bernhard Henrik Crusell
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
7.
Piae Cantiones: In vernali tempore - Tullos kevät armahin by Anonymous
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
8.
Vårmorgonen by Fredrik Pacius
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
9.
Iltalaulu by Rafael Laethen
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
10.
Svanen by Fredrik August Ehrström
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
11.
Serenade by Robert Kajanus
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
12.
Iloa ja surua by Traditional
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
13.
Metsässä by Ludvig Kiljander
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
14.
Punkaharjun laulutyttö by Pekka Juhani Hannikainen
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
15.
Kevätyhtiön Polska by Erik August Hagfors
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
16.
Och jungfrun hon går i ringen by Traditional
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
Written: Norway 
17.
Hiljaa! by Ludvig Kiljander
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
18.
Näin unta kesästä kerran by Primus Leppanen
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
19.
Ins stille land by Emil Genetz
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
20.
Orpo ja lintu by Armas Järnefelt
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
21.
Armahan kulku (The path of the beloved), for chorus by Armas Järnefelt
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1897 
22.
Sekaäänisiä lauluja, Op. 61b: No. 5, Darthulan hautauslaulu by Erkki Melartin
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
23.
Itätuulessa by Oskar Merikanto
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
24.
Sekaäänisiä lauluja, Op. 61b: No. 7, Piirilaulu by Erkki Melartin
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
25.
Piiritanssilaulu by Traditional
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
26.
Skördefolkets visa by Selim Gabriel Linsen
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Orchestra

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