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Yrjö Kilpinen: Songs / Jorma Hynninen, Ralf Gothoni


Release Date: 12/16/2008 
Label:  Ondine   Catalog #: 772   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Yrjö Kilpinen
Performer:  Jorma HynninenRalf Gothóni
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hynninen is a strong interpreter, and his partnership with Ralf Gothoni is a formidable one. Together they explore the full dynamic and expressive range, while avoiding anything that might seem a mere performer's tour de force. The third song in the Lieder um den Tod cycle is a good example of their strength in restraint (which, perhaps one should add, has not always been their apparent policy). This is a dialogue between Death and a drunkard: Death asks the questions, the drunk replies with the tippler's invariable ''health'' (''Dein Wohl'')... Hynninen makes Death a traveller, at first an almost casual acquaintance who might well pass by, and the drunk, though tipsy, is less of a caricature. In the other songs...Hynninen brings weariness Read more and pallor into his voice, which can still ring out with exciting power and vigour when the need arises... The recording is clear and well-balanced.

-- Gramophone [11/1992]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lakeus, Op. 22 by Yrjö Kilpinen
Performer:  Jorma Hynninen (Baritone), Ralf Gothóni (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Language: Finnish 
2.
Spielmannslieder, Op. 77 by Yrjö Kilpinen
Performer:  Jorma Hynninen (Baritone), Ralf Gothóni (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; Finland 
Language: Finnish 
3.
Songs of Death, Op. 62 by Yrjö Kilpinen
Performer:  Jorma Hynninen (Baritone), Ralf Gothóni (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Finland 
Language: Finnish 
4.
Lieder (7), Op. 79 by Yrjö Kilpinen
Performer:  Ralf Gothóni (Piano), Jorma Hynninen (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Language: Finnish 

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