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Bergman: Choral Works 1936-2000 / Schweckendiek, Helsinki Chamber Choir


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2252  
Composer:  Erik Bergman
Performer:  Herman WallenSirkku RintamäkiJarno LehtolaIida Antola,   ... 
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In his later years often described as the grand old man of Finnish modernism, Erik Bergman (1911-2006) was among the first in Finland to use compositional methods such as twelve-tone technique, serial music, choral Sprechgesang and aleatory counterpoint. His specialty was choral music, and a large part of his huge production involves a choir in some form. This recording focuses primarily on his works for mixed choir that have not appeared on disc before, and gives a broad picture of his production for the medium over a period of more than 60 years. Born to a Swedish-speaking family, many of Bergman's settings were of poems in Swedish, but he was a true internationalist and this two-disc set also includes works with texts in Italian, Read more Norwegian, English, German, and naturally, Finnish. These are here performed by the Helsinki Chamber Choir, Finland's only professional chamber choir, under its artistic director Nils Schweckendiek. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Petrarca-Suite, Op. 118 by Erik Bergman
Performer:  Herman Wallen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
2.
Gudarnas Spar, Op. 88 by Erik Bergman
Performer:  Herman Wallen (Baritone), Sirkku Rintamäki (Alto)
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
3.
Vestenvinden, Op. 73a by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
4.
Lamento - Burletta by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
5.
Songs (4) for Mixed Chorus, Op. 38a: Barnet travar by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
6.
Songs (4) for Mixed Chorus, Op. 38a: Filmmanuskript by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
7.
Songs (4) for Mixed Chorus, Op. 38a: En varvisa by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
8.
Songs (5) for Mixed Chorus, Op. 12: No. 5, Mitt träd är pinjen by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
9.
Songs (4) for Mixed Chorus, Op. 44b by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
10.
Psalm, Op. 50a by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
11.
Springtime, Op. 60 by Erik Bergman
Performer:  Herman Wallen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
12.
Vårt land, Op. 146 by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
13.
Nein zur Lebensangst, Op. 120 by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
14.
Hommage à Béla Bartók, Op. 132 by Erik Bergman
Performer:  Jarno Lehtola (Tenor), Iida Antola (Soprano), Susanna Tollet (Alto),
Valter Maasalo (Bass)
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
15.
Sommarnatt by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
16.
Nu är sommarn här by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
17.
Skärgårdsgossens visa by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
18.
Den vän jag älskat haver jag nu mist by Erik Bergman
Performer:  Tuomas Katajala (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
19.
Och gossen gick sig ut i morgonstund by Erik Bergman
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
20.
Tyttoset, Op. 73b by Erik Bergman
Performer:  Piia Komsi (Soprano), Markus Nieminen (Baritone), Tuula Paavola (Alto)
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
21.
Väinämöinen, Op. 147 by Erik Bergman
Performer:  Piia Komsi (Soprano), Tuomas Katajala (Tenor), Markus Nieminen (Baritone),
Tuula Paavola (Alto)
Conductor:  Nils Schweckendiek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helsinki Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 

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