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Melartin: Songs to Swedish Texts / Paulig, Ranta, Soderblom


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 416  
Composer:  Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig PauligIlmo RantaJan Soderblom
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Finnish composer Erkki Melartin (1875–1937) wrote around 250 art-songs, often grouping settings of different languages and different dates into unrelated and sometimes untitled opus numbers. But what might be a nightmare for the musicologist is a treasure trove for the enthusiast for Nordic song, as this recital of some of the best of Melartin’s Swedish settings will prove, with music that often sounds rather like Sibelius tinged with French Impressionism. The Finnish lyric soprano Hedvig Paulig graduated with a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music in London and later completed her MMus at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. She won the first prize at the international Sibelius Song Competition in 2011. Ilmo Ranta studied at the Read more Sibelius Academy with Liisa Pohjola and received his diploma in 1984. Currently he holds the position of lecturer in piano and chamber music in the Sibelius Academy. Jan Soderblom has been the first concert-master of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015; he is also active as a conductor. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (3), Op. 172: No. 2, Mellan friska blomster by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
2.
Songs (5), Op. 14: No. 1, Flickans klagan by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
3.
Songs (3), Op. 170: No. 3, Törnet by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
4.
Songs (6), Op. 116: No. 5, Stum kärlek by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
5.
Songs (6), Op. 116: No. 6, Mitt hjärta behöver by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
6.
Songs (3), Op. 86: No. 3, Under häggarna by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
7.
Songs (8), Op. 122: No. 6, Bön om ro "Prayer for Rest" by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
8.
Songs (3), Op. 96: No. 1, Elegie by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
9.
Songs (3), Op. 96: No. 2, Akvarell by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
10.
Tagore Songs (4), Op. 105 by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano), Jan Soderblom (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
11.
Songs (4), Op. 117: No. 2, Skåda, skåda hur det våras by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
12.
New Songs, Op. 21: No. 2, I skäraste morgongryning by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
13.
Songs (2), Op. 3: No. 1, Marias vaggsång by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
14.
Songs (4), Op. 151: No. 2, Maria, Guds moder by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
15.
Songs (4), Op. 151: No. 3, Stjärnor by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
16.
Songs (4), Op. 73: No. 3, Mot alla stjärnor by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
17.
Songs (3), Op. 77: No 2, Det är juni by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
18.
Songs (7), Op. 42: No. 1, Vallarelåt by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
19.
Songs (3), Op. 78: No. 1, Från lägerbålet i öknen by Erkki Melartin
Performer:  Hedvig Paulig (Soprano), Ilmo Ranta (Piano), Jan Soderblom (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 

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