Finland / Creed, SWR Vokalensemble

Release Date: 2/10/2017
Label: SWR Music
Catalog Number: SWR19031CD
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble: SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
If there is a country famous for its reservoir of extraordinary musicians and its significant composers in particular, then it's Finland, which is all the more astonishing when you consider the size of its population - Finald has 5.5 million inhabitants. The country's distinguished tradition of music-making is fundamental to this reputation for artistic excellence. Finland can be rightly called a "country of singers". Even when it comes to contemporary compositions, traditional music always plays an essencential role in the pieces, contributing to their accessibility. This collection of Finish choral music includes works by renowned composers of the last century: Jean Sibelius, Einojuhani Rautavaara and Kaija Saariaho. This album provides a definitive and entertaining cross-section of the most important Finish choral music, it also coincides with the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence.
Works on This Recording
1. Rakastava, Op. 14 by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Inga Schafer (Alto), Bernhard Hartmann (Baritone)
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble: SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic
2. Nuits, adieux by Kaija Saariaho
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble: SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
3. Kuun Kirje by Rikka Talvitie
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble: SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2003 ; Finland
4. Canticum Mariae Virginis by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Performer: Wakako [Soprano] Nakaso (Soprano), Eva-Maria Schappé (Soprano)
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble: SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978 ; Finland
6. Cancion de nuestro tiempo by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble: SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1993 ; Finland
7. Orpheus singt by Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble: SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
8. Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble: SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic
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