Puumala: Anna Liisa

Release Date: 5/12/2015
Label: Ondine
Catalog Number: ODE 1254-2D
Conductor: Jan Soderblom
Number of Discs: 2

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This Ondine release marks the world premiere recording of Veli-Matti Puumala’s (b. 1965) opera Anna Liisa, based on a popular 19th c. Finnish play concerning the tragedy of the protagonist caught between the norms of the surrounding society and her own moral conscience. The music is characterized by a clash of intense and energetic textures with quiet landscapes with a quite different timescale. In addition to Jan Soderblom conducting the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the opera features several well-known Finnish opera artists. Mr. Puumala is Prof. of Composition at the Sibelius Academy.
Works on This Recording
1. Anna Liisa by Veli-Matti Puumala
Performer: Tanja Kauppinen-savijoka (Soprano), Martti Anttila (Tenor), Jarno Lehtola (Tenor), Sanna Kurki-suonio (Mezzo Soprano), Juha Hostikka (Baritone), Jorma Hynninen (Baritone), Ville Rusanen (Baritone), Anu Hostikka (Soprano), Helena Juntunen (Soprano), Jouni Kokora (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Jan Soderblom
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