Finland / Creed, SWR Vokalensemble
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.
Catalog Number: SWR19031CD
Label: SWR Music
Composer: Einojuhani Rautavaara, Jean Sibelius, Jukka Linkola, Kaija Saariaho, Rikka Talvitie
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Orchestra/Ensemble: SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble
Performer: Alexander Yudenkov, Barbara van den Boom, Bernhard Hartmann, Eva-Maria Schappé, Frank Bossert, Inga Schafer, Johannes Kaleschke, Judith Hilger, Julius Pfeifer, Mikhail Nikiforov, Mikhail Shashkov, Philip Niederberger, Rudiger Linn, Torsten Muller, Wakako Nakaso, Wiebke Wighardt