Sibelius / Marianna Rørholm, Jorma Hynninen, The Helsinki University Chorus (YL), Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Kullervo download album
Baritone Vocals – Jorma Hynninen. Chorus – The Helsinki University Chorus (YL). Chorus Master – Matti Hyökki. Conductor – Esa-Pekka Salonen. Engineer – Bud Graham. Orchestra – Los Angeles Philharmonic. Other – William Moore. Other – Veijo Murtomäki.
02-25-2015 Esa Pekka Salonen's appointment as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in came as a burst of fresh air, having followed on the heels of earlier MDs such as Giulini, Mehta and other notables. The LAP clearly went for the youth card and understandably were trying to buoy the downtown image of The aging Chandler Pavilion as the metro area awaited the new Disney Hall, and it's claim of stunning sonics, even though this work was performed in pre-recording concerts in Dorothy Chandler's edifice. The soloists here are Marianne Rørholm (mezzo-soprano) and Jorma Hynninen (baritone) with the Helsinki University Chorus. Esa-Pekka Salonen has the measure of the music like no other conductor I have heard. He understands fully the heroic, romantic idiom of this work and how it differs from Sibelius' later, more austere works.
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Marianne Rørholm (soprano), Jorma Hynninen (baritone); Helsinki University Chorus, Los Angeles ka Salonen. The real gem in this clutch of Sibelius issues is Esa-Pekka Salonen’s performance of Kullervo, the work which catapulted the young composer to public popularity in his native Finland. Although designated a ‘symphonic poem’, Kullervo is effectively a broadly designed choral symphony. There are times when it sprawls, and some of the choral declamation can seem over-earnest, but through much of its length it abounds with inventiveness and ear-catching sounds. Salonen has the work’s measure, sustaining its long lines and reflecting the drama with enormous skill.
Esa-Pekka Salonen (pronunciation : ; born 30 June 1958) is a Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. He is principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, conductor laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and music director-designate of the San Francisco Symphony. Salonen, born in Helsinki, Finland, studied horn and composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, as well as conducting with Jorma Panula.
Sibelius: Kullervo by Marianna Rørholm, Jorma Hynninen Helsinki University Chorus, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (p. 523).
Baritone Vocals – Jorma Hynninen. Composed By – Jean Sibelius. Producer – David Mottley. Soprano Vocals – Marianna Rørholm. Recorded at Royce Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, California, USA, February 17 & 18, 1992. This recording was made possible, in part, through a generous gift from the Ahmanson Foundation.
SIBELIUS: "Kullervo," Opus 7. Marianna Rorholm, soprano; Jorma Hynninen, baritone; Helsinki University Chorus; Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting. Sony Classical SK 52563. It's difficult to believe that a composer could turn his back on music as stirring as this, but Sibelius "withdrew" "Kullervo" after the first few (successful) performances.
|Kullervo, Op. 7|
|Symphonic Poem For Soloists, Chorus And Orchestra|
|1||I. Introduction. Allegro Moderato||12:43|
|2||II. Kullervo's Youth. Grave||15:02|
|3||III. Kullervo And His Sister. Allegro Vivace||22:55|
|4||IV. Kullervo Goes To Battle. Alla Marcia||9:38|
|5||V. Kullervo's Death. Andante||9:53|
- Artwork By [Cover Design] – C.C. Garbers
- Baritone Vocals – Jorma Hynninen
- Chorus – The Helsinki University Chorus (YL)*
- Chorus Master – Matti Hyökki
- Conductor – Esa-Pekka Salonen
- Engineer – Bud Graham
- Orchestra – Los Angeles Philharmonic*
- Other [Liner Notes Translated By] – William Moore
- Other [Liner Notes] – Veijo Murtomäki
- Other [Lyrics Translated By] – W. F. Kirby
- Photography [Cover Photo] – Donald Dietz
- Producer – David Mottley
- Soprano Vocals – Marianna Rørholm*
- Written-By – Jean Sibelius
NotesRecorded at Royce Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, California, USA, February 17 & 18, 1992.
This recording was made possible, in part, through a generous gift from the Ahmanson Foundation.
Publisher: Breitkofp & Härtel
(C) David Campbell Publishers
(P) 1993 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
(C) 1993 Sony Classical GmbH
Barcode: 0 7464-52563-2 0
Distribution: Sony Music.
Manufactured by Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Made in U.S.A.
|SK 52 563||Sibelius*, Marianna Rørholm*, Jorma Hynninen, The Helsinki University Chorus (YL)*, Los Angeles Philharmonic*, Esa-Pekka Salonen||Sibelius*, Marianna Rørholm*, Jorma Hynninen, The Helsinki University Chorus (YL)*, Los Angeles Philharmonic*, Esa-Pekka Salonen - Kullervo (CD, Album)||Sony Classical||SK 52 563||Europe||1993|