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Marianne Beate Kielland, Norwegian Radio Orchestra & Petr Popelka - Sibelius: Orchestral Songs (2022)

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Marianne Beate Kielland, Norwegian Radio Orchestra & Petr Popelka - Sibelius: Orchestral Songs (2022)

Marianne Beate Kielland, Norwegian Radio Orchestra & Petr Popelka - Sibelius: Orchestral Songs (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 177 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:44:18
Classical, Vocal | Label: LAWO Classics

Mezzo-soprano Marianne Beate Kielland is famous for her strong stage presence and musical integrity. Gramophone Magazine writes about her: The mezzo-soprano is quite outstanding: strong, firm, sensitive in modulations, imaginative in her treatment of words, with a voice pure in quality, wide in range and unfalteringly true in intonation.

Marianne Montonen, Jasper Koekoek, Elisaveta Rimkevitch & Aarne Mansikka - Merikanto: Art Songs (2022)

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Marianne Montonen, Jasper Koekoek, Elisaveta Rimkevitch & Aarne Mansikka - Merikanto: Art Songs (2022)

Marianne Montonen, Jasper Koekoek, Elisaveta Rimkevitch & Aarne Mansikka - Merikanto: Art Songs (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 510 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 303 Mb | Digital booklet | 02:09:25
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alba Records

These days, Aarre Merikanto (1893–1958) is one of the best-known early 20th century modernists in Finnish classical music. In his early years, he composed in the National Romantic style, but by the time he was 23, he had developed a much more progressive style. By the beginning of the 1920s, he was writing in a modern, free-tonal musical language with a strong focus on timbral colour. Merikanto himself considered his “radical” style to be innate, but we know he was in fact inspired by Debussy and Scriabin, and especially Sibelius’ Fourth Symphony. After moving from the countryside back to Helsinki in 1928, Merikanto started actively networking with other Finnish composers, which also had an effect on his music.

Finnforest - Alpha to Omega: The Complete Studio Recordings 1973-1980 [3CD Box Set] (2018) (Re-up)

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Finnforest - Alpha to Omega: The Complete Studio Recordings 1973-1980 [3CD Box Set] (2018) (Re-up)

Finnforest - Alpha to Omega: The Complete Studio Recordings 1973-1980 [3CD Box Set] (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,04 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 412 MB | Covers - 142 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Svart Records (SRE056BOXCD)

Featuring 45 minutes of material that’s previously completely unreleased, this box set contains everything Finnforest recorded in the studio. It has the three rare studio albums originally released on Love Records in 1975, 1976 and 1979, plus all non-album tracks from singles and compilations. But we didn’t stop there: we dug through the band’s archives of tape reels and found some completely unreleased music. These sessions are compiled on the fifth album: first is the band’s debut studio session from 1973 and the flipside has four songs the band managed to finish during studio sessions for a planned fourth album in 1980 before splitting up…

Melis Jaatinen, Juho Alakärppä - Impressions du Nord (2021)

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Melis Jaatinen, Juho Alakärppä - Impressions du Nord (2021)

Melis Jaatinen, Juho Alakärppä - Impressions du Nord (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 172 Mb | Total time: 57:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records | # ABCD504 | Recorded: 2018

This album includes a repertoire of Nordic composers influenced by French impressionism and Debussy’s music in particular. In Finland, both Toivo Kuula and Leevi Madetoja are known for taking influence from impressionism. After spending extensive time at the National Library in Oslo I decided to add songs by Alf Hurumin and with the helpful advice from the principal of the Norwegian State Academy of Music, Astrid Kvalbein, Pauline Hall. Juho Alakärppä brought in Gösta Nystrom`s Sånger vid havet. This work was originally written for Finnish soprano Aulikki Rautava.

Christiane Karg, Gerold Huber - Licht der Welt (A Christmas Promenade) (2021)

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Christiane Karg, Gerold Huber - Licht der Welt (A Christmas Promenade) (2021)

Christiane Karg, Gerold Huber - Licht der Welt (A Christmas Promenade) (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 239 Mb | Total time: 71:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 902399 | Recorded: 2021

In a follow-up to her acclaimed album of Mahler songs, Christiane Karg takes us on a Christmas tour, in the select company of fellow music-makers. Revisiting holiday memories through the eyes of a child, but with the benefit of her superb artistry as a lieder specialist, the German soprano shines a light on some enchanting rarities of German and French repertoire, along with examples of Spanish, Basque, and Scandinavian traditions… A treasure trove of hidden gems!

Seitakuoro, Kadri Joamets - Lappilaisia eläimiä - Lappish beings (2021)

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Seitakuoro, Kadri Joamets - Lappilaisia eläimiä - Lappish beings (2021)

Seitakuoro, Kadri Joamets - Lappilaisia eläimiä - Lappish beings (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 228 Mb | Total time: 57:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba | # NCD 59 | Recorded: 2021

The final volume of Seitakuoro’s Lappish trilogy is, like the two previous CDs – Arktisiä näkyjä (Arctic Scenes, 2011) and Kuvia pohjoisesta (Visions of the North, 2015) – a continuation of the choir’s mission to make world premiere recordings of works composed specially for the choir. But whereas the earlier discs drew on the wealth of material accumulated over the decades in the Seitakuoro archives, the songs on this disc were all composed for a composition competition organised by the choir in 2019 and are thus extremely new.

Mari Boine - Aiggi Askkis - An Introduction To Mari Boine (2011) 2CDs

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Mari Boine - Aiggi Askkis - An Introduction To Mari Boine (2011) 2CDs

Mari Boine - Áiggi Askkis - An Introduction To Mari Boine (2011) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 895 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 354 Mb
Label: Lean/Universal | # 602527647180 | Time: 02:34:20 | Scans ~ 357 Mb
Ethnic Fusion, Joik, Sami, Nordic Traditions, Downtempo, Vocal Jazz, Folk-Rock

The ancient, shamanistic, musical traditions of the Samis of northern Scandanavia, in what was once known as Lapland, are given a modern twist by vocalist and drummer Mari Boine (Persen). Although her highly rhythmic songs are rooted in the wordless, yodeling-like, vocal style of yoik (or joik), Boine's arrangements incorporate influences of jazz, rock and other ethnic elements.

Helsinki Chamber Choir, Jan Lehtola & Nils Schweckendiek - Riemuitkaamme!: A Finnish Christmas (2017)

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Helsinki Chamber Choir, Jan Lehtola & Nils Schweckendiek - Riemuitkaamme!: A Finnish Christmas (2017)

Helsinki Chamber Choir, Jan Lehtola & Nils Schweckendiek - Riemuitkaamme!: A Finnish Christmas (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 293 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 171 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:13:50
Classical, Choral | Label: BIS

Riemuitkaamme! is an imaginative and unconventional selection of choral music associated with Christmas as it is celebrated in Finland. Several of the pieces are by Finnish composers - Sibelius, Rautavaara and Madetoja, to name a few - while others have become part of the Christmas traditions of the country despite their international background. Among these Berlioz The Shepherds Farewell and Tchaikovskys Christ, when a Child are quite late additions compared to the medieval hymns Puernatusin Bethlehem, Ecce novum gaudium and Angelus emittitur. All three of these were included in the collection Piae cantiones from 1582, the oldest Finnish music publication. Here, they are performed in settings by various composers from different countries and eras forming a kind of soundtrack of Christmases past and present, distant and close. Contemporary music forms an important part of the activities of the Helsinki Chamber Choir and Nils Schweckendiek, and true to form, the team includes a world premiere recording in their celebrations: Aattoilta, by the Canadian-born composer Matthew Whittall.

Helsinki Police Symphonic Band, Helena Juntunen, Mika Pohjonen & Sami Ruusuvuori - Snow Angels (2021)

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Helsinki Police Symphonic Band, Helena Juntunen, Mika Pohjonen & Sami Ruusuvuori - Snow Angels (2021)

Helsinki Police Symphonic Band, Helena Juntunen, Mika Pohjonen & Sami Ruusuvuori - Snow Angels (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 310 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:51
Classical, Vocal | Label: Alba Records

The Helsinki Police Orchestra releases a wonderful Christmas album! The orchestra conducted by Sami Ruusuvuori with the brilliant soloists Helena Juntunen and Mika Pohjonen create a holiday atmosphere with their beautiful versions of both Finnish traditional Yuletide songs and internationally known pieces. The Helsinki Police Symphonic Band is a professional symphonic band comprising 43 musicians. The band has been performing for over 70 years. It represents the Finnish Police through music in different events nationally and internationally and is especially known for its versatility. In addition to wind compositions, the band’s repertoire includes folk music, jazz, rock, pop and children’s music.

VA - Jukebox: Music In The Films Of Aki Kaurismaki (2006) 2CDs

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VA - Jukebox: Music In The Films Of Aki Kaurismaki (2006) 2CDs

VA - Jukebox: Music In The Films Of Aki Kaurismäki (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 840 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 338 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Soundtracks | Label: Megamania | # MGMCD 2222 | Time: 02:27:42

The rules of the game were clear when the credits for the soundtrack of Aki Kaurismäki's debut film Crime and Punishment gave the names Franz Schubert, Dmitri Shostakovich, Olavi Virta, the Renegades, Harri Marstio and Billie Holiday. Dostoevskian to say the least! Added to these as Kaurismaki’s career progressed were Tchaikovsky (the Pathetique Symphony a dozen or so times!), Shostakovich, Chuck Berry, the great Estonian Georg Ots, rhythm & blues, Finnish rock’n’roll (Melrose, with Tokela in the vocal lead), Jussi Bjorling, and Toshitake Shinohara - the Japanese composer of a host of beautiful scores now settled permanently in Karkkila, home of Kaurismäki himself. Not all are familiar to a non-Finnish audience. Yet Finn and foreigner, familiar and unfamiliar are as such one seamless entity, their associations equally fascinating. The director himself says he grabs armfuls of discs off his shelf at home before setting off for the editing room.

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Heikki Seppanen - Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CDs

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Heikki Seppanen - Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CDs

Jean Sibelius: Complete Works for Mixed Choir (2015) 2CDs
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, conducted by Heikki Seppänen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 244 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1260-2D | Time: 01:43:47

Year 2015 marks the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), often entitled 'Finland’s national composer'. The fourth album on Ondine by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is dedicated to the complete works for mixed choir by Jean Sibelius. The award-winning choir, one of the finest of its kind internationally, is conducted here by one of the leading Finnish choir directors, Heikki Seppänen, who has conducted a large number of professional choirs in Finland and abroad. The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s releases on Ondine have been a critical success: the first release was given an ‘Editor’s Choice’ by the Gramophone Magazine and ‘Disc of the Year’ by the renowned German weekly Die Zeit.

V.A. - Tuonen Tytär: A Tribute To Finnish Progressive (2000)

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V.A. - Tuonen Tytär: A Tribute To Finnish Progressive (2000)

V.A. - Tuonen Tytar: A Tribute To Finnish Progressive (2000)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 804 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 308 MB | Covers - 192 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mellow Records (MMP385)

The Finnish progressive rock appreciation and fan society Colossus has been making a rather good name for itself in recent years, ever since it started issuing a line of project releases back in 2000. In collaboration with the legendary French record label Musea, more than a dozen concepts have been conceived, executed and issued. The first of these projects was named Tuonen Tytär, a double CD featuring tributes to various Finnish artists from the golden age of progressive rock.

Tuomas Ollila, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Karelia Music, Press Celebrations Music (1998)

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Tuomas Ollila, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Karelia Music, Press Celebrations Music (1998)

Tuomas Ollila, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra - Jean Sibelius: Karelia Music, Press Celebrations Music (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Mb | Total time: 78:45 | Scans included
Classical | Ondine | # ODE 913-2 | Recorded: 1997

Here is the first recording ever of the so-called Press Celebrations Music of 1899. Sibelius subsequently reworked and rescored the music later that same year in what became the first set of the Scenes historiques, Op. 25 and Finlandia, Op. 26, but here we have the first opportunity of hearing Sibelius’s original thoughts, as well as the Prelude, and the two movements that remained in manuscript. They are the second tableau, ‘The Finns are baptised’, and the fifth, ‘The Great Unrest’ or ‘Hostility’, referring to the so-called Great Northern War that followed the Russian capture of Viipuri in 1710 and the subsequent decline of Swedish power.

Marjo Smolander - Cosmologies (2021) {NCB}

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Marjo Smolander - Cosmologies (2021) {NCB}

Marjo Smolander - Cosmologies (2021) {NCB}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no CUE or log) | scans | 295 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 103 mb
Genre: Finnish, folk, world

Cosmologies is the 2021 album by Finnish artist Marjo Smolander, who sings and plays the kantele. NCB is label.

Nils Schweckendiek, Helsinki Chamber Choir - Alex Freeman: Under the Arching Heavens: A Requiem (2020)

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Nils Schweckendiek, Helsinki Chamber Choir - Alex Freeman: Under the Arching Heavens: A Requiem (2020)

Nils Schweckendiek, Helsinki Chamber Choir - Alex Freeman: Under the Arching Heavens: A Requiem (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 339 Mb | Total time: 81:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-SACD-2592 | Recorded: 2016, 2018

The Finnish-American composer Alex Freeman has been described as being ‘as comfortable in the realm of the pop ballad as in that of the concert hall’ and yet his songs ‘are imbued with the craftsmanship and care one would expect of a composer of his formidable academic training, just as his concert works carry the emotional immediacy of popular music.’ Himself a choral singer, Alex Freeman has written a number of works for choir: music that aims to be sonorous and melodic, but is carefully crafted to avoid the clichés that can burden conventional tonality.