Finnish Vocabularies

Osmo Vänskä, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Robert Kajanus: Finnish Rhapsody (2004)

Osmo Vanska, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Robert Kajanus: Finnish Rhapsody (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 65:21 | 282 MB
Genre: Classical| Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-CD-1223

Robert Kajanus (1856–1933) is likely to be known primarily as a conductor rather than as a composer. He thus joins a list of other illustrious maestros whose conducting careers eclipsed their creative activities. Wilhelm Furtwängler, Jean Martinon, Paul Kletzki, Antal Dorati, and currently Esa-Pekka Salonen are just a few of the names that come to mind. Kajanus is recognized today chiefly as one of the early champions of Sibelius, and his recordings of most of Sibelius’s symphonies, though a bit hard to come by, can still be had.
Finnish Radio Chamber Choir - Piæ cantiones & Memoria sancti henrici: Medieval Chant & Early Vocal Music from Finland (2018)

Finnish Radio Chamber Choir, Timo Nuoranne, Cetus Noster & Köyhät Ritarit - Piæ cantiones & Memoria sancti henrici: Medieval Chant & Early Vocal Music from Finland (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 02:00:40 | 473 Mb
Classical, Vocal, Sacred | Label: Ondine

This re-issue of early Medieval vocal music from Finland includes a unique reconstruction of 14th and 15th century Gregorian music that was performed in Finland in the memory of St. Henry, Finland’s Patron Saint. Liturgical literature dealing with St. Henry is abundant and the music in this collection consists of extracts from masses and offices to St. Henry. Liturgical legend and oral tradition provide a colorful account of the English clergyman’s mission to Finland where he was killed on January 20th, 1156.
Christian Tetzlaff, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2018)

Christian Tetzlaff, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:00:25 | 279 Mb
Classical | Label: Ondine

Star violinist Christian Tetzlaff performs Béla Bartók’s (1881–1945) two masterpieces in a new recording with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu. This recording continues both artists’ highly successful series of recordings on Ondine.

A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at March 29, 2018
A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 [Audiobook]

A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish Winter War of 1939-1940 [Audiobook] by William R. Trotter
English | March 27th, 2018 | ASIN: B07BH4XM79, ISBN: 1977352928 | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 56 mins | 328.39 MB
Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies

In 1939, tiny Finland waged war - the kind of war that spawns legends - against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet, their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, unfathomable endurance, and the charismatic leadership of one of this century's true military geniuses - these are the elements of both the Finnish victory and a gripping tale of war.

VA - A Century of Finnish Chamber Music (2002)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 28, 2018
VA - A Century of Finnish Chamber Music (2002)

VA - A Century of Finnish Chamber Music (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,47 Gb | Artwork - 85 Mb | 06:17:45
Classical | Label: Ondine

This six-disc boxed set offers a broad survey of a hundred years of Finnish chamber music, featuring more than sixty performers and twenty composers – between the late Romanticism of Toivo Kuula’s Piano Trio (1908) and the postmodernism of Veli-Matti Puumala’s String Quartet (1994). Highlights include songs by Aare Merikanto sung by Soile Isokoski, Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Rilke song cycle, sung by Marcus Ullman, and Joonas Kokkonen’s third string quartet, performed by the Sibelius Quartet.

Fabulous Finnish Recipes: A Complete Cookbook of Scandinavian Dish Ideas!  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sasha82 at Jan. 5, 2018
Fabulous Finnish Recipes: A Complete Cookbook of Scandinavian Dish Ideas!

Fabulous Finnish Recipes: A Complete Cookbook of Scandinavian Dish Ideas! by Martha Stephenson
December 27, 2017 | ISBN: 1982062231 | English | 96 pages | EPUB | 1.6 MB

They Took My Father: Finnish Americans in Stalin’s Russia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Dec. 25, 2017
They Took My Father: Finnish Americans in Stalin’s Russia

Mayme Sevander, Laurie Hertzel, "They Took My Father: Finnish Americans in Stalin’s Russia"
2004 | pages: 208 | ISBN: 0816643369 | PDF | 8,7 mb
Anne Sofie von Otter, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Sibelius: Tapiola, En saga & Songs (2017)

Anne Sofie von Otter, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Sibelius: Tapiola, En saga & Songs (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 221.71 Mb | 54:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine - ODE 1289-5

This new release by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu is an all-Sibelius programme featuring internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. The album includes two major tone poems by Jean Sibelius, Tapiola and En Saga, combined with a set of songs orchestrated by Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935) in 2015. Sibeliuss tone poem Tapiola, written shortly after the 7th Symphony, may be regarded as the culmination of a period that began with the Fifth Symphony, a period where Sibelius created music that grew organically out of tiny germs into huge processes. It was completed in 1926 and remained Sibeliuss last great orchestral work.
Jan Lehtola, Helsinki Chamber Choir & Nils Schweckendiek - Riemuitkaamme! - A Finnish Christmas (2017) [24/96]

Jan Lehtola, Helsinki Chamber Choir & Nils Schweckendiek - Riemuitkaamme! - A Finnish Christmas (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:43 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

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 Tchaikovsky’s Christ, when a Child… are quite late additions compared to the medieval hymns Puer natus in Bethlehem, Ecce novum gaudium and Angelus emittitur.
Anne Sofie von Otter, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Sibelius: Tapiola, En saga & Songs (2017)

Anne Sofie von Otter, The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Hannu Lintu - Sibelius: Tapiola, En saga & Songs
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 54:58 min | 223 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

This new release by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu is an all-Sibelius programme featuring internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. The album includes two major tone poems by Jean Sibelius, Tapiola and En Saga, combined with a set of songs orchestrated by Aulis Sallinen (b. 1935) in 2015. Sibeliuss tone poem Tapiola, written shortly after the 7th Symphony, may be regarded as the culmination of a period that began with the Fifth Symphony, a period where Sibelius created music that grew organically out of tiny germs into huge processes. It was completed in 1926 and remained Sibeliuss last great orchestral work.