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.