Helsinki Architecture

Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Johan Joachim Agrell: Orchestral Works (2010) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Aapo Hakkinen, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra - Johan Joachim Agrell: Orchestral Works (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 76:39 minutes | 1.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Johan Agrell was in many ways a traveler between the worlds: in Uppsala, the Swede’s great talent was recognized by the Hessian envoy, which resulted in Agrell being summoned to a court near Kassel in Germany. He later went as municipal chapel-master to Nuremberg.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:45 | 280 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: OD 0950

This recording contains Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Third Piano Concerto "Gift of Dreams" (1998), featuring Vladimir Ashkenazy as soloist and conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Ashkenazy commissioned this work as a concerto which he could conduct while playing the solo part. Having performed the world première, he here delivers the concerto’s first recording.

Olli Hirvonen - New Helsinki (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at July 5, 2017
Olli Hirvonen - New Helsinki (2017)

Olli Hirvonen - New Helsinki
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 55:29 min | 354 MB
Label: Edition Records – EDN1087 | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017
Jazz

Olli Hirvonen is a dynamic and virtuosic Finnish-born, New York-based guitarist. Winner of the Socar Montreux Jazz Electric Guitar competition in 2016 (the jury was presided over by John McLaughlin), Olli releases his second album, New Helsinki on Edition Records. New Helsinki is an album that promises to ignite the attention of the international media and fans worldwide with its deft infectious melodies, irresistibly bold grooves and intense inventive soloing. A musician with a big vision and a commanding spirit, Olli Hirvonen is a supremely gifted guitarist and composer. With New Helsinki, Hirvonen has thrown down his calling card and demonstrated the promise that will inevitably thrust his career and profile in an upward trajectory towards international acclaim.
Helsinki Chamber Choir & Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works 1936-2000 (2017)

Helsinki Chamber Choir & Nils Schweckendiek - Erik Bergman: Choral Works 1936-2000
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 111:46 min | 124 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2017

In his later years often described as the grand old man of Finnish modernism, Erik Bergman (1911-2006) was among the first in Finland to use compositional methods such as twelve-tone technique, serial music, choral Sprechgesang and aleatory counterpoint. His specialty was choral music, and a large part of his huge production involves a choir in some form. This recording focuses primarily on his works for mixed choir that have not appeared on disc before, and gives a broad picture of his production for the medium over a period of more than 60 years.
Helsinki in Early Twentieth-Century Literature: Urban Experiences in Finnish Prose Fiction 18901940

Helsinki in Early Twentieth-Century Literature: Urban Experiences in Finnish Prose Fiction 18901940 by Lieven Ameel
English | Jan. 1, 2014 | ISBN: 9522225487 | 244 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Literary Helsinki: a city of leisure and light, divided along the fault lines of gender, class and language; a dizzying and dazzling threshold of modernity; alienating, mesmerising and endearing.
Josef Suk by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy - Asrael (2009) [Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Josef Suk performed by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy - Asrael (2009)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 1.11GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Ondine

Along with the increasing frequency that Josef Suk's Symphony in C minor, Op. 27, "Asrael," is performed and recorded, it's great to see it has finally been released as a hybrid SACD. Though the legendary 1952 recording by Vaclav Talich remains the ne plus ultra for devotees of this searing symphonic requiem, it was recorded in mono, and by virtue of its technology has become a historical document that will be sought out mostly by aficionados. Newcomers to Suk's towering work will be aided in appreciation by the fact that Ondine's DSD recording is as clear and deep as always, and none of the details of the elaborate score are lost.

Martti Vesala Soundpost Quintet - Helsinki Soundpost (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 18, 2016
Martti Vesala Soundpost Quintet - Helsinki Soundpost (2016)

Martti Vesala Soundpost Quintet - Helsinki Soundpost (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49:39 min | 114 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Ozella Music

What is the sound of a city? Many musicians have tried to capture the sound of their hometown or their favourite city. The results are as diverse as people and their cities - that makes it so interesting. Finland's capital Helsinki is the home base for trumpet player and composer Martti Vesala and on "Helsinki Soundpost" we can see it through his eyes or rather hear it through his ears. He uses musical means to create certain atmospheres, like in the song "Smoke" that evokes scenes from a pale lit Finnish spring morning. In "Lumi" – snow – Martti Vesala paints a picture of Helsinki in the first snow, including some happy people in the background.
Christian Tetzlaff, Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance; Suk - Fantasy (2016)

Antonín Dvořák - Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk - Fantasy in G minor (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:06:30
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1279-5

This performance of the fiery Fantasy in G minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 24, of Josef Suk, with violinist Christan Tetzlaff catching the full impact of the irregular form with its dramatic opening giving out into a set of variations, is impressive. And Tetzlaff delivers pure warm melody in the popular Romance in F minor, Op. 11, of Dvorák. But the real reason to acquire this beautifully recorded Ondine release is the performance of the Dvorák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, a work of which there are plenty of recordings, but that has always played second fiddle (if you will) to the Brahms concerto. Tetzlaff and the Helsinki Philharmonic under John Storgårds create a distinctive and absorbing version that can stand with the great Czech recordings of the work. Sample anywhere, but especially the slow movement, where Tetzlaff's precise yet rich sound, reminiscent for those of a certain age of Henryk Szeryng, forms a striking contrast with Storgårds' glassy Nordic strings. In both outer movements as well, Tetzlaff delivers a warm yet controlled performance that is made to stand out sharply.
(Arte) « Kullervo » de Jean Sibelius par Tero Saarinen à Helsinki (2015)

(Arte) « Kullervo » de Jean Sibelius par Tero Saarinen à Helsinki (2015)
Webrip | Finnish | Subtitles : French (hardcoded) | 1h28min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC Main@L3.1 @ 2615 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 1,70 GB
Genre : Musique classique, Opéra, Danse

À l’occasion des 150 ans de la naissance du grand compositeur scandinave Jean Sibelius, le chorégraphe Tero Saarinen s’attaque à un monument de la culture finlandaise : Kullervo. Avec le Ballet national de Finlande, il offre une mise en scène opulente de ce poème symphonique créé en 1892 par Sibelius et inspiré d’un célèbre recueil mythologique. Lequel retrace l’histoire tragique de Kullervo, héros violent et tourmenté, accablé par un destin qui le pousse aux pires des crimes. Sous la baguette de Jukka-Pekka Saraste, l’Orchestre et le Chœur de l’Opéra national de Finlande proposent une interprétation fastueuse et mémorable de ce "roman national" épique, qui contribua à construire l’identité du jeune État-nation.

Berlitz: Helsinki Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Sept. 23, 2015
Berlitz: Helsinki Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides)

Berlitz: Helsinki Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides) by Berlitz
English | 2015 | ISBN: 178004819X | 144 pages | EPUB | 31,4 MB