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Veljo Tormis: Vision of Kalevala

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>Tormis, Veljo : Kalevalan 17. runo (The 17th Rune of the Kalevala) for male choir, soloists & folk instruments
>Tormis, Veljo : Kullervo's Message
>Tormis, Veljo : Forging the Sampo, for men's chorus
>Tormis, Veljo : Invocation of Iron
>Tormis, Veljo : Laullajan loppusanat (The Singer's Closing Words), for chorus

Album Summary

>Tormis, Veljo : Kalevalan 17. runo (The 17th Rune of the Kalevala) for male choir, soloists & folk instruments
>Tormis, Veljo : Kullervo's Message
>Tormis, Veljo : Forging the Sampo, for men's chorus
>Tormis, Veljo : Invocation of Iron
>Tormis, Veljo : Laullajan loppusanat (The Singer's Closing Words), for chorus
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Notes & Reviews:

This recording continues the series on Alba of the music of Estonian composer Veljo Tormis- this one contains Tormis' musical vision of the Finnish national epic Kalevala. Inspired by Kodaly's choral music, Tormis has been increasingly influenced by the world of ancient folk songs of different peoples- not only Estonia but also the neighboring Baltic- Finnish people.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Estonia Concert Hall (01/2007/06/2007).



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>Tormis, Veljo : Kalevalan 17. runo (The 17th Rune of the Kalevala) for male choir, soloists & folk instruments
  • Performers: Martin Kullerkupp (Rattle); Lehari Kaustel (Shaman Drum); Hideyuki Nishimura (Shaman Drum); Hanno Hint (Shaman Drum); Andrus Kirss; Mareks Lobe (Baritone); Andres Alamaa; Pille Karras (Kantele); Margus Vaht (Shaman Drum); Indrek Umberg (Shaman Drum); Tuule Kann (Kantele); Vambola Krigul (Shaman Drum); Per Eeljoe (Shaman Drum); Mati Valdaru
  • Conductor: Ants Soots
  • Running Time: 33 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Tormis, Veljo : Kullervo's Message
  • Performers: Andres Alamaa; Andrus Kirss
  • Conductor: Ants Soots
  • Running Time: 10 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Tormis, Veljo : Forging the Sampo, for men's chorus
  • Performer: Vambola Krigul (Timpani)
  • Conductor: Ants Soots
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Tormis, Veljo : Invocation of Iron
  • Performers: Andres Alamaa; Margus Vaht (Shaman Drum); Urmas Poldma
  • Conductor: Ants Soots
  • Running Time: 11 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1972

>Tormis, Veljo : Laullajan loppusanat (The Singer's Closing Words), for chorus
  • Conductor: Ants Soots
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000