1 800 222 6872

Eeva-Leena Sariola/Martti Pokela/Matti Kontio: The Art of the Finnish Kantele

Track List

>Joutsenen Tanssi [Dance of the Swan]
>Keinu [The Swing]
>Viulan Polkka
>Riekko Hangella [A Willow Grouse in the Frozen Snow]
>Satavuotinen Sakk [The Dregs of 100 Years]
>Lampaan Ravia [Frisking Lamb]
>Vieraan Maan Valssi [Waltz of a Foreign Land]
>Tappelupolkka [Fighting Polka]
>Golggo Maanon [November]
>Kellopolkka [The Bell Polka]
>Tiaisen Tanssi [Little Birds' Dance]
>Valkealan Valssi
>Vanha Pelimanni [An Old Folk Player]
>Hiidenkirnu [Pot-Hole]
>Hulda Ja Jalmari
>Peltoniemen Hintrekin Surumarssi [Hintrek Peltoniemi's Funeral March]
>Lieto [Quadrille]

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Martti Pokela, Eeva-Leena Sariola and Matti Kontio are among the foremost players of the Finnish kantele, a folk instrument of the psaltery type. Almost nothing is known about early Kantele repertory, beyond a probable narrow melodic range. In more modern times the kantele has become a box-shaped instrument of 12 to 46 strings fastened to wood or iron wrest pins, tuned diatonically and encompassing 3-4 octaves. "The Art of the Finnish Kantele" presents 17 kantele pieces, both traditional melodies and new compositions. Played on 5, 9-and 36-string kanteles and the jouhikko (bowed lyre).

Album Notes

Recording information: IR Studios, Finland.

Arrangers: Eeva-Leena Sariola; Martti Pokela; Matti Kontio.


There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review