1 DVD Video / Ondine / 2011-04-26Works: Einojuhani Rautavaara: Aleksis Kivi, opera in 3 acts
Performers: Hynninen, Jorma; Linnosaari, Paulina; Rantanen, Riikka; Reinikainen, Janne; Tuovinen, Olli
Conductors: Franck, Mikko
Ensemble: Finnish National Opera Orchestra
This opera by iconic composer Einojuhani Rautavaara tells the story of Finland's national author, Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872). Kivi wrote the first significant novel in the...continue...
Run Time: 113 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Finnish
1 CD / Ondine / 2011-02-22Works: Einojuhani Rautavaara: Kaivos (The Mine), opera in 3 acts (withdrawn; under revision)
Performers: Hynninen, Jorma; Katajala, Tuomas; Kortekangas, Jaakko; Niemela, Hannu; Pussila, Petri; Rusanen-Kartano, Johanna; Turi, Mati
Conductors: Lintu, Hannu
This new release features the three-act opera Kaivos [The Mine] by Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928). The patriarch of Finnish composers wrote the work in 1957...continue...
Recording information: Tampere, Finland (09/24/2010)....continue...
2 CD / Ondine / 2005-02-03Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Performers: Naef, Yvonne; Saturova, Simona
Conductors: Eschenbach, Christoph
Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra; Philadelphia Singers Chorale
One of the great conductors of our time, Christoph Eschenbach has a particularly close connection to the spiritually charged healing qualities of Gustav Mahler's music....continue...
2 CD / Ondine / 2002-06-07Works: Olli Kortekangas: Messenius & Lucia, opera
Performers: Kokora, Jouni; Kuusisto, Jaakko; Luttinen, Essi; Niemelä, Hannu; Nisula, Paivi; Parkkinen, Kasper; Pelo, Riku; Posti, Jani; Seeskorpi, Elli; Spängberg, Niklas; Sveholm, Pertti; Virtanen, La...
Conductors: Volmer, Arvo
This 2 disc set is the premiere recording of 'Messenius and Lucia', a new opera by the famed Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas, one of the...continue...
2 CD / Ondine / 2001-04-03Works: Tauno Pylkkänen: Mare ja hänen poikansa, opera (Mare and Her Son)
Performers: Riihimaki, Juha; Ruuttunen, Esa; Sirkia, Raimo; Tiihonen, Kirsi; Uusitalo, Juha; Valtonen, Kai
Conductors: Lintu, Hannu
Ensemble: Estonian Opera Orchestra
"'Mare and her Son' was written in 1942, and premiered in 1945... It's never stated in the liner notes, but I would presume this live...continue...
1 CD / Ondine / 2000-01-06Works: Haflidi Hallgrímsson: Passía, for soprano, tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op. 28
Performers: Cortes, Gardar Thor; Nessinger, Mary
Conductors: Askelsson, Hördur
"Haflidi Hallgrimmsson, a leading Icelandic composer, has only a few recorded works to his credit: two chamber works and a violin concerto. 'Passia' is his...continue...
1 CD / Ondine / 1997-03-05Works: Erik Ferling: Concerto for Violin in D major; Contradance no 2 in E flat major; Contradance no 3 in B major; Contradance no 1 in E flat major; Minuet no 4 in E flat major; Minuet no 5 in E flat major...
Performers: Kentala, Kreeta-Maria; Wallen, Herman
Conductors: Rautasalo, Jukka
Ensemble: Sixth Floor Orchestra
Here's a charmer! From Ondine's "The Classical Age in Finland" series comes a program (in the true sense of the word) of world premiere recordings...continue...