1 DVD Video / Sony Classical / 2011-01-25Works: Richard Strauss: Salome, Op 54
Performers: Begley, Kim; Kaiser, Joseph; Komlosi, Ildiko; Mattila, Karita; Uusitalo, Juha
Conductors: Summers, Patrick
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
"As astoundingly lithe mover, [Mattila] plays the rapacious princess with a teenager's impetuosity and energy...No-one can surpass her when crazed anticipation is needed, which means...continue...
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
1 CD / Alba / 2009-11-10Works: Toivo Kuula: Son of a Slave, Op. 14; Kuloemattomuuden toivo (Hope of Immortality), cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 15; Pieces (3) for piano, Op. 3b; Venelaulu (The Boat Song), for chorus ("Barcar...
Performers: Piira, Taina; Uusitalo, Juha
Conductors: Segerstam, Leif
The early works of Toivo Kuula are in National Romantic style, but he later absorbed elements of contemporary French music. It is as a composer...continue...
1 Super Audio CD / CPO / 2006-11-21Works: Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7
Performers: Uusitalo, Juha; Vihavainen, Satu
Conductors: Rasilainen, Ari
It may be something of an overstatement, but we'll say it anyway: Finnish art music was born in Vienna. It was in the Austrian capital...continue...