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Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7 - Olli Kortekangas: Migrations

Lilli Paasikivi, Tommi Hakala, YL Male Voice Choir, Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä

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Kullervo, Op. 7  
1
I. Introduction. Allegro moderato
Jean Sibelius; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
12:46
2
II. Kullervo's Youth. Grave
Jean Sibelius; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
19:05
3
III. Kullervo and his Sister. Allegro vivace
Jean Sibelius; Lilli Paasikivi; Tommi Hakala; YL Male Voice Choir; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
25:55
4
IV. Kullervo Goes to War. Alla marcia (Allegro molto) - Vivace - Presto
Jean Sibelius; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
9:41
5
V. Kullervo's Death. Andante
Jean Sibelius; YL Male Voice Choir; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
11:19
Migrations  
1
I. Two Worlds
Olli Kortekangas; YL Male Voice Choir; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
3:40
2
II. First Interlude
Olli Kortekangas; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
2:57
3
III. Resurrection
Olli Kortekangas; Lilli Paasikivi; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
5:10
4
IV. Second Interlude
Olli Kortekangas; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
3:27
5
V. The Man Who Lived in a Tree
Olli Kortekangas; YL Male Voice Choir; Osmo Vänskä
2:19
6
VI. Third Interlude
Olli Kortekangas; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
3:29
7
VII. Music That We Breathe
Olli Kortekangas; Lilli Paasikivi; YL Male Voice Choir; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
4:20
8
Finlandia, Op. 26 (version for Male Choir and Orchestra)
Jean Sibelius; YL Male Voice Choir; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
8:19
Total Playing Time    1:52:27
With this 2017 double album, the Minnesota Orchestra under its Finnish music director Osmo Vänskä celebrates the 150th anniversary of what is sometimes called the "Great Migration" of Finns to the United States. The orchestra commissioned Olli Kortekangas to compose a work on the theme of migration, of a scale and nature suitable for performance alongside Jean Sibelius’s great Kullervo. Discovering the work of the Minnesota-based poet Sheila Packa, herself of Finnish descent, Kortekangas composed Migrations for mezzo-soprano, male voice choir and orchestra, the same forces as in Kullervo, with the exception of baritone soloist. An all-star Finnish cast led by soloists Lilli Paasikivi and Tommi Hakala with the celebrated YL Male Voice Choir joins the Minnesota Orchestra for a memorable performance.
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