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Finland Awakes - Patriotic Music by Jean Sibelius

Composer Jean Sibelius
Performer Lasse Pöysti
YL Male Voice Choir
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-1115 CD
EAN 7318590011157
Format CD
Release date Mar 2000
Total time 71'42

Penguin Guide 3 stars; Gramophone: outstanding.
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  Jean Sibelius
  Press Celebrations Music 41'19
01 I. Preludio 3'48
02 II. Tableau 1. Väinämöinen delights Nature, and the peoples if Kaleva and Pohola, with his song 3'41
03 III. Tableau 2. The Finns are baptized 8'09
04 IV. Tableau 3. Scene from Duke Johan´s Court 6'08
05 V. Tableau 4. The Finns in the Thirty Years War 5'00
06 VI. Tableau 5. the Great Hostility 6'06
07 Music played during the tableau 0'30
08 VII. Tableau 6. Finland Awakes 7'57
09 Islossning i Uleå älv, Op.30 (1899) (The Breaking of the Ice on the Oulu River) Text: Zachris Topelius 10'30
10 Laulu Lemminkäiselle, Op.31 No.1 (1896) (A Song for Lemmenkäinen) Text: Yrjö Weijola 4'08
11 Har du mod?, Op.31 No.2 (1904) (Have You Courage?) Text: Josef Julius Wecksell 1'31
12 Aternarnes sång, Op.31 No.3 (1899) (Song of the Athenians) Text: Viktor Rydberg 3'31
13 Finland Awakes (track 8 with alternative ending) 8'27
  Album total 71'42
OrchestraLahti Symphony Orchestra
ConductorVänskä, Osmo
ComposerSibelius, Jean
ChoirYL Male Voice Choir
NarratorPöysti, Lasse

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