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Bergman - Choral Works 1936-2000


Finnish top choir performs works by one of Finland's great modernist composers
In his later years often described as the grand old man of Finnish modernism, Erik Bergman(1911–2006) was among the first in Finland to use compositional methods such as twelve-tone technique, serial music, choral Sprechgesang and aleatory counterpoint. His speciality was choral music, and a large part of his huge production involves a choir in some form. This recording focuses primarily on his works for mixed choir that have not appeared on disc before, and gives a broad picture of his production for the medium over a period of more than 60 years.
Born to a Swedish-speaking family, many of Bergman’s settings were of poems in Swedish, but he was a true internationalist and this two-disc set also includes works with texts in Italian, Norwegian, English, German, and, naturally, Finnish. These are here performed by the Helsinki Chamber Choir, Finland’s only professional chamber choir, under its artistic director Nils Schweckendiek
 
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Disc 1
  Petrarca-Suite, Op. 118 15:18
01 I. S’amor non è (No. 132) 03:11 $ 0.76 USD
02 II. Benedetto sia’l giorno (No. 61) 03:18 $ 0.79 USD
03 III. Stiamo, Amor! (No. 192) 03:29 $ 0.84 USD
04 IV. I’vo piangendo (No. 365) 05:20 $ 1.28 USD
 
  Gudarnas spår, Op. 88 10:27
05 I. Vi äro alla hemlösa vandrare... 03:24 $ 0.82 USD
06 II. Ack, att fönster se och väggar minnas... 03:10 $ 0.76 USD
07 III. Gudarna gå genom livet... 03:53 $ 0.93 USD
 
08 Vestenvinden, Op. 73a 02:42 $ 0.65 USD
 
  Lamento - Burletta 04:54
09 I. Lamento 02:47 $ 0.67 USD
10 II. Burletta 02:07 $ 0.51 USD
 
  from Four Songs for mixed chorus, Op. 38a 03:25
11 Barnet travar 01:17 $ 0.31 USD
12 Filmmanuskript 01:03 $ 0.25 USD
13 En vårvisa 01:05 $ 0.26 USD
 
14 Mitt träd är pinjen, Op. 12 No. 5 01:52 $ 0.45 USD
 
  Four Songs for mixed chorus, Op. 44b 05:00
15 1. Akvarell 01:18 $ 0.31 USD
16 2. Opera comique 00:48 $ 0.19 USD
17 3. En visa 01:14 $ 0.30 USD
18 4. Barnvers 01:40 $ 0.40 USD
 
19 Psalm, Op.50a 01:56 $ 0.46 USD
 
20 Springtime, Op.60 03:50 $ 0.92 USD
 
21 Vårt land, Op.146 06:33 $ 1.57 USD
 
 
Disc 2
  Nein zur Lebensangst, Op.120 08:00
01 I. Allein aber nicht isoliert 01:54 $ 0.46 USD
02 II. Gefühlsausdruck statt Gefühlspanzerung 03:53 $ 0.93 USD
03 III. Vergeben statt beschuldigen 02:13 $ 0.53 USD
 
04 Hommage à Béla Bartók, Op.132 06:09 $ 1.48 USD
 
05 Sommarnatt (1945) 02:36 $ 0.62 USD
 
06 Nu är sommarn här 01:28 $ 0.35 USD
 
07 Skärgårdsgossens visa (arr.) 01:53 $ 0.45 USD
 
08 Den vän jag älskat haver jag nu mist (arr.) 02:20 $ 0.56 USD
 
09 Och gossen gick sig ut i morgonstund (arr.) 01:51 $ 0.44 USD
 
  Tyttöset 07:47
10 I. Läksin minä kesäyönä käymään 04:32 $ 1.09 USD
11 II. Karjankutsu 01:50 $ 0.44 USD
12 III. Heippatiralla 01:25 $ 0.34 USD
 
13 Väinämöinen, Op.147 23:45 $ 5.70 USD
 
  Album total 112:03
BaritoneNieminen, Markus
Wallén, Herman
ChoirHelsinki Chamber Choir
ConductorSchweckendiek, Nils
AltoPaavola, Tuula
Rintamäki, Sirkku
Tollet, Susanna
NarratorEklundh, Riko
Haapaniemi, Sampo
Wallén, Herman
SopranoAntola, Iida
Komsi, Piia
TenorKatajala, Tuomas
Lehtola, Jarno
BassMaasalo, Valter

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