The Musician

sat 10 jan 2009 21:00 

The myth of Sampo by the Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara.
He composed this musically dramatic work in 1982 at the request of the Helsinki University Chorus. It is based on the Finnish medieval epic poem “Kalevala”. The myth takes place in the period of the Vikings in the 8th and 9th century.

1. Rautavaara. The myth of Sampo.
Men’s chorus of the University of Helsinki conducted by Matti Hyökki. Tom Nyman, tenor (Lemminkaïnen). Sauli Tiilikainen, baritone (Väinämöinen). Antti Suhonen, bass-baritone (Ilmarinen).
Ondine ODE 842-2
2. Etudes for piano, opus 42 parts Seventh and Third.
Laura Mikkola, piano.
Naxos 8.554292