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Baltic Christmas

Iain takes a musical tour of the Baltic, with stops in Estonia, Lithuania and Finland, featuring performances from Mischa Maisky, Simon Barere, Gidon Kremer, Tonu Kaljuste and Neeme Jarvi.

Including:

Buxtehude 3.19
Part of Praeludium and Ciacona
Rene Saorgin (organ)
Harmonia Mundi HMX290148488
T5 and 6

Nørgård Winter Hymn 8’55
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Paul Hillier (conductor)
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907331 tr 7

Peterson-Berger Like the Stars in the Sky 3’30
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo) / Bengt Forsberg (piano)
DG 4449 189-2 tr 3

Tubin Symphony no 3 (finale) 11’35
Swedish RSO / Neeme Järvi (conductor)
BIS CD 342 tr 3

Brahms Concerto for Violin + Cello op 102 8’45
(Finale)
Gidon Kremer (violin) / Mischa Maisky (cello) /
Vienna Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
DG 410 031-2 tr 3

Piae Cantiones: early Finnish vocal music
Finnish Radio Chamber Choir
Ondine ODE 918-2 tr 18 + 19
Track 18: Jamalisten joucko 02.15

Jukka Linkola Janiksen joulu + An Evening Song
Red Ribbon: Talla Vocal Ensemble
Finlandia 2564-61484-2 tr 15+16

Track 15: Janiksen joulu: A Rabbit at Christmas 01.18
track 16: An Evening Song 2’45) 4’00

Arvo Pärt: 7 Magnificat-Antiphons
BBC Singers / Bo Holten (conductor)
Collins Classics 14722
Track 6: O Konig aller Volker 1’45

Peteris Vasks: Encounter 5’15
Latvian Radio Choir / Kaspars Putnins (conductor)
BIS-CD-1145 tr 3

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Song of my Heart
Gabriel Suovanen (baritone) / Helsinki PO / Leif Segerstam (cond)
Ondine ODE 1085-2
Track 18: The Squirrel 3’20

Tracks 28-31: Four Estonian Lullabies (total 06.44) 6’40
Veljo Tormis: Choral Works
Estonian Radio Choir / Toomas Kapten (conductor)
Apex 0927-49871-2

Čiurlionis Nocturne VL 183 4’05
Muza Rubackyté (piano)
Naxos 8.223549 tr7

Górecki Symphony no 3 (2nd movment) 9’15
Dawn Upshaw (soprano) / London Sinfonietta /
David Zinman (conductor)
Elektra Nonesuch 7559 79282-2 tr2

Rakhmaninov Piano Concerto no 1 (1st movement) Sergei Rakhmaninov (piano) / Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy (conductor) 11’50
Living Era Classics AJD 2014 CD1 tr1

Bryars And so ended Kant’s travelling in this world
(text – de Quincey)
Latvian Radio Choir / Sigvards Klava (conductor)
BCGBCD 07 tr 1 7’45

Release date:

2 hours

Last on

Sun 21 Dec 2008 10:00