|Tapiolan kuoro - Laulujen silta / Erkki Pohjola
(Tapiola Choir - Songs Building Bridges / Erkki Pohjola)
Finlandia Records FAD 914
|Recorded live at a concert to benefit UNICEF
on March 27, 1983 at the Ritarihuoneella (House of the Nobility),
Helsinki, Finland. Released in 1985.
Robert de Godzinsky:recording engineer; Tapiolan kuoro:recording producer; Elina Hatakka:editor; Kaius Hedenstrom:cover photo; Marja Arvola:layout; Offset Oy, Helsinki:printing.
|Composition by Veljo Tormis (1930-)|
Track 1. Viljandi karjapoiss (19??) (Shepherd from Viljandi/Viljannin paimenpojat) [Text: Estonian folksong] (1:44)
Tapiola Choir / Erkki Pohjola with (on other works) Olli Pohjola, flute and the Pohjola String Quartet (Sakari Oramo, 1. violin; Jukka Pohjola: 2. violin; Mikko Pohjola:viola; Matti Pohjola: cello). Song introductions in English, spoken by Johanna Alikoski, a member of the choir.
|The other composers whose works or arrangements are performed on this LP are Zoltán Kodály (2), arr. Carl-Bertil Agnestig (3), Arne Mellnäs, Heikki Sarmanto, arr. Auvo Sarmanto, Naohimo Terashima, arr. Naozumi Yamamoto, arr. Pentti Paalanen/Olli Pohjola, arr. Akos Papp, arr. Kari Ala-Pöllänen, John Klein, Stephen Foster arr. Aulis Sallinen, and arr. Matti Hyökki.|
|Commissions, Dedications and Awards|
|There are no further details known about the work Viljandi karjapoiss.|
|The score used at the time of this performance (1983) of Viljandi karjapoiss was by Eesti Raamat (Estonian Book Publishers) and it is no longer in print.|
|Other Points of Interest and Links|
|The back cover of
the Finlandia LP contains notes (in English and Finnish) by Leena
Santalahti which describes the history of the Tapiola Choir (1963-) and
provides a biography of its founder and conductor Erkki Pohjola
(1931-). In addition, a lyric sheet insert contains the original lyrics
(without translations) for all of the songs performed and also contains
a Swedish translation of the back cover text.
An interesting historical footnote: Sakari Oramo, who was the 1st violin of the Pohjola String Quartet who accompany the Tapiola Choir on selected works here, became a prominent symphony conductor in later life and has been Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 1999 onwards.
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