Finnish Light Music for Violin and Orchestra

GEORGE DE GODZINSKY (1914-1994): Valse gracieuse, Humoresque, Evening Dusk Serenade, Peaceful Night, HEINO KASKI (1885-1957): Fantasia appassionata, Op. 9 (Both violin/orchestra and violin/piano versions, w/Elisa Järvi [piano]), HARRY BERGSTRÖM (1910-1989): Love Serenade from The Women of Niskavuori, Romance in E Flat, UUNO KLAMI (1900-1961): Esquisse, NILS ERIC FOUGSTEDT (1910-1961): Caresse, ELEMÉR SZENTIRMAY (1836-1908): The Gypsy, YRJÖ GUNAROPOULOS (1904-1968): Canzonetta, EINO PARTANEN (1915-2004): Goodbye Star Eyes.

Catalogue Number: 09X010

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.579095

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: The repertoire of Finnish music for violin and orchestra is full of hidden gems, with a substantial amount of works remaining unperformed and unpublished. The music on this recording represents a style of light classical music that was popular from the 1930s to the 1960s but remains largely forgotten today. All of the composers represented here created highly lyrical and charming works, even Uuno Klami who, after Sibelius, is considered one of the most important composers in the history of Finnish music. Linda Hedlund (violin), La Tempesta Orchestra; Jyri Nissilä.

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