Sibelius, Rautavaara, MŠntyjŠrvi & Kuula

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COMPOSERS: Mäntyjärvi & Kuula,Rautavaara,Sibelius
LABELS: NAIVE
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Suomi
WORKS: Choral works
PERFORMER: Accentus Chamber Choir/Eric Ericson
CATALOGUE NO: V 4924
A century of unaccompanied Finnish choral music is encompassed on this rather short but rewarding disc, from Sibelius’s familiar Rakastava to the riotous Pseudo-Yoik by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, a composer now in his late thirties. Accentus demonstrates a superb sense of ensemble in these predominantly elegiac pieces and copes ably with the Finnish, Swedish and German texts. Matthew Rye

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