Juha: Opera in Three Acts. Release group by Aarre Merikanto; Jorma Hynninen, EevaLiisa Saarinen, Raimo Sirkiä, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, JukkaPekka Saraste. Juha: Opera in Three Acts.
Jukka-Pekka Saraste stood down as principal conductor at a concert held on 7th June 2001, but this disengagement related mainly to artistic responsibility. He continued working with the orchestra virtually as closely, in particular as conductor of foreign tours. Likewise, Sakari Oramo, appointed a short while earlier in the spring of 2001 to succeed him, maintains contact with the players through his regular concerts. His term as principal conductor is due to commence in August 2003 . The basic figure of Finnish Modernism, Aarre Merikanto, was heard at fifteen concerts. The orchestra's two performances of his opera Juha, rescued from oblivion 1958, in the autumn of 1995 were the most noteworthy events. The five piano concertos by Selim Palmgren, one of Finnish piano music's main personalities, were played eleven times. This figure was also achieved by lusty National Romanticist Toivo Kuula. The exponent of Nordic Classicism, B. H. Crusell, was featured every now and then (7 times)
Juha is a three-act opera by Aarre Merikanto, with a Finnish libretto by Aino Ackté based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Juhani Aho. Although completed by 1922, it was only finally staged at the music college in Lahti on 28 October 1963. The story is a drama of a love triangle: the older husband Juha, his young wife Marja, and her seducer the merchant Shemeikka. Set in the 1880s in Kainuu in northern Finland, the human tragedy is based around the harsh realities of a farming community and the clash of their lifestyle with the more worldly nomadic Karelians, represented by Shemeikka. Juha was Merikanto's second opera, following Helena in 1912. Having composed Juha from 1919 to 1922, Merikanto submitted it to the board of the national opera in Helsinki who were worried by its modernity. As he had no response from them, Merikanto withdrew the work and did not compose any further operas. A safer version was written by Leevi Madetoja and premiered at the Finnish National Opera in 1935 After the Lahti p. .Jorma Hynninen, Eeva-Liisa Saarinen, Raimo Sirkiä. Audio CD: Ondine Cat: ODE872.
Aarre Merikanto - Jorma Hynninen, Eeva-Liisa Saarinen, Raimo Sirkiä, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Juha (Opera In Three Acts) (2xCD + Box). Erkki Melartin, Ulf Söderblom, Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Aino (2xCD, Album). BIS. BIS-CD-1193/1194.
Paivi Nisula/Eeva-Lisa Saarinen/Jorma Hynninen/Merja Wirkkala. 9. Act II, Scene 1: 'Ei Nay Hanta Viela' - Eeva-Lisa Saarinen. 10. Act II, Scene 1: 'Kuka Te Olette?' - Eeva-Lisa Saarinen/Matti Lehtinen. 11. Act II, Scene 1: Summer Sweethearts: 'Siina Han On!' - Ritva-Liisa Korhonen/Mia Huhta/Elina Saarinen. 12. Act II, Scene 1: 'Hei, Marja, Hei!' - Raimo Sirkia/Eeva-Liisa Saarinen. Act III, Scene 2: Finale: 'Marja! Tulit Sentaan!' - Raimo Sirkia/Eeva-Liisa Saarinen/Jorma Korhonen. Orchestra: Finnish Radio.
Jorma Hynninen, Eeva-Lisa Saarinen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Aarre Merikanto: Juha.
Aarre Merikanto Juha - Opera in Three Acts Jorma Hynninen, Juha Eeva-Liisa Saarinen, Marja Raimo Sirkiä, Shemeikka Finnish RSO Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor ODE 872-2D (2CD). Leevi Madetoja Juha - Opera in Six Tableaux Jorma Hynninen, Juha Maija Lokka, Marja Eero Erkkilä, Shemeikka Finnish Radio Youth Choir Finnish RSO Jussi Jalas, conductor ODE 714-2 (2CD).
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor. Album: The Irresistoble Karita Mattila. Last played Monday, February 18 2019 at 03:36 PM. Johannes Brahms. Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80. WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Album: Society of Finnish Composers 50th Anniversary. Last played Wednesday, December 22 2010 at 02:49 PM. Aarre Merikanto. Aino Ackte, libretto. Jorma Hynninen, baritone. Eeva-Liisa Saarinen, soprano. Paiva Nisula, contralto. Merja Wirkkala, soprano. Matti Lehtinen, baritone.
|Juha (Opera In Three Acts)||(1:47:49)|
|CD1||Act I, Scene 1 - Act II, Scene 1||56:44|
|CD2||Act II, Scene 2 - Act III, Scene 2||51:07|
- Baritone Vocals [I Tar Maker] – Hannu Ilmolahti
- Baritone Vocals [Juha] – Jorma Hynninen
- Baritone Vocals [Kalamatti] – Matti Lehtinen
- Bass Vocals [II Tar Maker] – Hannu Forsberg
- Choir – Finnish Chamber Singers*, Tapiola Chamber Choir
- Composed By – Aarre Merikanto
- Conductor – Jukka-Pekka Saraste
- Contralto Vocals [Housewife] – Eeva-Kaarina Vilke
- Contralto Vocals [Mother-In-Law] – Päivi Nisula
- Libretto By – Aino Ackté-Jalander*
- Orchestra – Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra*
- Soprano Vocals [Anja] – Ritva-Liisa Korhonen
- Soprano Vocals [I Girl] – Mia Huhta
- Soprano Vocals [II Girl] – Elina Laakkonen
- Soprano Vocals [Kaisa] – Merja Wirkkala
- Soprano Vocals [Marja] – Eeva-Liisa Saarinen
- Tenor Vocals [Shemeikka] – Raimo Sirkiä
NotesLibretto adapted from Juhani Aho's novel Juha
Recorded at the House of Culture, Helsinki by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) 9/1995
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