YL Male Voice Choir, Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä - Jean Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7 - Olli Kortekangas: Migrations
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 114:21 min | 471 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017
Some 150 years ago what is sometimes called ‘The Great Migration’ of Finns to the United States began. Many of the Finns settled in the Mid-West, and especially in the so-called ‘Finn Hook’, consisting of parts of Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. To celebrate this, the Minnesota Orchestra under its Finnish music director Osmo Vänskä commissioned the composer Olli Kortekangas to compose a work on the theme of migration, of a scale and nature suitable for performance alongside Jean Sibelius’s great Kullervo.