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Sibelius: Kullervo - Benjamin Appl (baritone); Helena Juntunen (soprano); Lunds Studentsångare (choir, chorus); BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra;...
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  1. Kullervo, symphonic poem for vocal soloists, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 7
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Jean Sibelius' Kullervo has had a spate of recordings in recent years, many of them from Scandinavian conductors. It's an undeniably exciting work, long dismissed because it's not made of the same stuff as Sibelius' numbered symphonies: it's straight late Romantic epic stuff with a Finnish accent. Sibelius called it a "Symphony for soprano and baritone soloists, male choir, and orchestra," but it's really a tone poem, or a set of them, based on a series of tragic episodes from the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala . The ...

Sibelius: Kullervo 2019, Hyperion

UPC: 034571282480