Bookmark and Share


Suomalainen Kansanlaulu - Finnish Folksong - Click to enlarge
 

Suomalainen Kansanlaulu - Finnish Folksong

Like so many countries with a long history of foreign oppression and occupation, Finland has preserved a rich heritage of folk music. Much importance is given to music in that essential sourcebook of Finnish myth and Finnish national identity, the Kalevala – and the Kalevala was itself a great source of inspiration in the development (late) of Finnish art music, not least for Sibelius himself. There is a traditional type of small harp-like instrument known as the kantele which was by far the most important instrument in the Finnish tradition. The violin or fiddle came relatively late to Finnish folk music but is now an important instrument, as is the accordion. The folk music tradition has now moved into the music colleges and there is a lively and widespread interest in Finland’s traditional music.... (Read more)
Sorry, this item is no longer available. Please shop for other items.

Best Price Guarantee
Shipping Information

This disc of new, orchestral arrangements of Finnish folk music will, of course, have a wide appeal in Finland. But the melodies themselves have passed the “memorability test” in that they have been remembered by generation after generation. Such viable melodies are immediately accessible to listeners in other parts of the world too.

Add to the striking melodies the award-winning Lahti Symphony Orchestra under their very distinguished conductor Osmo Vänskä and the disc becomes intrinsically attractive.

Very Finnish – very listenable.

Säkkijärven polkka
Karjalan kunnailla
Seitsemän miehen voima
Taivas on sininen ja valkoinen
Kalliolle, kukkulalle
Niin kauan minä tramppaan
Tuonne taakse metsämaan
On neidolla punapaula
Yksinäinen laulu rannan (Orvon huokaus [Tääll’ yksinäni laulelen]
On suuri sun rantas autius)
Ol’ kaunis kesäilta; Kullan ylistys (Minun kultani)
Yksi ruusu on kasvanut laaksossa
Hilu, hilu
Läksin minä kesäyönä käymään
Kotimaani ompi Suomi
Kaipaus (En voi sua unhoittaa poies)
Kukkuu kukkuu
Konevitsan kirkonkellot
Niin minä neitonen sinulle laulan
Kotomaamme (Täällä Pohjantähden alla)
Overall Rating for Suomalainen Kansanlaulu - Finnish Folksong
$19.99
5 Stars based on 1 Review(s)
Solstad
United States
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Delicious!
December 3, 2013
A 95 year old Finnish friend loved receiving this for her birthday. Very crunchy, hearty rye, great with cheese, butter, and even plain. I requested gift wrap and it was beautifully wrapped as well!





 
Marimekko, iittala and more modern Finnish design.
NEW SALE GIFTS POPULAR MORE...
Contact Us My Account Shipping Information Order Tracking Frequently Asked Questions Return Policy Privacy Policy Gift Wrapping Best Price Guarantee About Us Media Center Minneapolis Retail Store As Seen In Customer Testimonials Site Map Latest News Care Instructions Finnish Designers Special Offers Wedding Registry FinnStyle Scholarship
Be the first to receive special offers and exciting products news from FinnStyle.
Your information is never shared (privacy policy)

FinnStyle, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is one of the largest retailers of modern Finnish design goods in the United States. Our wide selection of products includes home décor, glassware, dinnerware, bath, bedding, fabrics, clothing, jewelry, gifts and furniture from many popular and well-known brands in Finnish design such as Iittala, Marimekko, Artek, Tonfisk and Kalevala.