ElSmSni Lauluja, A Finnish Songbook - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Matti Salminen (bass); Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgsrds (conductor)

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Matti Salminen's recital includes a generous selection of late Romantic Finnish art songs and folk songs, with orchestral accompaniment. The songs, with just a few exceptions, have the darkness and passionate yearning often associated with Slavic traditions, and the theme of most is the bleak despair of lost love. Within that limited range, though ... Read More