El?m?ni Lauluja, A Finnish Songbook - Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Matti Salminen (bass); Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storg?rds (conductor)

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  1. Soi vienosti murheeni soitto (Play Softly, Thou Tune of My Mourning), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/3
  2. Merell? (At Sea), song for voice & piano, Op. 47/4
  3. Vallinkorvan laulu, Op 24/2
  4. Row, row duck (Souda, souda, sinisorsa), for voice & piano
  5. Driftwood (Lastu Lainehilla), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/7
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  1. Soi vienosti murheeni soitto (Play Softly, Thou Tune of My Mourning), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/3
  2. Merell? (At Sea), song for voice & piano, Op. 47/4
  3. Vallinkorvan laulu, Op 24/2
  4. Row, row duck (Souda, souda, sinisorsa), for voice & piano
  5. Driftwood (Lastu Lainehilla), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/7
  6. The Fool's Song of the Spider, song for voice & piano (arranged from King Christian II), Op. 27/4
  7. Yrtit tummat (Dark Hued Leaves), for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 9/1
  8. Itkisit joskus illoin (If You'd Sometimes Weep at Evening), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  9. Kes?y÷ (Summer night), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  10. Vanha kirkko (The Old Church), for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 54/1
  11. Rannalta I (On the Shore), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  12. Sunnuntai (Sunday)
  13. H??tanhu (Wedding dance), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  14. Tuijotin tulehen kauan (Long I Stared into the Fire), for voice & piano, Op. 2/2
  15. Kes?y÷ kirkkomaalla (Summer Night in the Churchyard), for voice & piano, Op. 6/1
  16. Y÷ (Night), for voice & piano, Op. 22/3
  17. T?llaaselle poijalle (For a Boy Like This), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  18. Tuuli se taivutti koivun larvan (The Wind Bent Down), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  19. Niin kauan min? tramppaan (I'll Walk Around This Here Village), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
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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 ...