Rautavaara: Aleksis Kivi

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Rautavaara: Aleksis Kivi

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ODE10002D

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97 minutes

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Rautavaara: Aleksis Kivi

(complete opera)


Jorma Hynninen, Lasse Pöysti, Eeva-Liisa Saarinen, Helena Juntunen, Gabriel Suovanen, Marcus Groth, Lassi Virtanen, Jaakko Hietikko

Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Markus Lehtinen

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Einojuhani Rautavaara: Aleksis Kivi

Prologue: Introduction

Prologue: Mi ikavyys mi hamaryys sieluni ympar, "Ikavyys" (Melancholy) (Kivi)

Prologue: Sina! Ei kai nyt sentaan enaa … (Kivi)

Prologue: Arvoisat kuulijat, kunnioitettu auditorium! (Ahlqvist)

Act I: Ahlqvist astuu sivulle kateerderiinsa (Ahlqvist, Charlotta, Hilda, Alexis)

Act I: Makeasti oravainen makaa sammalhouneessansa, "Laulu oravast" (Song about the Squirrel) (Alexis)

Act I: Voi mitten kaunista se olikaan! (Charlotta, Hilda, Alexis)

Act I: Nyt hurratkaamme huikeasti huutaen: hurraa! (Junki, Siivo, Kristo, Krasse, Olvi, Alexis, Kuku, Old Pagan)

Act I: No niin, mina voisin onnitellakin ylioppilas Stenvallia (Ahlqvist, Alexis, Charlotta, Hilda)

Act I: Siis taytyyko niin olla? Taytyyko oravaisen lopultakin yksin jaada? (Hilda, Alexis, Charlotta)

Act I: Niinko siis on - ja lahden minakin? (Alexis)

Act I: Niin, Alexis, ehka kuitenkin on paras meidan nyt hyvastella - niin, meidankin (Charlotta, Alexis)

Act I: Eron hetki on kalveakasvo unien tyhjassa valtakunnassa … (Charlotta)

Act II: Herra Professori, ne kaksi naytelmaa ja runokokous ovat parhaat kun koskaan ennen matkaansaatoin … (Kivi)

Act II: Missa han on? (Junki, Siivo, Krasse, Kristo, Olvi, Kuku, Old Pagan, Ahlqvist)

Act II: Niin siis on, etta minulla on vain roskatavaraa (Kivi, Junki)

Act II: Sinne se meni (Ahlqvist)

Act III: Oi maailma, elama, sa ihmeellinen! (Kivi)

Act III: Silla suon sumusta, tulen loimusta kohoaa loitsu (Mythagos, Kivi)

Act III: Kas siina heidan kulttuurihenkilonsa! (Ahlqvist, Runeberg)

Act III: Nous ylos nummisuutari! (Mikko, Sakeri, Ahlqvist)

Act III: Kas kas! (Mikko, Sakeri, Kivi)

Act III: Mita viela! Kas rikas huone ja rakas huone ne yhtalailla voi vankilaksi muuttua, vankilaksi … (Kivi, Mikko, Sakeri)

Act III: Ah, katovaista on reimu kuin unten hailyva parvi (Mikko, Drinkers)

Act III: Terve, ruskee ohranneste! (Kivi, Drinkers)

Act III: Astu esiin ilman pelkoa, sina kaunis daami! (Kivi, Charlotta)

Act III: Kuka se on? (Kivi, Devil-Ahlqvist)

Act III: Nyt niinkuin aamun koitto otsansa loistelee (Chorus, Kivi)

Act III: Kay sisaan vaan, sa Suomen runotarkin! (Ahlqvist, Public, Runeberg)

Act III: Knaakka (Ahlqvist, Runeberg, Public)

Act III: Epilogue: Voi en loyda kotiani … en loyda … kotiani … (Kivi, Alexis, Charlotta)

Act III: Epilogue: Rauhallisesti! Rauhallisesti vain (Doctor-Ahlqvist, Charlotta, Kivi)

Act III: Epilogue: Tuonen lehto, oinen lehto!, "Sydameni laulu" (Song of My Heart) (Kivi)

Gramophone Classical Music Guide

2010

“Idyll turned to nightmare, optimism to disillusionment, creative fruitfulness to barren schizophrenia and premature death. The tragic fate of the founder of Finnish-language literature has haunted Rautavaara ever since his youth. The opera Aleksis Kivi (1995-6) was the melodious crystallisation of a lifetime's pondering. Kivi (1834-72) was active while Swedish words still predominated in Finnish literature, the Finnish poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg having been the best-known Swedish-language exponent of the genre. Kivi's descent from lyrical flights of pastoral fancy to mental derangement was caused in part by damning assessments of his work from the poet and aesthetician August Ahlqvist, the only speaking role in the opera. Ahlqvist is portrayed here by the actor Lasse Pöysti, whose rhythmically inflected recitation is utterly bewitching.
Musically Aleksis Kivi calls on a varied array of styles. The Prologue depicts Kivi as despondent, despairing and deranged, the music dark and grainy, with a reptilian clarinet in the foreground and a skilfully deployed synthesiser. The scoring is economical throughout (strings, clarinets, percussion) but those who gravitate most readily to his 'angel' orchestral works will likely respond best to the First Act, music filled with mellow light which reflects, in its rich, constantly shifting hues, the protagonist's inspirational flights. The performance is consistently good, the mezzo Eeva-Liisa Saarinen excelling as Charlotta. Confidently conducted, keenly played and vividly recorded, Aleksis Kivi is a powerful narrative written with the kind of descriptive facility that Bartók employed for Bluebeard's Castle.”

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