Oskar Merikanto’s songs were another discovery, a Finnish late-Romantic composer rendered in remarkably beautiful performances…sounding decades younger.
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Jorma Hynninen…brings immense authority to this repertoire and a vocal quality that shows only a few signs of strain in the upper reaches. Ilkka Paananen supplies top-class accompaniments, setting moods and turning corners with unfailing intelligence. Recording quality is straightforward and truthful. © 2008 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone