Heinio & Kilpinen - Songs of Late Summer | Alba ABCD427

Heinio & Kilpinen - Songs of Late Summer


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Label: Alba

Cat No: ABCD427

Barcode: 6417513104271

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd May 2019



The compositions of Mikko Heiniö and Yrjö Kilpinen are presented by bass singer Sami Luttinen and pianist Tuula Hällsröm on this new release. This is the world première recording of Heiniö’s Syyskesän laulu (Song of Late Summer) and the world première recording as a cycle of Kilpinen’s Reflexer (Reflections). The lyrics by Lassi Nummi on Syyskesän laulu are in Finnish, and the ones by Pär Lagerkvist on Reflexer are in Swedish.

The Finnish bass Sami Luttinen studied singing at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In addition to his numerous operatic work, Luttinen appears as a concert soloist throughout Europe. He can frequently be heard in radio broadcasts and he has done several recordings. Luttinen also appears regularly in song recitals, his repertoire ranging from Romantic German Lieder to French mélodies and Russian and Scandinavian song repertoire.

Tuula Hällström is one of the most sought after pianists of her generation, enjoying a succesful career both in chamber music and lieder. She regularly collaborates with singers in concerts, master classes, operas, and song contests. In the spring of 2003 Hällström received her piano diploma from Sibelius Academy with honours. Her piano teachers include professor Erik T. Tawaststjerna and Collin Hansen. Hällström has given concerts all around the world.

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