Mr. Mäläskä

Mr. Mäläskä
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The musicians Pekka Pentikäinen and Antti Soininen have worked together for a long time. They are known in Finland for, amongst other things, their contributions to the Pirnales-ensemble and the Katrilli dance group. Both have studied folk music and classical music. Their new compositions for this CD combine both worlds, the lively and fresh attitude of folk music and the ambitious interpretation and skilful expression of art music. Mr. Mäläskä is a continuous dialogue between accordion and violin - it is a rich discussion in the language of music. Mr. Mäläskä is dedicated to new northern instrumental music that is inspired by tradition and landscape.
Code: 
IMU-CD 002
Publisher: 
Inkoon Musiikki
Publishing year: 
2000-00-00T00:00:00
Recording year: 
2000
Producer Sinikka Kontio
Recorded by Matti Kontio
Mixed by Matti Kontio, Pekka Pentikäinen, Antti Soininen, Sinikka Kontio
Mr. Mäläskä website: http://webusers.siba.fi/~asoinine/malaska.htm

1. Ledum Palustre

Comp. Antti Soininen.

Ode to the Finnish swamp

Pekka Pentikäinen: accordion
Antti Soininen: violin

2. Maanitusta

Comp. Pekka Pentikäinen, arr. Pekka Pentikäinen, Antti Soininen.

Carelian folk dance with monastry bells, kantele-sounds and magic dancing...

Pekka Pentikäinen: accordion
Antti Soininen: violin

3. Balladi and polska

Comp. Pekka Pentikäinen.

Slow melancholic ballad and a polska-dance

Pekka Pentikäinen: accordion
Antti Soininen: violin

4. Song to the dead bear

Comp. Pekka Pentikäinen, arr. Antti Soininen.

Composed to the poem of Aleksis Kivi

Pekka Pentikäinen: accordion
Antti Soininen: violin

5. Aleksander's hambo

Comp. Pekka Pentikäinen.

In praise of the old Opera House in Helsinki

Pekka Pentikäinen: accordion
Antti Soininen: violin

6. Ingå gallop

Comp. Antti Soininen.

Country life in a little village west of Helsinki

Pekka Pentikäinen: accordion
Antti Soininen: violin

7. Butcher's march

Comp. Antti Soininen.

Rest in pieces, little porks!

Pekka Pentikäinen: accordion
Antti Soininen: violin

8. Tango of the black hole

Comp. Pekka Pentikäinen.

Hot tango for space adventures

Pekka Pentikäinen: accordion
Antti Soininen: violin

9. The hangover quadrille

Comp. Pekka Pentikäinen, arr. Antti Soininen.

Played in the early morning bus after the May Day celebrations

Pekka Pentikäinen: accordion
Antti Soininen: violin

10. Dreaming

Comp. Pekka Pentikäinen, arr. Pekka Pentikäinen, Antti Soininen.

Slow waltz for the dance choreography of Petri Kauppinen

Pekka Pentikäinen: accordion
Antti Soininen: violin

11. Hristos anesti

Comp. Pekka Pentikäinen.

Inspired by a byzantine paschal troparion and a text of Tito Colliander. The original paschal troparion is sung by Olga Rodionov and Tarja Lossi.

Tarja Lossi: voice
Pekka Pentikäinen: accordion
Olga Rodionov: voice
Antti Soininen: violin