• Re: Tauno Hannikainen

    From gggg gggg@21:1/5 to All on Thu Nov 3 00:29:04 2022
    On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3:40:47 PM UTC-7, T. wrote:
    A couple weeks ago I came across a used copy a mid-1990s Everest reissue I had long been seeking—Eugene Goossens' recording of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony. Since then I had been buried in work; only got around to listening to the CD last night. As
    expected, the Goossens Manfred was bright and colorful as I was hoping. But the real surprise for me was the disc's makeweight—a recording of Sibelius' Tapiola with the LSO under a conductor I had never heard of before, Tauno Hannikainen.

    Expectations weren't very high. Figured this was just some random filler to plump up the disc's running time. Silly me! I was blown over by this Tapiola: craggy, muscular, reveling in the music's sheer weirdness. This was a great Tapiola; it may just
    be my new favorite of all!

    So who was this Tauno Hannikainen? Apparently, he had a brief stint in Chicago and was chosen to conduct the music at Sibelius' funeral. Other than that, though, I can't find much else on him. Are there any more recordings of his Sibelius? Did he
    record anything else? Inquiring minds want to know!

    http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2022/Oct/Forgotten-artists-29.pdf

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  • From Dan Koren@21:1/5 to gggg gggg on Thu Nov 3 00:39:17 2022
    The time machine only went back 9 years this time ?!?
    You really need to have it repaired!

    On Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 12:29:07 AM UTC-7, gggg gggg wrote:
    On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3:40:47 PM UTC-7, T. wrote:
    A couple weeks ago I came across a used copy a mid-1990s Everest reissue I had long been seeking—Eugene Goossens' recording of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony. Since then I had been buried in work; only got around to listening to the CD last night.
    As expected, the Goossens Manfred was bright and colorful as I was hoping. But the real surprise for me was the disc's makeweight—a recording of Sibelius' Tapiola with the LSO under a conductor I had never heard of before, Tauno Hannikainen.

    Expectations weren't very high. Figured this was just some random filler to plump up the disc's running time. Silly me! I was blown over by this Tapiola: craggy, muscular, reveling in the music's sheer weirdness. This was a great Tapiola; it may just
    be my new favorite of all!

    So who was this Tauno Hannikainen? Apparently, he had a brief stint in Chicago and was chosen to conduct the music at Sibelius' funeral. Other than that, though, I can't find much else on him. Are there any more recordings of his Sibelius? Did he
    record anything else? Inquiring minds want to know!
    http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2022/Oct/Forgotten-artists-29.pdf

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  • From Alan P Dawes@21:1/5 to gggg gggg on Thu Nov 3 11:57:05 2022
    In article <0e70f6c2-e787-41e2-bfde-42ed7057af15n@googlegroups.com>,
    gggg gggg <ggggg9271@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3:40:47 PM UTC-7, T. wrote:
    A couple weeks ago I came across a used copy a mid-1990s Everest
    reissue I had long been seekingEugene Goossens' recording of
    Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony. Since then I had been buried in work;
    only got around to listening to the CD last night. As expected, the Goossens Manfred was bright and colorful as I was hoping. But the real surprise for me was the disc's makeweighta recording of Sibelius'
    Tapiola with the LSO under a conductor I had never heard of before,
    Tauno Hannikainen.

    Expectations weren't very high. Figured this was just some random
    filler to plump up the disc's running time. Silly me! I was blown over
    by this Tapiola: craggy, muscular, reveling in the music's sheer
    weirdness. This was a great Tapiola; it may just be my new favorite of
    all!

    So who was this Tauno Hannikainen? Apparently, he had a brief stint in Chicago and was chosen to conduct the music at Sibelius' funeral.
    Other than that, though, I can't find much else on him. Are there any
    more recordings of his Sibelius? Did he record anything else?
    Inquiring minds want to know!

    http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2022/Oct/Forgotten-artists-29.pdf

    Thank you for that - it took me back to my school days in East London when
    I used my dinner money to buy World Record Club recordings. The Sibelius
    2nd was one of my purchases.

    Alan

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    alan.dawes@argonet.co.uk
    alan.dawes@riscos.org
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