Away in a manger (Feat. Ulf Wakenius) 3.40
Jul, jul strålande jul (Feat. Nils Landgren) 3.25
När det lider mot jul (Feat. Sofia Källgren) 6.07
Ding dong merrily on high (Feat. Kalle Moraeus) 3.07
Gläns över sjö och strand (Feat. Ulf Wakenius) 3.40
Silent night 4.27
O holy night (Feat. Fredrik Lycke) 5.05
Angels we have heard on high 3.26
Sylvian joululaulu 3.23
Ser du stjärnan i det blå (Feat. Ulf Wakenius) 3.24
Panis angelicus (Feat. Nils Landgren) 4.07
Sankta lucia 3.50
När juldagsmorgon glimmar (Feat.Ulf Wakenius) 3.22
Ave Maria 3.07
NORDIC LIGHT (2005)
Vem Kan Segla
Vals Efter Jamt-lof
Nocturne (Feat. Anders Ekborg)
Fritjof Och Carmencita (Feat. Bengan Jansson)
Glimmande Nymf (Feat. Anders Ekborg)
Karjalan Kunnailla Feat. Bengan Jansson)
Kristina Från Duvemåla
Visa Från Frostviken
About ”Nordic Light”
[dropcap1]L[/dropcap1]ampenius’ album Nordic Light was released in the Nordic countries in 2005 and re-released in Sweden in 2008, peaking at number 12 on the Swedish Top Album Chart. The album is a collection of folk melodies from Finland and Sweden, including a medley from the musical “Kristina från Duvemåla” by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA.
Lampenius was inspired to record the album after her two concert tours in Sweden with Kalle Moraeus, a former violinist of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and one of the most sought-after folk musicians in the country. On the critically acclaimed album, Lampenius is accompanied by members of “Benny Andersson’s Orkester” while Anders Ekborg sings on two tracks.
LINDA BRAVA (1999)
Elgar, Salut D’amour (Liebesgruss), Op.12
Fauré, Berceuse, Op.16
Sibelius, Rondino, Op.81, No.2
Bach/Gounod, Ave Maria
Grieg, I. Allegro Molto Ed Appassionato
II. Allegretto Espressivo Alla Romanza – Allegro Molto – Tempo I
III. Allegro Animato
Sibelius, Humoresque I, Op.87, No.1
Paganini, Cantabile (Kompositionen Fur Gitarre Und Streich, 1. Serie, No. 8)
Sibelius, Romance, Op.78, No.2
Kreisler, Marche Miniature Viennoise
About ”Linda Brava”
[dropcap1]L[/dropcap1]ampenius signed with EMI in 1997, and she worked with EMI Classics from 1998 to 2002. In 1998, Lampenius started recording her first classical album with John Lenehan and the album was released worldwide in 1999. The album includes Edvard Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor as well as lyrical violin miniatures by Edward Elgar, Gabriel Fauré, Jean Sibelius, Johann Sebastian Bach-Charles Gounod, Jules Massenet, Niccolò Paganini and Fritz Kreisler.
Gramophone described the album as ”A delightful recital — played with such warmth, and an eloquent simplicity of line, that the ear is instantly beguiled — a welcome collection”. Classic FM Magazine dedicated its cover story to ”Linda Lampenius, Finland’s violin sensation”, and wrote that she plays ”with a pleasant, honeyed tone -making the most of her golden-voiced 1781 Galliano violin – and an unaffected grace that will surely win her many friends”. Composer and critic Paul Turok of Turok’s Choice thought ”the high point of her fine recital disc with pianist John Lenehan is a strong reading of Grieg’s Sonata” while the Evening Standard wrote ”her best playing comes in the three short pieces by her countryman Sibelius: the skittish Rondino extracts her quickest finger work, the Humoresque Op.87 No.1 wins her most tortured expression and the Romance Op.78 No.2 sings under her confident touch”. Classic FM UK played music from the album on a daily basis for several weeks, and it was also noted positively by BBC Radio 3 and ABC Classic FM Australia.
With the album release, Lampenius appeared in various newspapers, magazines and TV and radio shows all around Europe and the Far East. Lampenius was also featured on a poster on the back of a Double Decker driving on Oxford Street in London, and her ”Ave Maria” music video can still be seen on Classic FM TV. The video is also featured in the first edition of Classic FM DVD. The album peaked at number 14 on the UK Classical Chart, and Lampenius became the biggest selling Finnish classical artist at the time.
LINDA LAMPENIUS (1997)
Toccata & Fugue
About ”Linda Lampenius”
[dropcap1]L[/dropcap1]ampenius’ pop album Linda Lampenius, which peaked at number 8 on the Finnish Top Album Chart, was released in 1997. Although the album was released only in Finland, Lampenius’ single ”Violator”/”Toccata and Fugue” got international attention: ”Pammi lookalike’s great on her Bach” stated the Daily Mirror and the Daily Record wrote that ”Just when interest in violin music was toning down along comes Linda Lampenius — the fiddling Finn has taken a major bow — she is already a sensation with her version of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue”. Also The Sunday Times reported how Lampenius ”has enjoyed huge success in Scandinavia with an up-tempo version of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue”.
Lampenius has performed material from the album in Finland and abroad, including Sporting Club in Monaco and televised performances at the Royal Albert Hall in London and the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.
Three of the songs on the album were featured on Baywatch.
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