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Birgit Finnilä

voc, fl, *1931 SE, Falkenberg
Singer of Classical

Birgit Finnilä (born 20 January 1931) is a Swedish contralto and opera singer.Finnilä was born in Falkenberg, Sweden and studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She made her operatic debut in Göteborg in 1963. Though principally singing concert works, her operatic roles include parts in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Handel’s Flavio, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Wagner’s Ring cycle.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Flute
Popular Tracks   
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Pt. 2: "Alles Vergängliche" on Mahler: Symphony No.8 by Gustav Mahler, Concertgebouworkest, Bernard Haitink, Ileana Cotrubas, Heather Harper, Hanneke Van Bork, Birgit Finnilä, Marianne Dieleman, William Cochran, Hermann Prey & Hans Sotin
Gloria in D, R.589: Allegro: Qui sedes on Vivaldi: The Great Choral Masterpieces by Antonio Vivaldi & Various Artists
Gloria in D, R.589: Adagio: Domine Deus, Agnus Dei on Vivaldi: The Great Choral Masterpieces by Antonio Vivaldi & Various Artists
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Pt. 1: "Imple superna gratia" on Mahler: Symphony No.8 by Gustav Mahler, Concertgebouworkest, Bernard Haitink, Ileana Cotrubas, Heather Harper, Hanneke Van Bork, Birgit Finnilä, Marianne Dieleman, William Cochran, Hermann Prey & Hans Sotin
Die Ägyptische Helena, Oper in zwei Aufzügen - original version - Act 1: "Das Mahl ist gerichtet" on Strauss, R.: Die Ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss, Gwyneth Jones, Matti Kasty, Dinah Bryant, Barbara Hendricks, Willard White, Birgit Finnilä, Kenneth Jewell Chorale, Detroit Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Pt. 1: "Infirma nostri corporis" II on Mahler: Symphony No.8 by Gustav Mahler, Concertgebouworkest, Bernard Haitink, Ileana Cotrubas, Heather Harper, Hanneke Van Bork, Birgit Finnilä, Marianne Dieleman, William Cochran, Hermann Prey & Hans Sotin
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Pt. 1: "Infirma nostri corporis" I on Mahler: Symphony No.8 by Gustav Mahler, Concertgebouworkest, Bernard Haitink, Ileana Cotrubas, Heather Harper, Hanneke Van Bork, Birgit Finnilä, Marianne Dieleman, William Cochran, Hermann Prey & Hans Sotin
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Pt. 1: "Accende lumen sensibus" on Mahler: Symphony No.8 by Gustav Mahler, Concertgebouworkest, Bernard Haitink, Ileana Cotrubas, Heather Harper, Hanneke Van Bork, Birgit Finnilä, Marianne Dieleman, William Cochran, Hermann Prey & Hans Sotin
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Pt. 1: "Gloria sit Patri Domino" on Mahler: Symphony No.8 by Gustav Mahler, Concertgebouworkest, Bernard Haitink, Ileana Cotrubas, Heather Harper, Hanneke Van Bork, Birgit Finnilä, Marianne Dieleman, William Cochran, Hermann Prey & Hans Sotin
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major - "Symphony of a Thousand" / Pt. 1: "Qui Paraclitus diceris" on Mahler: Symphony No.8 by Gustav Mahler, Concertgebouworkest, Bernard Haitink, Ileana Cotrubas, Heather Harper, Hanneke Van Bork, Birgit Finnilä, Marianne Dieleman, William Cochran, Hermann Prey & Hans Sotin

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Symphony No. 8 / Symphony No. 10 (Adagio)Gustav Mahler, Ileana Cotrubas, Heather Harper, Birgit Finnilä, Hanneke van Bork, William Cochran, Hermann Prey, Hans Sotin, Marianne Dieleman2016Album
Missae Breves Komplett / CompleteJohann Sebastian Bach / Elly Ameling, Agnes Giebel, Birgit Finnilä, Gisela Litz, Hermann Prey, Theo Altmeyer, William Reimer, Helmut Winschermann, Kurt Redel2013Album
Mozart (Le nozze di Figaro)Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Alldis Choir, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lorenzo da Ponte, Richard Amner, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Heather Harper, Judith Blegen, Geraint Evans, Teresa Berganza, Birgit Finnilä, John Fryatt, John Robertson, Bill McCue, Malcolm Donnelly, Elizabeth Gale, Elizabeth Ritchie, Patricia O'Neill2003Album
Johannes Passion BWV 245 - Passion Selon Saint Jean - St John PassionJohann Sebastian Bach - Felicity Palmer, Birgit Finnilä, Kurt Equiluz, Werner Krenn, Ruud Van Der Meer, Philippe Huttenlocher, Ensemble Vocal De Lausanne, Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne, Michel Corboz1999Album
Das Lied Von Der ErdeGustav Mahler, Birgit Finnilä, Peter Schreier, Berliner Sinfonie Orchester, Kurt Sanderling1985Album
Kindertotenlieder / Rückert Lieder / Lieder Aus Der JugendzeitBirgit Finnilä, Geoffrey Parsons - Gustav Mahler1984Album
Cantates BWV 53, 54, 169Johann Sebastian Bach, Birgit Finnilä, Marie-Claire Alain, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard1979Album
Das Geistliche Chorwerk = Complete Sacred Choral Music = Intégrale De La Musique Sacrée Avec Chœurs (Folge / Vols. 3 & 4)Antonio Vivaldi - Margaret Marshall - Ann Murray - Birgit Finnilä - Anne Collins - Anthony Rolfe Johnson - Robert Holl, John Alldis Choir - English Chamber Orchestra, Vittorio Negri1979Album
Frauenliebe Und Leben, Op. 42 / Liederkreis, Op. 39Robert Schumann - Birgit Finnilä, Rudolf Jansen1978Album
Tito ManlioAntonio Vivaldi - Giancarlo Luccardi • Rose Wagemann, Julia Hamari • Birgit Finnilä, Margaret Marshall • Domenico Trimarchi, Norma Lerer • Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö, Kammerorchester Berlin, Vittorio Negri1978Album
Juditha Triumphans / Musica SacraAntonio Vivaldi, Elly Ameling, Agnes Giebel, Julia Hamari, Birgit Finnilä, Vittorio Negri1978Album
Betulia LiberataWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Kammerorchester Berlin, Vittorio Negri, Birgit Finnilä, Kari Lövaas, Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö, Kate Gamberucci, Siegfried Vogel1977Album
Elgar, NystroemBirgit Finnilä, Geoffrey Parsons1975Album
Schuman, Vivaldi, Brahms, Wolf, Rangström & StenhammarBirgit Finnilä, Dag Achatz1975Album
Greatest HitsGustav Mahler - Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf, Charles Munch, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Shirley Verrett, Maureen Forrester, Lisa Della Casa, Birgit Finnilä1971Compil.
Биргит ФиннилеBirgit Finnilä1971Album
RequiemDomenico Cimarosa - Elly Ameling / Birgit Finnilä / Richard van Vrooman / Kurt Widmer, Chœur Du Festival De Montreux / Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne, Vittorio Negri1970Album
MagnificatJohann Sebastian Bach, Helen Donath, Birgit Finnilä, Peter Schreier, Barry McDaniel, Deutsche Bachsolisten, Der Süddeutsche Madrigalchor, Wolfgang Gönnenwein1968Album
Cantata No. 35 "Geist Und Seele Wird Verwirret" Cantata No. 158 "Der Friede Seu Mit Dir"Birgit Finnilä, Prof. Jakob Stämpfli, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bachcollegium Stuttgart, Figuralchor Der Gedächtniskirche StuttgartAlbum
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