Juha (Leevi Madetoja & Aino Ackte)  (Jalas;  Jorma Hynninen, Maija Lokka, Merija Wirkkala, Eero Erkkila, Anita Valkki)  (2-Ondine ODE 714)
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Juha (Leevi Madetoja & Aino Ackte)  (Jalas;  Jorma Hynninen, Maija Lokka, Merija Wirkkala, Eero Erkkila, Anita Valkki)  (2-Ondine ODE 714)
OP0558. JUHA (Madetoja & Aino Ackté), recorded 1977, w.Jussi Jalas Cond. Finnish Radio Ensemble; Jorma Hynninen, Maija Lokka, Merija Wirkkala, Eero Erkkila, Anita Valkki, etc. (Austria) 2-Ondine ODE 714, w.Elaborate Libretto-Brochure. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 761195071427

CRITIC REVIEW:

"This double CD contains one of the great Finnish national operas, JUHA, composed by Leevi Madetoja in 1934. The libretto by Aino Ackté and Leevi Madetoja is based on the novel of the same name by Juhani Aho. The realistic and psychological drama centres on a couple living in the eastern part of Finland, Juha and Marja, the latter of whom gets seduced by the wayfaring trader Shemeikka."