Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Cowell, Sidney Robertson
Soininen, John
Dates 1939
Location Berkeley
California
United States
Subjects Berkeley
California
Epic Poetry, Finnish
Finnish Americans
Kantele (Musical Instrument)
Music
Songs and Music
Songs, Finnish
Vainamoinen
Title
Vaka vanha Vainamoinen = Steady old Vainamoinen
Description
sound recording | on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in. | Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "XL Runo, 221 and lines following. From the Kalevala, the great Finnish epic. These are the traditional melodies, of which 5 have been preserved, all variants of the same melody. The story chanted here is part of the account of the making of the kantele, of which Vainamoinen is the legendary inventor. I don't know why Mr. Soininen uses so many variants of this melody--other Kalevala singers I have heard stick to a single one. But I think Mr. S. probably has refreshed his memory from a book which gave several melodies in sequence. He did not realize he sang more than one melody. So, this may be a traditional manner of variation, cf. Icelandic recordings of Sigurd Bardarson, who combines several melodies in this way." John Soininen, vocals. (Performers). Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. (Venue). Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (Additional Physical Form). In Finnish. (Language). Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California. Sound Recording (Form).
Contributor Names
Soininen, John (performer)
Cowell, Sidney Robertson (collector)
Soininen, John (performer)
Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
1939.
Subject Headings
-  Songs, Finnish -- California -- Berkeley
-  Epic poetry, Finnish
-  Vainamoinen -- Songs and music
-  Kantele (Musical instrument) -- Songs and music
-  Finnish Americans -- California -- Berkeley -- Music
Notes
-  Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "XL Runo, 221 and lines following. From the Kalevala, the great Finnish epic. These are the traditional melodies, of which 5 have been preserved, all variants of the same melody. The story chanted here is part of the account of the making of the kantele, of which Vainamoinen is the legendary inventor. I don't know why Mr. Soininen uses so many variants of this melody--other Kalevala singers I have heard stick to a single one. But I think Mr. S. probably has refreshed his memory from a book which gave several melodies in sequence. He did not realize he sang more than one melody. So, this may be a traditional manner of variation, cf. Icelandic recordings of Sigurd Bardarson, who combines several melodies in this way."
-  John Soininen, vocals. (performers)
-  Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California on November 5, 1939. (venue)
-  Reference copy available in the Library of Congress, Folklife Reading Room. (additional physical form)
-  In Finnish. (language)
-  Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Soininen performing Finnish songs on November 5, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Berkeley, California.
Form
sound recording
Extent
on 1 band of 1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in.
Repository
DLC M/B/RS
Other Formats
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.afc.afccc.a4275b1/mets.xml


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