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    for female choir (in Estonian)
    arr. T Kangron
    An arrangement for descant choir of Veljo Tormis's Estonian Wedding Songs including nine short songs.
    979-0-55011-343-5, € 5,50, Buy now

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    Viisi fragmenttia mieskuorolle (Five fragments for male choir)
    Text: Michael Baran (in Finnish)
    A commission from the Polytech Choir dating from 2008 with enigmatic texts by Michel Baran. 
    979-0-55011-335-0
    , € 11,30, Buy now

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    12 preludes for piano
    The preludes explore a wide range of styles and sonoroties. Inspired by Walt Whitman's verses, they are Whittall's personal distillations of the atmosphere of each poem. The entire suite can be performed as a grand, one-hour work or in different selections. 979-0-55011-279-7, € 39,80, Buy now

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    Omaggio a Bruno Munari, 55011-326-8, € 13,20 Buy now,
    Riflessioni sul nome Amadeo Modigliani, 55011-325-1 Buy now, Sonata: A Walk to the Mysterious Woods, 55011-320-6 Buy now, Northern Spells, 55011-321-3 Buy now, Quadri Morandi, 55011-324-4 Buy now, à € 12,00

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    for clarinet and piano
    A virtuoso piece requiring nimble fingers, sharp articulation and a command of tone in all the clarinet’s registers. The piano is more than just an accompanying instrument; it is an equal partner. The changing tempos and quick figures keep the performers on their toes and the audience alert. 979-0-55011-334-3, € 21,10, Buy now

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    for string orchestra (study score)
    In this work Rautavaara has incorporated the two most essential characteristics of Liszt's music – luscious romanticism and virtuosic élan – into the mood and colourful spectrum of the string orchestra sound. 979-0-55011-333-6, € 20,80, Buy now

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    Reduction for 2 pianos (pianoreduktio)
    This edition for Rautavaara's Piano Concerto No. 3 "Gift of Dreams" is now available for the first time. The work was composed for Vladimir Ashkenazy and it is a masterpiece of modern concerto literature. It is written is such manner that the soloist can lead the orchestra from the grand piano.
    979-0-55011-332-9, € 44,30, Buy now

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    for mixed choir
    A choral work with Eeva-Liisa Manner's lyrics (in Finnish). Kortekangas is an experienced composer of vocal music, which is apparent in Teoreema: the text is coloured by climaxes and more tranquil sections. 979-0-55011-331-2, € 11,30 Buy now

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    for guitar
    Vainio has a past as a heavy metal guitarist. This piece incorporates heavy metal coloured riffs in a convincing way - not forgetting the aesthetics of the contemporary classical music.
    979-0-55011-314-5, € 12,70 Buy now

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    Odotettu uusintapainos sarjasta on ilmestynyt! Tekijät: Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen - Ritva Lehtelä - Anja Saari.
    Prelude / Alkusoitto:
    979-0-55011-309-1
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    Book 1: 979-0-55011-310-7 Buy now
    Book 2: 979-0-55011-311-4 Buy now
    Finale: 979-0-55011-312-1, Buy now
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    € 34,80

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    A new, delightful guide for clarinet beginners based on the famous Colourstrings method developed by Géza and Csaba Szilvay. The colorful book is illustrated by Kaisa Rekinen.
    979-0-55011-286-5, € 39,80 Buy now

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    Ernst Pingoud’s orchestral arrangement of Sibelius’s popular piano suite ”Cinq Morceaux pour piano Op. 75”, known also as “The Trees”. The most popular of the pieces is The Spruce (Kuusi).
    Score: 979-0-55011-323-7, € 24,90 Buy now

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    New, revised editions based on the complete critical edition:
    Rakastava/The Lover) for mixed choir
    979-0-55011-307-7 € 10,00 Buy now
    Five esquisses/Fünf Skizzen/Viisi luonnosta for piano
    979-0-55011-304-6 € 21,10 Buy now

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    This collection contains the four original works for viola and piano by Toivo Kuula as well as those works and arrangements for violin and piano that can be performed with a viola without a key change. 979-0-55011-301-5, € 29,00 Buy now

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    News & Events

    The BBC has commissioned Lotta Wennäkoski to write an orchestral work for the PROMS festival. The new work Flounce will be premiered at the 'Last Night of the Proms' on 9 September at the Royal Albert Hall in London by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo. More information is available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ecc3d4

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    This popular piano method by Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen, Anja Saari and Ritva Lehtelä builds the pupil's technical abilities from the very first lessons. The series has four volumes, the last one is a collection of extensive repertoire. Texts in Finnish, Swedish and English. Buy now

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    Harri Vuori is the leading character in the documentary Jälkeläiset (Descendants), a film about the Tuusulanjärvi lakeside community of artists. Vuori has also composed music for the film, premiered at the Värinää Festival in Järvenpää in April at which Vuori was the focus composer. Harri Vuori turned 60 in January. One of his most recent works is the Guitar Concerto Cthulhu’s Dreams, premiered in November.

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    The Finnish National Opera is to host Erkki Melartin’s opera Aino on 26 May in a concert performance in Helsinki starring Helena Juntunen in the leading role. Completed in 1912, Aino is a landmark work in early Finnish opera. Based on the national epic, The Kalevala, it is in flowing Late-Romantic style and uses Wagnerian Leitmotif technique. Kari Tikka’s Luther is scheduled on 1 June at the Organ and Aria Festival in Espoo with three performances in all. The opera will also be performed in Germany on 30.9. and 1.10. by the Opernbühne Württembergisches Allgäu.

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    Matthew Whittall has been commissioned to compose a work for the National Viola Competition in Tampere in September. Lasting ten minutes, it will be scored for flute, viola and harp. The Piano Concerto commissioned from him by PianoEspoo is to be premiered in November this year. The soloist will be Risto-Matti Marin, an active ambassador of Whittall’s music. On March 6 he gave the premiere US performance of Whittall’s piano suite Leaves of Grass in New York.

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    Veljo Tormis, Estonia's most influental choral composer died on 21 January at the age of 86. Tormis' music is often connected with ancient folk songs of Estonian and other Balto-Finnic people and his input in preserving the folk songs of these minorities is of enormous importance. The best known works in this genre are the Curse upon Iron (Raua needmine) and the song cycle Forgotten Peoples (Unustatud rahvad), an extensive work which the composer worked on for nearly twenty years.

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    BIS Records has released a CD containing Migrations by Olli Kortekangas. This work for mezzo-soprano, male choir and orchestra was commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä and was premiered in 2016. The CD contains the entire programme of the concert where the work was premiered: Sibelius’s Kullervo and Finlandia in addition to the Kortekangas work.

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    Composers

     

    Click here to go to our composers page where you will find information and for sound samples about composers whose works we represent. Our catalogue covers a broad spectrum of contemporary and classical music from Finland and Estonia. We also represent works by Shostakovich, Prokofieff and Khachaturian in Finland.

    Finnish Favourites for Piano 2 / Suomalaista toiveohjelmistoa 2
    Second volume of the popular piano collection including Finnish piano classics by Sibelius (Finlandia, Valse triste and Andante festivo), Merikanto (Romance and Summer Night Idyll), Kuula (Pankakoski) and others. € 29,90  Buy now
    See also volume 1


    Jean Sibelius: Piano Miniatures
    A collection of 24 most popular piano pieces, among them the Etude, Spruce and Romance in D-flat. 29,90 Buy now

    Jean Sibelius: 6 Humoresques
    for violin and orchestra
    This Urtext edition sheds light on the genesis of the work and corrects misprints in the previous editions. The edition also includes the early version of Humoresque No. 1, now published for the first time.
    Study score: 55011-261-2, € 70,90  Buy now

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    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/ c. Hannu Lintu

    Helsinki Music Centre, Helsinki (Finland)

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    The Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera/

    The Finnish National Opera, Helsinki (Finland)

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    The Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera/ c. Ainars Rubikis

    The Finnish National Opera, Helsinki (Finland)

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    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/ c. Hannu Lintu

    Helsinki Music Centre, Helsinki (Finland)

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    The Finnish National Opera/ c. tbc

    Main Hall of the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki (Finland)

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    The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra/ c. Juha Kangas

    Snellman Hall, Kokkola (Finland)

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