New publications

    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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    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

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    19 preludia pianolle
    These preludes offer a unique vantage point to Aho's early years. They display a characteristic fascination with the virtuosic and technically brilliant side of music-making. The preludes have been recorded by Sonja Fräki. € 24,80 Buy now

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    for brass septet
    (score and parts)
    First editions based on the composer's manuscripts in their original instrumentation. A brass band gave concerts in the local park of Loviisa, and Sibelius wrote these works for them in 1889–91. 
    Andantino & Menuetto € 29,60  Buy now
    Overture in F Minor: € 55,30  Buy now

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    Uusintapainos jälleen saatavana! Tämä aloittelijan vihko opettaa helpolla tavalla nuotinlukua ja sisältää innostavia kappaleita.
    € 20,10  Buy now

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    for male choir (TTBB)
    Text: Lasse Nummi
    A three-movement work commissioned by the Laulu-Miehet male chorus and premiered in 2014. The texts by Nummi (in Finnish) describe the joy of being a grandparent and amiably grandfatherly and gently humorous these songs are.
    € 10,90  Buy now

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    for mixed choir, arr. Timo Lehtovaara
    1. Now Stands Yule at the Snow Gate • Nu står jul vid snöig port, 2. Now Is Christmas Coming • Nu så kommer julen, 3. O'er Hill and Dale • Det mörknar ute, 4. We Ask for Nothing Rich or Rare • Giv mig ej glans, ej guld, ej prakt, 5. The Shining Snows Are Driven High Visst drivor höga som skyn vi ha. € 11,20
    English text: Buy now, Swedish text: Buy now, Finnish text: Buy now

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    for wind quintet
     A work commissioned by I Fiati Italiani quintet, made up of musicians of the Teatro alla Scala of Milan. Visual impressions give often an impetus to Vainio's composing. Here they are connected to the Nordic mythology.
    Score € 22,60 Buy now, parts € 50,40 Buy now

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    for wind quintet
    This work was premiered by Idée Fixe Wind Quintet in 2010. The first movement is a four-voiced canon, the second a fantastic variation on one tone: F-sharp/G-flat. The last movement develops the thematic material from Canon. The duration is ca. 12 minutes.
    Score € 24,80 Buy now, parts 32,80 Buy now

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    or cello and guitar
    A work dedicated to cellist Marko Ylönen and guitarist Timo Korhonen who also commissioned the work. Partita received its premiere at the Luosto Classic festival in 2016.
    9790-55011-293-3 € 24,80 Buy now

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    This commission from the Jyväskylä Summer Festival was dedicated to Matti Rautio, a fellow composer. There is a romantic undercurrent vibrating under the neoclassical surface of this work in four movements. The total duration is ca. 23 minutes.
    Score: € 17,90 Buy now, parts: € 23,50 Buy now

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    for mixed choir 
    One of the most known of Sibelius's works now reissued with new graphics based on the Sibelius complete critical edition to commemorate the Centenary of the Finnish Independence in 2017. Texts in Finnish and Swedish.
    9790-55011-290-2 € 4,20 Buy now

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    News & Events

    Hannu Pohjannoro's work Images, hommages has been chosen for the finals of the Henri Dutilleux composition competition held in France on 22.1.2017. Pohjannoro composed this work in 2010-11 and it is scored for an ensemble (fl./picc., cl./b.cl., vl, vlc, pf). See: http://concoursdutilleux.fr/index.php/en/

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    Kalevi Aho’s Accordion Concerto will receve its world premiere at the Kokkola Accordion Festival on 17 February. The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Juha Kangas, and the soloist is Saila Korhonen.
    Aho's latest opera Frida and Diego is to be performed by the Pokrovsky Moscow Chamber Opera in Russia. Four performances are planned for next year and ten more for 2018. The opera is about the tempestuous relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and was premiered in Helsinki in 2014.
    Aho’s orchestral work Geija is on the programme of the Minnesota Orchestra for January 2017....

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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.
    Last November Alba Records released the CD Crossings including music by Kortekangas, e.g. Crossing the Five Rivers for organ and viol, written to a commission from the Parainen Organ Festival in 2008.

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    Lotta Wennäkoski has composed a new Guitar Concerto as a joint commission from the Kymi Sinfonietta and the Tapiola Sinfonietta. The soloist will be Petri Kumela and the world premiere will be in Kotka during the 2017 spring season.
    PianoEspoo has commissioned a piano concerto from Matthew Whittall. The soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra at the premiere during the 2017 festival will be Risto-Matti Marin, who is happy to collaborate with Whittall and has recorded his big piano suite Leaves of Grass.

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    Fennica Gehrman has signed a publishing agreement for Jennah Vainio’s popular concerto Fujiko’s Fairy Tale for beatboxer and string orchestra drawing on influences from such directions as Oriental music, hip hop, dance, video games and the world of Manga/Anime. The concerto has been performed 18 times in five years, mostly in the USA, where beatboxer Shodekeh added it to his repertoire and has performed it with the Baltimore Symphony under Marin Alsop. Felix Zenger and RudiRok have been the soloists in Finland. Versions for symphony orchestra and sinfonietta are being planned.

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    The choral work Ilta (Evening) by Mikko Heiniö can now be heard on the disc released by the Key Ensemble. Lasting 53 minutes, it is in five movements, each in a different language and joined together by clarinet and cello intermezzos.
    The critically-acclaimed premiere in September 2015 was a co-production with the ERI Dance Theatre to a choreography by Tiina Lindfors. ERI and the Key Ensemble conducted by Teemu Honkanen brought Evening also to Helsinki; the eagerly-awaited performance took place at the Almi Hall of the Finnish National Opera on 8 October.

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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.


    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


    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

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    Pori Sinfonietta/ c. Andres Kaljuste

    (Finland)

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    Soloist Jonathan Roozeman/Oulu Symphony Orchestra/ c. Klaus Mäkelä

    Madetoja Hall, Oulu (Finland)

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    Soloist Jonathan Roozeman/Oulu Symphony Orchestra/ c. Klaus Mäkelä

    Madetoja Hall, Oulu (Finland)

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    Pori Sinfonietta/ c. Andres Kaljuste

    Eurajoki (Finland)

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    Pori Sinfonietta/ c. Andres Kaljuste

    Eurajoki (Finland)

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    Soloist Students of Helsinki Conservatory/Helsinki Concordia/ c. Tuomas Rousi

    Helsinki Conservatory Concert Hall, Helsinki (Finland)

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