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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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    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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    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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    for clarinet and ensemble: fl/ten.sax/perc/vl/vla/vc/db (arr. Gregory Barrett). Nachtlieder (Night Songs) is Salonen's early work dating from 1978. Salonen has condensed these expressionist pieces into concise, miniature-like proportions. The four-movement work is dominated by a meditative mood and the expressive melodies of the clarinet. Score and parts € 68,00 Buy now

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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 piano quintet
    This work won Unesco's Composer Rostrum in Paris in 1982. It is largely based on incidental music that Lindberg wrote for Mikhail Bulgagov's play Molière and the music contains originally embedded references to the music of Rameau and Lully. The music is enhanced with text spoken by the instrumentalists in the middle of the work.
    New set of parts: € 56,20 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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    News & Events

    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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    Hannu Pohjannoro’s work images, hommages scored success at the 8th International Henri Dutilleux composition competition held in Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, France on 22. January. Pohjannoro shared the second prize with Matteo Franceschini; the first and third prizes were not awarded. The other three finalists were Augusta Read Thomas, Mark Simpson and Pierre Jalbert. Images hommages was composed in 2010-11 and it is scored for an ensemble (fl/picc, cl/bcl, vl, vlc, pf). All five works chosen for the finals were heard at a concert on 22. January.

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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.

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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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    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

    Performances

    Göteborgs Symfonikers brassensemble/

    Göteborgs Konserthus, Göteborg (Sweden)

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    Hyvinkää orchestra/ c. Tuomas Pirilä

    City Hall, Hyvinkää (Finland)

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    Hyvinkää orchestra/ c. Tuomas Pirilä

    City Hall, Hyvinkää (Finland)

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    Kemi City Orchestra/ c. Erkki Lasonpalo

    Sauvotalo, Kemi (Finland)

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    Soloist Mikael Helasvuo, huilu/Jyväskylä Sinfonia/ c. Ville Matvejeff

    Teatteritalo, Jyväskylä (Finland)

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    Soloist Sebastian Stevensson/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra/ c. Karina Canellakis

    Berwaldhallen, Stockholm (Sweden)

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