New publications

    for violin and piano
    This new piano reduction (edited by Jani Kyllönen) is based on the Urtext orchestral version. The solo part is corrected according to the composer's manuscripts and misprints. Misinterpretations found in earlier editions have also been corrected.
    55011-274-2, € 38,50 Buy now

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    In this collection of chamber music, edited by Sirkka Kuula, all works are published for the first time. Instrumentation and level of difficulty vary from work to work. The package contains a score and all parts. 55011-308-4, € 55,00 Buy now

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    Einar Englund: The Great Wall of China / Kiinan muuri (Elias Seppälä), 55011-340-4 (score and parts) € 209,00 Buy now, 55011-339-8 (large score) € Buy now

    Uuno Klami: Sea Pictures / Merisarja (Pasi-Heikki Mikkola), 55011-342-8 (score and parts) € 209,00: Buy now, 55011-341-1 (large score) € 23,50 Buy now 

    Jean Sibelius: Overture in F Minor (Robert Ambrose), 55011-369-5 Coming soon

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    Piano Concerto
    An admired concerto premiered in Ottawa by Angela Hewitt and the NAC Orchestra. The soloist at the Finnish premiere was Risto-Matti Marin. Whittall's original style is fresh, abundant in colours and mysterious. Study score: 55011-372-5, € 36,00 Buy now

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    for symphony orchestra
    A piece commissioned by the BBC for the Last Night of the Proms in 2017. The piece is characterized by brisk gestures "non troppo serioso", but it also includes passages in lyrical mood. Study score: 55011-371-8, € 23,20 Buy now

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    Julvers (Notturno II)
    for violin and piano
    A commission by Villa Lante in Rome. 55011-346-6 € 16,00 Buy now

    The Smile of the Flamboyant Wings
    for piano
    This piece triggered by the painting of Joan Miró. 55011-345-9, € 12,00 Buy now

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    A work commissioned by Tommi Hyytinen and dedicated to the memory of Jouni Kaipainen. It continues Turriago's project to write sonatas for each solo instrument and piano. 55011-347-3, € 29,50 Buy now

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    Edited by Esa Ylönen
    Uuno Klami's piano works afford an exciting view of his development as a composer. This collection includes previously unpublished pieces and also information and photos about Klami's life and works. 55011-367-1, € 32,90 Buy now

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    Palkeen kieli – opin kappaleita haitaritaidon alkupolulle on uusi lapsille ja nuorille suunnattu sarja sooloharmonikalle. Bellowspeak – accordion basics piece by piece is a new suite for solo accordion designed for children and young musicians. 55011-317-6, € 29,90 Buy now

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    for accordion
    A commission by the Association of Finnish Accordion Teachers. - Kilpailuteos huhtikuussa 2018 järjestettävään kilpailuun Minä soitan harmonikkaa. 979-0-55011-365-7, € 17,50 Buy now

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    for alto flute, viola and harp
    A piece commissioned for the 2017 Tampere Viola Competition. The title is from a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, and it is reflected in the atmosphere of the piece. 979-0-55011-350-3, € 23,20 Buy now

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    Concerto for solo percussion and orchestra. Sieidi is one of the most often performed percussion concertos of our time. It offers varied sections both wildly rhythmic and lyrical, and the soloist switches from one instrument to another. Study score 55011-315-2, € 58,00 Buy now, Solo part 55011-366-4, € 24,70 Buy now

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    Four Songs on Uuno Kailas' poems for voice and piano. First publication! These early songs open interesting viewpoints to young Kokkonen's tonal language. Lyrics in Finnish. (Adagio, Peitetyt kasvot, Enkeli, Finaali) 55011-364-0, € 17,50 Buy now

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    for cello and piano
    Foliage is commissioned by the Turku Cello Competition as the mandatory work for its 2018 contest. The solo part is an homage to cello and its versatility as an instrument. / Turun sellokilpailun 2018 kilpailukappale Foliagen soolo-osuus on kunnianosoitus sellon monipuolisuudelle soittimena. 979-0-55011-363-3, € 23,20 Buy now

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    News & Events

    Ooppera on vuoden merkkitapaus: suuria joukkokohtauksia, tanssia, tunteita ja inhimillisiä tarinoita. Esitykset 16.2.-3.3.2018. Osta lippusi täältä: Tampere-talo.fi

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    Paavo Heininen turned 80 on 13 January 2018. He is a central figure of the Finnish music scene with his career as a composer and teacher of the new composer generation.
    Heininen's works are being heard during the year in several concerts, e.g. on his birthday at the Järvenpää Hall. New works are also in the pipeline. He has, among other things, written duos for every orchestral instrument and piano, composed six string quartets and written a lot of piano pieces, many of which have not been premiered yet.

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    Fennica Gehrman has entered into a publishing agreement with Esa Pietilä, a well-known saxophonist operating with different musical genres in a creative way. As a composer, he has broadened the image of contemporary music with jazz. He has been commissioned to write works for the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Zagros Ensemble, UMO Jazz Orchestra and others, and has also written music for solo instruments, instrumental groups, dance projects and films. The new agreement covers 10 works, including Graffiti Play for chamber orchestra and contemporary jazz trio, and Hunt! for saxophone and percussion quintet.

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    Lotta Wennäkoski's large-scale commission, Uniin asti (Until the Dreams) for male choir and orchestra was premiered on 6 December by the Finnish RSO and the Polytech Choir conducted by Hannu Lintu. A work for the Turku Cello Competition has also been commissioned from her. Called Foliage, it exists in versions for cello and piano and for orchestra and will be the compulsory work for the six competition finalists on 22–23 February. Wennäkoski's BBC commission Flounce was premiered at the Last Night of the Proms on 9 September in London. According to the reviews the piece was "deft and surprising", "it may work as a concert-opener, but that’s by no means all that it is, and for that she deserves kudos and congratulations."

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    Kalevi Aho's chamber opera Frida y Diego was performed in Moscow by the Pokrovsky State Opera during November and December 2017. The production was received with enthusiasm and there are plans for further performances during 2018. The opera tells about the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and Trotsky is also one of the key figures of the story. The opera was premiered in Helsinki in 2014 to full audiences. The libretto (in Spanish) is by Maritza Nunez.

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    Composers & Works

     

    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.


    Ihanuuksien ihmemaa
    Jukka Nykäsen pianosovitukset suomalaisista kansanlauluista, maakuntalauluista ja muista suosituista sävelmistä ovat herättäneet ihastusta.
    Osittain myös improvisaatioon perustuvia alkuperäisiä sovituksia on lyhennetty ja muokattu tätä pianokokoelmaa varten. Tyylilajit liikkuvat ennakkoluulottomasti iloitellen musiikin historiassa romanttista hurmiota, virtuoosisuutta ja huumoria unohtamatta. Tämä kokoelma vie sydämesi! Buy now
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    Finnish Favourites for Piano 1-3 / Suomalaista toiveohjelmistoa 1-3
    Sarja on täydentynyt kolmannella osalla, joka sisältää kiehtovan valikoiman modernin pianomusiikin helmiä, muutamia uusia tuttavuuksia sekä kestoklassikoita.
    This series includes highlights of Finnish piano litterature from the Romantic period to the present day. The second volume includes e.g. Finlandia and Valse triste by Sibelius. Volume 3 includes more modern classics. Buy Vol.1; Buy Vol.2; Buy Vol. 3


    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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    Gulbenkian Orquestra/ c. Hannu Lintu

    Gulbenkian Main Building - Grand Auditorium, Lisbon (Portugal)

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    Soloist Kari KRIIKKU/Singapore Symphony Orchestra/ c. LIM Yau

    Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore (Singapore) National Premiere

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    Gulbenkian Orquestra/ c. Hannu Lintu

    Gulbenkian Main Building - Grand Auditorium, Lisbon (Portugal)

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    New World Symphony/ c. tbc

    New World Center , Miami Beach (United States)

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    The Orchestra Now/ c. Zachary Schwartzman

    Symphony Space, New York, NY (United States)

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    Tapiola Youth Symphony Orchestra/ c. Erkki Lasonpalo

    Tapiola Hall, Espoo (Finland)

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