Sibelius’s beloved flower songs in a beautiful collection based on the new, critcial edition. Swedish texts by Franzén and Runeberg.
1. Blåsippan (The Anemone)
2. De bägge rosorna (The Two Roses)
3. Vitsippan (The Wood Anemone)
4. Sippan (The Primrose)
5. Törnet (The Thorn)
6. Blommans öde (The Flower’s Destiny)
55001-247-6, € 32,90 Buy now
Martin Wegelius (1846-1906) was founder of The Helsinki Conservatory, now the Sibelius Academy. He was also a composer whose oeuvre focused on vocal music. This collection, edited by Tuomas Lehtinen, present the treasures of his solo song output. The texts of the songs are in Swedish or in Finnish.
55011-260-5, € 31,30 Buy now
Kuula wrote his two sonatas while still in his early twenties. The F Major Sonata is from 1906 and bears no opus number; the Sonata E Minor Op. 1 dates from 1907. This is the first edition of the F Major Sonata, … [Read more...]which was forgotten for almost a century and refound in the 1990's.
55011-248-3, € 31,80 Buy now
Two pieces inspired by an old collection of folk tunes and its polska melodies. A sister work to Rautavaara's suite The Fiddlers. The Devil and the Drunkard is unusual in that it has words, maybe for the player to recite during the performance.
55009-943-2, € 11,80 Buy now
Kalevi Aho's sparkling and virtuoso quintet for winds and piano dates from 2013.
Score: 55011-256-8 € 31,20 Buy now
Parts: 55011-257-5 € 45,30 Buy now
Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775-1838) is the best-known Finnish composer of the Classical period. Available first time as a new, engraved score, the Concertino for Bassoon and Orchestra shows the skills that made Crusell one of the best-known composers in the early 19th century.
55011-250-6 (score, parts available for hire)
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for string orchesta
Einojuhani Rautavaara composed this string orchestra work inspired by a sensual poem by Lassi Nummi written in 1982. The music is built on a twelve-tone row and it weaves a sonorous string texture.
Score and set of parts (33221)
55011-251-3, € 48,00 Buy now
First edition! This is the first version of Cassazione op. 6 (1904) for large orchestra with double woodwinds, four French horns, two trumpets and three trombones. Sibelius made his first sketches for material that would later find its way into Cassazione at the end of the 1890s. There are already hints of it among the sketches of his first symphony … [Read more.... Read the complete preface.
55011-235-3 (score), € 25,90 Buy now
The Temptations / Kiusaukset
Allegorical ballet in one act
Piano reduction (first publication)
55011-246-9, € 31,30 Buy now
Ballad for Harp and Strings
string orchestra parts: 33221
55011-244-5, € 48,00 Buy now
55011-242-1, € 9,50 Buy now
for oboe and piano
55011-243-8, € 14,80 Buy now
for double mixed choir
Text: D. H. Lawrence, Apocalypsis Iohannis, Evangelium secundum Iohannem (Lat+Eng)
Revised edition of the Kortekangas work dating from 1987. The different texts are in dialogue as well as the two choirs. Glissandos, whispers and recitatives give the singers a chance to demonstrate their virtuosity.
55009-916-6, € 10,40 Buy now
September - 2015
4 catchy pieces for piano by Mirka Vähtäri
Make today Piano Day. You won’t be disappointed! These pieces dream, dare, swing – and will get you hooked. They will also develop your skills and technique with their carefully-devised pedagogical approach. Some of the pieces are easy and suitable for beginners, but there are also some for more advanced pianists. And a few of them are for four hands.
“I simply loved this collection. I felt I was opening a treasure chest! The compositions are fresh, pianistic, and sit well under the hands. They are also well thought-out pedagogically providing practice in various techniques and especially interpretation (e.g. The Dreamer). Some of the pieces are sure to be real hits: Rain and Waves is brilliant for the first few piano lessons: a welcome alternative to Chopsticks!”
Kristiina Jääskeläinen, Piano Teacher, DocMus