The Piano ABC (Book A)
A new, inspiring tutor for small piano players. Read more.
55011-155-4, € 36,50 Buy now
Four Songs to Poems by Aleksis Kivi
Rautavaara’s songs from the opera Aleksis Kivi in arrangements for male choir. Texts in Finnish.
1. Ikävyys, 2. Olven kunnia, 3. Laulu oravasta, 4. Sydämeni laulu
55011-158-5, € 9,80 Buy now
There are both solo songs and duets in this critical edition in two volumes edited by Kimmo Tammivaara. Included are also some songs not previously published. The song texts are as a rule published in the original language. The list of songs can be found on our Madetoja page.
55009-000-2 (Volume 1) € 39,50 Buy now
55009-001-9 (Volume 2) € 39,50 Buy now
for violin and cello
Rautavaara wrote this short work in 1999 for Seppo Kimanen's birthday. It was premiered by Yoshiko Arai, violin and Martti Rousi, cello, in Helsinki on 7 February 1999.
55009-945-6, € 12,90 Buy now
for guitar solo
Kärkkäinen has written several chamber works which include guitar, and his work list also includes a concerto for silent guitar. Tener Tenebrum dates from 2007 and it was commisioned by the Helsinki Guitar Society.
55011-159-2, € 14,50 Buy now
Neljä romanssia oopperasta Rasputin (for mixed choir)
According to Rautavaara it was a pity to leave the melancholy, moonlit songs of his opera Rasputin to languish within the confines of the opera. He therefore arranged the set of "unabashedly sentimental and thoroughly melodic" pieces, first for male choir, and in 2012 for mixed choir.
55011-148-6, € 9,80 Buy now
for trumpet and organ
The Hampstead and Highgate Festival in London performed several of Rautavaara’s orchestral and chamber works in summer 1999. To include a premiere in the programme, festival director Barry Milligan commissioned Hymnus for trumpet and organ from Rautavaara. The duration of this sonorous, mystical work is ca 6 minutes.
55009-947-0, € 11,90 Buy now
Seven Songs to Texts by Aleksis Kivi
voice and piano
Hakola composed the Kivi Songs in Paris in spring 2007. Distance and pining for home conjured forth from the poems timeless echoes of the primitive folk singer. It was as if the poems had the seeds of melodies hidden deep in ageless recesses. The songs exist also in orchestral versions.
55011-149-3, € 27,60 Buy now
for solo cello
A work that was probably never performed in public during Sibelius's lifetime. It dates from 1887 when Sibelius was 21 years, and the music owes much to Bach in terms of its style, although the theme on which the variations are based has a certain Finnish-Nordic flavour. It was refound and performed in 1995 and also recorded on the BIS label.
55009-238-9, € 19,80 Buy now
for mixed choir
First edition of Rautavaara’s early male choir work in a version for SATB choir. The composer also made some minor changes to the strictest dodecaphonic texture since expression had become more important for him than structure.
55011-147-9, € 4,40 Buy now
December - 2013