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    Suositun Pianoetydejä-sarjan 4 osa jälleen saatavana! Vihko sisältää eri säveltäjien laatimia monipuolisia harjoituksia perustasoittain.
    The fourth part of the etude collection is available again!

    55011-196-7, € 19,60 Buy now

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    Einojuhani Rautavaara made his major breakthrough with the Symphony No. 7, Angel of Light (1995). To mark the 25th anniversary of the work’s premiere – in its original form as the Bloomington Symphony – Fennica Gehrman is publishing an entirely new edition of the symphony based on all available sources, including the composer’s manuscript and his markings in various printed scores. This is a large-sized conductor score with extensive analysis of the work and its genesis.
    55011-444-9, € 66,50 Buy now

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    In these miniature duos, the easy first cello part is taken from the A volume of the Colourstrings Violin ABC. The second cello part is intended for an advanced pupil or the teacher. To aid the reading the first cello part appears with child-friendly coloured notation.
    55011-503-3, € 25,30 Buy now

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    This viola tutor based on the Colourstrings method is ideally suited for small viola players. This is a new and expanded edition (2019), which is better suited for teachers teaching also the violin. The Viola Book A is modelled after the Violin Book A, making classes with violins and violas easier to teach.
    55011-252-0, € 25,00 Buy now

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    Sea often inspires Åland-born Lars Karlsson. In this fantasy the Åland folk tune "Vem kan segla" (Who can sail without a wind) is shown in different lights and situations. Rapid sea winds turn into a solemn chorale.
    55011-507-1, € 11,20 Buy now

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    The grand old man of Finnish Modernism Paavo Heininen (b. 1938) turned his impressions of Boston into three violin sonatas.
    Boston Sonata: 55011-500-2, € 32,30 Buy now
    Boston Variations: 55011-501-9, € 32,30 Buy now
    Boston Ballade: 55011-502-6, € 32,30 Buy now

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    This "church sonata" has three movements, each of which has a definite liturgical character. The cantus firmus of all of the movements are based on ancient choral melodies. Hence the music can be performed either in a concert or as a part of liturgy.
    55011-499-9, € 17,80 Buy now

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    Kalevi Aho has continued composing his popular Solo pieces for different instruments. Solo XII for viola was born in 2016 in memoriam Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928–2016).
    55011-480-7, € 11,90 Buy now

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    for violin and piano
    Nocturnes & scherzos based on a Finnish folk song. Suitable tor teaching purposes as the technical and esthetical solutions in the music open paths towards more difficult pieces of composers such as Schumann, Prokofiev, Bartok and Mendelssohn.
    55011-476-0, € 14,90 Buy now

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    A work commissioned by Holger Fransman. The Helsinki Music Institute's horn class received this three movement quartet for the spring concert in May 1936 when a composition for four French horns was a rarity in Finland. The quartet was performed for decades as Fransman's arrangement. This edition is based on the original version of the composer.
    55011-475-3, € 19,90 Buy now

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    Pianoetydejä-sarjan 3. osa jälleen saatavissa! Se sisältää eri säveltäjien laatimia monipuolisia harjoituksia perustasoittain ja lisäksi lyhyet maininnat asioista, joihin tulee kiinnittää erityistä huomiota.
    The third part of the etude collection is available again!
    55011-195-0, € 19,60 Buy now

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    Each cycle in this Op. 104a consists of 12 etudes and a finale in a form of a set of variations. They can be programmed in combination with other pieces and as interludes between them. 
    1st: 55011-469-2, € 24,90 Buy now
    2nd: 55011-470-8, € 24,90 Buy now
    3rd: 55011-471-5, € 24,90 Buy now
    4th: 55011-472-2, € 24,90 Buy now

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    for SSAA choir
    Text: Gustav Fröding (Swedish)
    These short songs have a feeling of folk music. Äktenskapsfrågan studies the problems of married life in a humoristic way. Kung Liljekonvalje is a swinging elegy and tells a fairytale of the lilies of the valley deep in the forest. 55011-463-0, € 4,20 Buy now

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    Järnefelt's first composition for stage was music for Topelius's play Miranda (1901). It is a melodrama, 30 minutes in duration, with recitation and choral parts. The story is a fairytale of young Miranda in search for love, surrounded by kings and suitors arond the world. The music includes elegantly swinging waltzes and Oriental colours. Orchestral parts are available for hire. Study score: 55011-468-5, € 21,20 Buy now

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    NEWS & EVENTS

    Lotta Wennäkoski will have four orchestral performances at the Concertgebouw this spring. On 20, 21 and 24 March Soie for flute and orchestra will have its Dutch premiere by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock) with Kersten McCall as the soloist.
    Wennäkoski’s BBC commissioned work Flounce will be performed at the Royal Concertgebouw on 8 April by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Susanna Mälkki. The concert is part of the orchestra's tour that also includes performances in Dortmund and Vienna. Flounce was commissioned by the BBC for the 'Last Night of the Proms' in 2017 and premiered by the BBC Symphony and Sakari Oramo. So far it has been performed in 14 concerts worldwide and already has nine upcoming performances this year.

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    Kalevi Aho will be 70 on 9 March 2019. There will be no fewer than 14 premieres during 2019, starting with the Concerto for Two Bassoons composed on the initiative of Bram van Sambeek (premiered on 18 January by the Warsaw Philharmonic), and followed the next day by Kirje tuolle puolen (A Letter to the Netherworld) for strings by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. On 9 May, the Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano will receive its world premiere by the Antwerp Symphony and the Storioni Trio, and the next day the Lapland Chamber Orchestra and Ismo Eskelinen will play Aho's new Guitar Concerto. The Lahti Symphony will also celebrate Aho by premiering his 17th Symphony on 4 April.

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    The opera Flash Flash by Juhani Nuorvala was premiered on 9 February at Musica nova Helsinki. The other 5 performances have all been cancelled due to a serious flu which has made one of the singers lose his voice. A new slot for the performances will be in May 7-11, 2019 at the Espoo City Theatre. Tickets are on sale starting the 13th of February at Lippupiste web shop (www.lippu.fi), all their box offices and at Espoo City Theatre.

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    Matthew Whittall has been commissioned to write the obligatory piece for the Banff International String Quartet Competition in August 2019. Another work to be premiered next year is the commission from Musica Nova Helsinki for the Crash Ensemble (world premiere on 2 February, in Helsinki).
    Paavo Heininen
    is composing a piece for violin and orchestra as a commission from the St. Michel Strings. There will be two performances: on 23 May in Mikkeli and 24 May in Helsinki. The piece is entitled Sinfonia concertante da camera Op. 144, and the soloist will be Kaija Saarikettu.

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    The year 2021 will mark the centenary of the birth of Joonas Kokkonen. More and more music by him has been finding its way back into concert programmes in the past few years, and his opera Viimeiset kiusaukset (The Last Temptations) is still one of the Finnish operas most often performed. Fennica Gehrman has published a new version of the impressive Requiem he composed in 1981 in memory of his wife. The arrangement by Jouko Linjama is for organ, mixed choir and soloists. The Cello Concerto  has also found an established place in the repertoire; it was heard most recently in the Finals of the International Paulo Cello Competition in October 2018.

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    Fennica Gehrman is delighted to announce our partnership with nkoda, the new subscription service app for digital sheet music, with over 100,000 titles at launch. The first scores include works from our hire and sales catalogues, from some earlier pieces by Jean Sibelius till the music of today, and the aim is to entrust nkoda with our entire catalogues. The scores can be annotated using built-in smart tools. The app is currently available on a 30-day free trial for iPad, iPhone and Android tablet and other versions are due in September 2018.

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    This year will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Armas Järnefelt, a conductor and composer active in both Finland and Sweden. The Järnefelt Society is compiling a calendar of events in the jubilee year at www.armasjarnefelt.fi. Read more about Järnefelt and his works here.

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    COMPOSERS & WORKS

     

    Click here to go to our composers page where you will find information and sound samples about composers whose works we represent. Included is also a list of anniversaries and repertoire tips. 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.


    Sami Juntunen: Gettin' into Groove
    Rytmimusiikin etydejä

    This 154-page book is a treasure trove for pianists who want to play soul, blues boogie-woogie, funk, disco or other Afroamerican pieces - all cleverly composed by Sami Juntunen. The book also gives information about Afroamerican popular music genres and suggests pieces to listen. This version of the book is in Finnish. Buy now


    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 music from the Romantic period to the present day. The second volume includes e.g. Finlandia and Valse triste by Sibelius. Volume 3 includes modern classics. Buy Vol.1; Buy Vol.2; Buy Vol. 3

    PERFORMANCES

    Soloist Elina Vähälä/Kymi Sinfonietta/ c. Olari Elts

    Kotka Concert Hall, Kotka (Finland)

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    Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/ c. Susanna Mälkki

    Helsinki Music Centre, Helsinki (Finland)

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    Soloist Sakari Männistö, juggler/Vaasa City Orchestra/ c. James Lowe

    Vaasa City Hall, Vaasa (Finland)

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    Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/ c. Susanna Mälkki

    Helsinki Music Centre Concert Hall, Helsinki (Finland)

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    Soloist Elina Vähälä/Kymi Sinfonietta/ c. Olari Elts

    Kuusaa , Kuusankoski (Finland)

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    Hessisches Staatstballett/ c. Albert Horne

    Hessisches Staatstheater , Wiesbaden (Germany) Only 'Interludium' being performed in a ballett production...

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