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    for mixed choir
    A choral work with Eeva-Liisa Manner's lyrics (in Finnish). Kortekangas is an experienced composer of vocal music, which is apparent in Teoreema: the text is coloured by climaxes and more tranquil sections. 979-0-55011-331-2, € 11,30 Buy now

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    for guitar
    Vainio has a past as a heavy metal guitarist. This piece incorporates heavy metal coloured riffs in a convincing way - not forgetting the aesthetics of the contemporary classical music.
    979-0-55011-314-5, € 12,70 Buy now

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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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    € 34,80

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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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    News & Events

    Harri Vuori is the leading character in the documentary Jälkeläiset (Descendants), a film about the Tuusulanjärvi lakeside community of artists. Vuori has also composed music for the film, to be premiered at the Värinää Festival in Järvenpää in April at which Vuori is the focus composer. Harri Vuori turned 60 in January. One of his most recent works is the Guitar Concerto Cthulhu’s Dreams, premiered in November.

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    The Finnish National Opera is to host Erkki Melartin’s opera Aino on 26 May in a concert performance in Helsinki starring Helena Juntunen in the leading role. Completed in 1912, Aino is a landmark work in early Finnish opera. Based on the national epic, The Kalevala, it is in flowing Late-Romantic style and uses Wagnerian Leitmotif technique. Kari Tikka’s Luther is scheduled on 1 June at the Organ and Aria Festival in Espoo with three performances in all. The opera will also be performed in Germany on 30.9. and 1.10. by the Opernbühne Württembergisches Allgäu.

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    Matthew Whittall has been commissioned to compose a work for the National Viola Competition in Tampere in September. Lasting ten minutes, it will be scored for flute, viola and harp. The Piano Concerto commissioned from him by PianoEspoo is to be premiered in November this year. The soloist will be Risto-Matti Marin, an active ambassador of Whittall’s music. On March 6 he gave the premiere US performance of Whittall’s piano suite Leaves of Grass in New York.

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    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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    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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    Hannu Pohjannoro’s work images, hommages scored success at the 8th International Henri Dutilleux composition competition. Pohjannoro shared the second prize with Matteo Franceschini; the first and third prizes were not awarded. Images hommages 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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    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

    Falköpings orkesterförening/ c. Nils Magnus Kinnvall

    Falköping (Sweden)

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    Orkiestra Filharmonii Szczecinskiej/ c. Rune Bergmann

    Filharmonia Szczecinska , Szczecin (Poland)

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    Joensuu City Orchestra/ c. Jutta Seppinen

    Evengelic-lutheran Church, Joensuu (Finland)

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    Ainola Symphony Orchestra/ c. Yuri Nitta

    Suginami Public Hall, Tokyo (Japan)

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    Soloist Kajsa Dahlbäck, Annastiina Tahkola, Sam Furness, Aarne Pelkonen/Jyväskylä Sinfonia/ c. Tuomas Hannikainen

    Teatteritalo, Jyväskylä (Finland)

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    Lapland Chamber orchestra/ c. John Storgårds

    Pesti Vigado, Budapest (Hungary)

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