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    The friendship between the Finnish jazz composer Heikki Sarmanto and the great French chansonnier Allain Leprest produced this unique series of piano works. The collection is dedicated to Paris, a city they both loved so dearly.
    55011-473-9, € 34,50 Buy now

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    Kalevi Aho's Second Piano Sonata (2016) is a tribute to the great giant of the piano sonata, Beethoven. The very opening bars already allude to the older master’s most mammoth sonata, the Hammerklavier, op. 106. 55011-517-0, € 24,50 Buy now

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    Ilmari Hannikainen (1892–1955) was the most important Finnish pianist during the first decades of the 1900s. In his lifetime he also was one of the country's most famous composers. Piano Sonata C minor Op. 1 was completed in 1912, and is one of the largest-scale romantic piano compositions in the Finnish piano repertoire.
    55011-512-5, € 24,50 Buy now

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    DMus Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo’s anthology Finnish Favourites for the Saxophone is an almost complete compendium of works written for saxophone and piano in Finland from the 1930s to the 1950s. Technically the works range from basic level examination standard to challenging music institute standard.
    55011-479-1, € 39,90 Buy now

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    Einari Marvia (1915–97) was a Finnish composer, music publisher and musicologist. He studied composition with Melartin, Madetoja and Palmgren. His style is harmonically rich and original, the influence of Brahms is particularly apparent in the keyboard idiom. Piano Sonata (1945) is published now for the first time – directly as an Urtext edition!
    55011-481-4, € 22,10 Buy now

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    Tuomas Turriago's works often have an autumnal character, which is also the case of this piano piece. The fast middle section has relations to his first piano sonata, and his passion for jazz is clearly audible.
    55011-483-8, € 14,10 Buy now

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    Kimmo Hakola sees that the aim of composing for wind quintet should be to have the instrument ultimately breathe and express itself as an organic, coherent subject.
    Score: 55011-508-8, € 15,50 Buy now
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    Jennah Vainio has succeeded in masterly fashion in blending different structural elements to form a clear continuum in this 9-minute long work for string orchestra 2001.
    (score) 55011-504-0, € 19,90 Buy now

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    Kai Nieminen's "Three Quartets of Winter" includes:
    1. I Can Hear Northern Lights (1999) was inspired by arctic winter and northern lights. (score and parts) 55011-484-5, € 39,90
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    2. Towards the Light (2014) was created out of the need to describe childhood memories and in distinction to polar nights. (score and parts) 55011-485-2, € 39,90
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    3. Gestures of Winter... (Time around northern night skies) was a part of "Followers of Sibelius" project in 2017.
    (score and parts) 55011-486-9, € 39,90 Buy now

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    Organum-seura tilasi vuonna 2014 urkuteoksia nuorille soittajille kahdeksalta suomalaiselta säveltäjältä. Teosten vaativuustaso ulottuu helposta peruskurssitasosta haasteelliseen musiikkiopistotasoon asti.
    The Organum Society in Helsinki commissioned pieces for young organists from eight Finnish composers in 2014. The technical level of the pieces in this collection ranges from easy to challenging music of institute standards.
    Kokoelma sisältää / The collection contains:
    -Markus Fagerudd: Polku & Pinokkion tanssi
    -Juhani Haapasalo: Sarja uruille
    -Maija Hynninen: Keinuen ja Kiipeillen
    -Timo Kiiskinen: Pisaroita ja laineita
    -Marzi Nyman: Gotham Waltz
    -Olli Virtaperko: Kipuajat
    -Kimmo Hakola: Partia maestoso
    -Kalevi Aho: Nyt ylös sieluni & Päiwä nyt ehtii ehtoollen
    55011-505-7 (score), € 24,90 Buy now

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    Kimmo Hakola's String Quartet
    No. 4 Op. 95 was composed in 2016 and is dedicated to Meta4 Quartet. In composer's words, it is "the floundering, playful, if necessary defiantly dramatic, surprising, capricious and unrestrained tour de force of a youthful entity."


    55011-497-5 (score), € 29,10 Buy now
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    Nieminen has written four pieces for organ published here for the first time: 1. From Winter’s Night, 2. Temple II, 3. Preghiera (di Francesco di Assisi), and 4. Pre-Inter-Post.
    55011-474-6, € 29,90 Buy now

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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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    Rautavaara made his major breakthrough with Angel of Light (1995). To mark the 25th anniversary of the work’s premiere we are publishing an entirely new edition of the symphony 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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    NEWS & EVENTS

    The opera Flash Flash – Two Deaths of Andy Warhol by Juhani Nuorvala is now at Yle Areena and available also to viewers outside Finland. The text in English is by Juha Siltanen and the production was directed by Erik Söderblom. Flash Flash has enjoyed cult status on the Finnish opera scene; it is seductively melodious, pop-inflected, absurd and thrilling. It was premiered on 9 February and received additional performances at Espoo City Theatre in May.

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    Olli Kortekangas's church opera Elämänkuvat (Pictures of Life) will be premiered at the Korsholm Music Festival on 1 August. There will be two performances by the Seinäjoki and Vaasa City Orchestras, choirs and soloists: soprano Päivi Nisula and baritone Waltteri Torikka. The conductor will be Anna-Maria Helsing and the stage director is Ville Saukkonen. The libretto by Pia Perkiö follows the stories of two characters side by side: a 16th-century Painter and present-day Mariia. The opera will be performed in the medieval Isokyrö Church and was inspired by the paintings on its walls.

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    Lotta Wennäkoski had four orchestral performances at the Concertgebouw this spring. In March Soie for flute and orchestra was performed three times by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Kersten McCall as the soloist.
    Wennäkoski’s BBC commissioned work Flounce was performed at the Royal Concertgebouw on 8 April by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Susanna Mälkki as part of the orchestra's tour that also included performances in Dortmund and Vienna. Flounce was commissioned by the BBC for the 'Last Night of the Proms' in 2017. So far it has been performed close to 20 concerts worldwide.

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    Kalevi Aho turned 70 on 9 March 2019. There will be no fewer than 14 premieres during 2019. The busy spring  started with the Concerto for Two Bassoons (18.1. Warsaw Philharmonic), and was followed the next day by Kirje tuolle puolen (A Letter to the Netherworld) for strings (Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra). On 9 May, the Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano received its world premiere (Antwerp Symphony & Storioni Trio), and the next day the Lapland Chamber Orchestra and Ismo Eskelinen performed Aho's new Guitar Concerto. The Lahti Symphony also celebrated Aho by premiering his 17th Symphony on 4 April. The next new concerto on the line is for bass clarinet and orchestra (4.9. Jyväskylä Sinfonia & clarinettist Mikko Raasakka).

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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

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