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Kalevi Aho (b. 1949) was only 18 years old in 1967 when he completed his String quartet No. 1 in G minor. Nonetheless it was already the second one of its kind: the earlier string quartet in A minor got christened String Quartet No. 0 and banned from performing. The G minor quartet was heard the first time only 50 years after it was born in June 2019.
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Jyrki Linjama’s (b. 1962) poetic music finds its counterpart in the poems of a Finnish modernist Eeva-Liisa Manner (1921–1995). The 23-minute song cycle ”himmeä, kirkas, himmeä…” was commissioned and premiered by baritone Aarne Pelkonen and pianist Juho Alakärppä.
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Alex Freeman’s (b. 1972) Cathedral of Spring (2019) was commissioned by Somnium Ensemble. The piece is in four movements and is set to poems by e.e. cummings and Robert Frost.
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Akvarelli (Watercolour, 1994) for mixed choir by Olli Kortekangas is composed to a poem by Matsuo Bashō, the greatest master of haiku in the 17th century. The text is translated in Finnish by Kai Nieminen.
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These beautiful variations on the hymn "Eja mitt hjärta" (Swedish variation of a German folk song from 1589) were composed in 1976 and dedicated to Finnish composer and conductor Jack Mattsson. 
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based on the Swedish hymn "Den blomstertid nu kommer"
Probably of folk song origin, this Swedish hymn was first time published in the 1695 Swedish Hymnal. The Finnish version "Jo joutui armas aika" is traditionally sung in the end of the school year. The rhythmic toccata followed by the joyful variations and an uplifting fuga is based on this tune which strongly associates with the beginning of summer.
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Uutta, innostavaa nuottimateriaalia pikku pianistien ryhmäopetukseen. Yhdessä pianolla sisältää neli- ja kuusikätisiä kappaleita alkeet hallitseville oppilaille sekä monipuolista lisämateriaalia, joka johtaa hauskalla tavalla vapaan säestyksen, improvisoinnin ja säveltämisen alkupoluille. Mukana rytmi-, melodia-, sävel-, ja tunnetaitokortit sekä motivoivia tehtäviä. Kirjalla on oma Youtube-kanava.
A new innovative book for group piano lessons, only available in Finnish.
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Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) 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 for the First Symphony, completed in 1899. The first performance of Cassazione as the opening number in a concert of his music held at the Helsinki University Hall in February 1904. Robert J. Ambrose’s transcription for wind band is based on the original full symphony orchestra version.
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Chamber music is probably the dearest musical form to the Finnish modernism’s grand old man Paavo Heininen (b. 1938). The 12-minute Divertimento was composed in the beginning of 2020, the instrumentation includes flute, percussion (2 players), piano and string trio.
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The air is heavy with flashy comments, when the flute, the bassoon and the piano start their debate in “Storm in a Teacup” (2014) by Kirmo Lintinen (b. 1967). Less than 5 minutes of length this virtuosic trio finds the piece after the grand rampage. Humour and playfulness are characteristic elements of Kirmo Lintinen's music.
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Olli Kortekangas (b. 1955) was struggling when looking for a suitable chorale or theme after a commission from Tomi Satomaa to compose a variation work for organ. He finally found it close at hand, on his very own desk; Partita is based on a chorale melody Kortekangas composed some years ago.
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Lauri Kilpiö’s Memories and Impressions is a 14-movement suite for solo piano of 24 minutes. It was commissioned by the Music School of St. Michel. The duration and the level of technical difficulty of the movements increase progressively, from the rudiments towards the advanced D and C levels.
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A missa brevis for descant choir and piano (organ ad lib.) by Olli Kortekangas gets a Finnish colour in Laudamus, the text of which "Luotujen virsi" by Pekka Kivekäs is a poem in the Kalevala meter. The composer encourages conductors to find different ways to perform the work: for example doubling or replacing the chorus parts by an obligato instrument.
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(Six Ostrobothnian folk songs)
During his folklore gathering trips to South Ostrobothnia in the west coast of Finland in 1907, Toivo Kuula wrote down a total of 362 songs. Of these he arranged only 12 for voice and piano. Yrjö Hjelt has continued this work by arranging six new folk songs. This collection pays homage to Toivo Kuula.
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(The Legend of Oskari Juliini - New Ostrobothnian Folk Songs)
The Ostrobothnian folk songs collected by Toivo Kuula offer an interesting look at the Finnish folk music, especially in regard what the themes tell about music and folk life in yesteryears. Paavo Korpijaakko has created this suite of lieds based on those folk songs which pays homage to Toivo Kuula.
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