New publications

    Einar Englund: The Great Wall of China / Kiinan muuri (Elias Seppälä), 55011-340-4 Coming soon

    Uuno Klami: Sea Pictures / Merisarja (Pasi-Heikki Mikkola), 55011-342-8 Coming soon

    Jean Sibelius: Overture in F Minor (Robert Ambrose), 55011-369-5 Coming soon

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    Piano Concerto
    An admired concerto premiered in Ottawa by Angela Hewitt and the NAC Orchestra. The soloist at the Finnish premiere was Risto-Matti Marin. Whittall's original style is fresh, abundant in colours and mysterious. Study score: 55011-372-5, € 36,00 Buy now

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    for symphony orchestra
    A piece commissioned by the BBC for the Last Night of the Proms in 2017. The piece is characterized by brisk gestures "non troppo serioso", but it also includes passages in lyrical mood. Study score: 55011-371-8, € 23,20 Buy now

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    Julvers (Notturno II)
    for violin and piano
    A commission by Villa Lante in Rome. 55011-346-6 € 16,00 Buy now

    The Smile of the Flamboyant Wings
    for piano
    This piece triggered by the painting of Joan Miró. 55011-345-9, € 12,00 Buy now

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    A work commissioned by Tommi Hyytinen and dedicated to the memory of Jouni Kaipainen. It continues Turriago's project to write sonatas for each solo instrument and piano. 55011-347-3, € 29,50 Buy now

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    Edited by Esa Ylönen
    Uuno Klami's piano works afford an exciting view of his development as a composer. This collection includes previously unpublished pieces and also information and photos about Klami's life and works. 55011-367-1, € 32,90 Buy now

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    Palkeen kieli – opin kappaleita haitaritaidon alkupolulle on uusi lapsille ja nuorille suunnattu sarja sooloharmonikalle. Bellowspeak – accordion basics piece by piece is a new suite for solo accordion designed for children and young musicians. 55011-317-6, € 29,90 Buy now

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    for accordion
    A commission by the Association of Finnish Accordion Teachers. - Kilpailuteos huhtikuussa 2018 järjestettävään kilpailuun Minä soitan harmonikkaa. 979-0-55011-365-7, € 17,50 Buy now

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    for alto flute, viola and harp
    A piece commissioned for the 2017 Tampere Viola Competition. The title is from a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, and it is reflected in the atmosphere of the piece. 979-0-55011-350-3, € 23,20 Buy now

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    Concerto for solo percussion and orchestra. Sieidi is one of the most often performed percussion concertos of our time. It offers varied sections both wildly rhythmic and lyrical, and the soloist switches from one instrument to another. Study score 55011-315-2, € 58,00 Buy now, Solo part 55011-366-4, € 24,70 Buy now

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    Four Songs on Uuno Kailas' poems for voice and piano. First publication! These early songs open interesting viewpoints to young Kokkonen's tonal language. Lyrics in Finnish. (Adagio, Peitetyt kasvot, Enkeli, Finaali) 55011-364-0, € 17,50 Buy now

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    for cello and piano
    Foliage is commissioned by the Turku Cello Competition as the mandatory work for its 2018 contest. The solo part is an homage to cello and its versatility as an instrument. / Turun sellokilpailun 2018 kilpailukappale Foliagen soolo-osuus on kunnianosoitus sellon monipuolisuudelle soittimena. 979-0-55011-363-3, € 23,20 Buy now

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    for clarinet and piano
    Ed. Mikko Raasakka
    A new collection of Finnish clarinet pieces including new arrangements of miniatures written by Finnish composers in the early 20th century that are particularly well suited for clarinet. 979-0-55011-362-6, € 45,90 Buy now

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    for clarinet in Bb solo
    A thrilling piece commissioned by the ECHO Young Talents program in 2016. The work has all of Hakola's trademarks: fast-paced passages alternating with lyric ones, rapid arpeggios and search for new sounds. 979-0-55011-359-6, € 20,00 Buy now

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    News & Events

    Kortekangas, Olli: Veljeni vartija (My Brother's Keeper). World premiere: 16.2.2018 Tampere Opera, dir. Tuomas Parkkinen, cond. Santtu-Matias Rouvali, other performances: see Tampere-talo.fi

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    Alba Records has released a disc of music by Matthew Whittall featuring Northlands  for horn and strings, ad puram annihilationem meam for choir and narrator, and The return of the light  for choir and orchestra. The orchestras are the Finnish RSO and the Tapiola Sinfonietta, and the Helsinki Chamber Choir sings the choral parts. Canadian-born Matthew Whittall is an exciting composer name in Finland. His recent piano concerto Nameless Seas  was premiered in Ottawa on 5 October, with Angela Hewitt as the soloist. The concerto was commissioned jointly by Piano Espoo Festival and the National Arts Centre Corporation.

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    Fennica Gehrman has entered into a publishing agreement with Esa Pietilä, a well-known saxophonist operating with different musical genres in a creative way. As a composer, he has broadened the image of contemporary music with jazz. He has been commissioned to write works for the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Zagros Ensemble, UMO Jazz Orchestra and others, and has also written music for solo instruments, instrumental groups, dance projects and films. The new agreement covers 10 works, including Graffiti Play for chamber orchestra and contemporary jazz trio, and Hunt! for saxophone and percussion quintet.

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    Lotta Wennäkoski's large-scale commission, Uniin asti (Until the Dreams) for male choir and orchestra was premiered on 6 December by the Finnish RSO and the Polytech Choir conducted by Hannu Lintu. A work for the Turku Cello Competition has also been commissioned from her. Called Foliage, it exists in versions for cello and piano and for orchestra and will be the compulsory work for the six competition finalists on 22–23 February. Wennäkoski's BBC commission Flounce was premiered at the Last Night of the Proms on 9 September in London. According to the reviews the piece was "deft and surprising", "it may work as a concert-opener, but that’s by no means all that it is, and for that she deserves kudos and congratulations."

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    The Percussion Concerto Sieidi by Kalevi Aho is becoming the modern Finnish concerto most often performed worldwide. Austrian virtuoso Martin Grubinger is to be the soloist 12 times at major German and Austrian concert halls during the 2017/2018 season. The orchestras are the Dresden Philharmonic, the Bavarian, Southwest German and West German Radio Orchestras and the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz. Grubinger has previously performed it at the Gewandhaus, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Helsinki Music Centre. Colin Currie was the soloist at its premiere in London with the London Philharmonic in 2012 and he has also performed it in numerous other countries such as Finland, Sweden, UK, Germany, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Spain, New Zealand and Australia, and he is also plannig new performances.

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    Composers & Works

     

    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.


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


    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

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    Puolalanmäki School Orchestra/ c. Timo Lehtovaara

    Gatorade Arena, Turku (Finland)

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    Soloist Martin Grubinger/SWR Symphonieorchester/ c. Osmo Vänskä

    Badisches Staatstheater , Karlsruhe (Germany)

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    Soloist Martin Grubinger/SWR Symphonieorchester/ c. Osmo Vänskä

    Badisches Staatstheater , Karlsruhe (Germany)

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    Lohja City Orchestra/ c. Teemu Hämäläinen

    Hyvinkää Church, Hyvinkää (Finland) Only 'The Spruce' being performed

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    Harri Mäki (cl), Irina Zahharenkova (pf)/

    Helsinki Music Centre Camerata Hall, Helsinki (Finland) World Premiere

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    Lohja City Orchestra/ c. Teemu Hämäläinen

    Pyhä Lauri Church, Vantaa (Finland) Only 'The Spruce' being performed

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