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    Aho’s second piano concerto is scored for a string orchestra comprising just twenty players. The demanding piano writing is honouring the ‘Beethovenian-Lisztian-Brahmsian’ pianistic tradition. At times the piano part is lean and linear, but the work also contains multi-layered, full-toned piano textures and massive rolling octaves. The concerto requires great artistry on the part of the performer. The 30-minute concerto comprises 3 untitled movements played without a break.
    Study score: 55011-641-2, € 34,50 Buy now
    Solo part: 55011-642-9, € 17,90 Buy now

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    In spring 2006 Kalevi Aho came across the posthumously published collection The Book of Questions (1974) by Pablo Neruda, the Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner. The collection consists exclusively of questions, many of which are strange or unusual in character: they force the reader to look at things in an entirely new perspective. Aho selected the texts for the 24-minute song cycle (2006) from Neruda’s questions and combined their Finnish translation (by Katja Kallio) into eleven new sets, each containing between two and seven different questions. 
    Study score: 55011-640-5, € 32,50 Buy now

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    The Russian-born Victoria Yagling (1946−2011) had a career as cellist which served as an excellent accompaniment to the composition she began at an early age. At the Moscow Conservatory she was a cello student of Mstislav Rostropovich and Dmitry Kabalevsky for composition. In her wide composition catalogue the three cello concertos are her main works. Her expressive, romantically orientated style is Russian in spirit and has grown out of the soil provided by Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Suite for cello and string orchestra (ca. 15 min) was composed in 1967. It consists of four movements.
    Study score & solo part
    55011-643-6, € 19,90 Buy now

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    from English-speaking countries

    This collection of repertoire books contains Maryan Balkwill's selection of songs from English-speaking nations. These pieces offer inspiring repertoire for young cellists complementing the teaching methods of Csaba Szilvay’s Colourstrings Cello School, but they can also be used independently.
    Series 1: Songs without stave (vcl solo) Book A / Book B  à 10,20 €
    Ser. 2: Pentatonic songs (vcl, pf) Book A / Book B à 12,10 €
    Ser. 3: Children's songs (vcl, pf) Book A / Book B à 12,10 €
    Ser. 4: Easy Diatonic Songs (vcl, pf) Book A / Book B à 12,10 €
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    New edition of Einojuhani Rautavaara’s first string quartet is based on the composer's manuscript, incorporating corrections and comments by composer's hand in various sources.
    Score & parts 55011-639-9, € 39,90 Buy now

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    A completely new edition of Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Divertimento is based on the composer's manuscript, incorporating corrections and comments by composer's hand in various sources. Written in 1953, the 9-minute Divertimento is one of Einojuhani Rautavaara's early works in which the rhythms and melodies of Finnish folk music have left a strong print. In this respect the work is a close relative of his popular work The Fiddlers.
    Score & parts (33221)
    55011-638-2, € 89,00 Buy now

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    La Violina for 4 violins introduces technics used in modern music and it is challenging yet not overly difficult for young musicians who are about to start their professional studies. All the four parts of this 8-minute piece are equally important. Two fast movements frame the slower, cantabile-like middle movement.
    Score & parts 55011-616-0, € 27,50 Buy now

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    Sulho Ranta (1901–1960) had a great impact on the musical scene in Finland in the dawn of Modernism. His atonal and modern idiom transformed into more traditional towards the 1930’s, but as a writer he remained always a proponent of contemporary music.

    Kolme kiinalaista runoa (Three Chinese Poems) for voice, flute & piano op. 53 is a suite of three songs set to ancient Chinese poems translated into Finnish by Eino Tikkanen. Includes the flute part.
    55016-490-1, € 7,90 Buy now

    Kolme Nocturnea Elina Vaaran sanoihin (Three Nocturnes to texts by Elina Vaara) for voice & piano op. 37 includes songs Kuun alla, Ennen syntymääs & Yö meren rannalla.
    55016-491-8, € 6,90 Buy now

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    AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO!
    In 1929 Sibelius sent some small pieces to the New York publisher Carl Fischer for consideration. Included among these was the Suite for Violin and String Orchestra which represents the culmination point in a series of
    works written for violin and orchestra (starting with the serenades op. 69 and continued with the Six Humoresques opp. 87 & 89). Together these works bear witness to the composer’s deep insight into the instrumental possibilities of the violin uniting with the orchestral writing of a mature and experienced symphonist.
    Solo part & piano reduction
    55011-635-1, € 21,20 Buy now

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    Uuno Klami (1900-1961) was an acclaimed Finnish orchestral composer whose works in other genres also deserve to be known. Valses lentes et amoureuses consists of two waltzes and dates from 1932. It is one of the most graceful pieces of salon music ever composed by Uuno Klami. The first waltz, Con passione, begins in subtly sensual, veiled, passionate mood, like an invitation to a dance. The second movement begins with a languorously erotic and chromatic introduction leading to a livelier Wienerlied in a G-major landscape.
    Score, piano & string parts (33221), 55011-628-3, € 39,90 Buy now

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    Uuno Klami (1900-1961) was an acclaimed Finnish orchestral composer whose works in other genres also deserve to be known. Souvenir for solo violin and string ensemble dates from 1929. It is as a melodically expressive, small-scale counterpart for chamber ensemble of the virtuoso, imaginatively written Opernredoute concert waltz for large orchestra.
    Score, solo & string parts (33221), 55011-627-6, € 39,90 Buy now

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    Uuno Klami (1900–1961) was an acclaimed Finnish orchestral composer whose works in other genres also deserve to be known. Berceuse for violin and piano is composer’s own arrangement of the second movement of his Symphonie enfantine op. 7. Laulelma (A Little Song) for violin and piano was an aphoristic birthday greeting to a friend in 1952.
    55011-612-2, € 7,40 Buy now

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    The Russian-born Victoria Yagling (1946−2011) had a career as cellist which served as an excellent accompaniment to the composition she began at an early age. At the Moscow Conservatory she was a cello student of Mstislav Rostropovich and Dmitry Kabalevsky for composition. In her wide composition catalogue the three cello concertos are her main works. Her expressive, romantically orientated style is Russian in spirit and has grown out of the soil provided by Prokofiev and Shostakovich. The first concerto was composed in 1975 and the second one (1983−84) is dedicated to Rostropovich.

    Solo part & piano reduction
    Concerto no. 1: 55011-631-3, € 19,90 Buy now
    Concerto no. 2: 55011-632-0, € 19,90 Buy now

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    Victoria Yagling's main works are for cello that being her main instrument, but she was a skillful pianist being able to master works of such a level as Chopin’s Etudes. The amount of her piano works surpasses five hours of music. Her expressive, romantically orientated style is Russian in spirit and has grown out of the soil provided by Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
    55011-633-7, € 10,00 Buy now

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    Queen Bee is a solo work for bass tuba or contrabass tuba. The piece starts with a melodic phrase, which is followed by and intersected with, a groove in varying time signatures. In the end the melody line re-emerges to reign supreme.
    55011-626-9, € 11,20 Buy now

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    Hiiri on tarina hiirestä, joka asuu yksin rakentamassaan koneessa. Koneen sisällä hiiri kuitenkin tuntee yksinäisyyttä. Hiiri on sävelletty lasten ja nuorten konserttikäyntiä varten. Siinä on tarina, jota kertoja ja kuvat tukevat, mutta pääosassa on musiikki. Osat ovat lyhyitä ja karakteristisia.
     
    The Mouse is a story about a mouse that lives alone inside a monster he has built. Composed for kids and youngsters in mind, the story is supported by narration and pictures, but music is the main character.
    Study score 55011-570-5, € 21,20 Buy now

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    Juhani Nuorvala’s (b. 1961) Variationes ex ”Bene quondam” for string orchestra was commissioned by the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra in 2017. Collaboration with the musicians led to experiments with microtonality. The work is based on a late medieval song from the Finnish collection Piae cantiones (Pious songs).
    Study score 55011-618-4, € 19,80 Buy now

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    Nuorvala has been described as an “electro-acoustic urban minimalist”, he seeks inspiration from widely varied sources. With the enthusiasm of an explorer, he has delved into microtonality, French spectral music, techno and rock. Boost (2009) celebrates all these features.
    55011-629-0, € 14,50 Buy now

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    NEWS & EVENTS

    There are 14 new editions by female composers available in our web shop. The works are treasures from the old Fazer achives and include vocal and instrumental music as well as a work for string orchestra: Stillhet by Ida Moberg (1859–1947). The other pieces are by Minna von Knorring (1846–1918), Helvi Leiviskä (1918–1944) and Ann-Elise Hannikainen (1946–2012). Some editions are available as pdf files.

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    Fennica Gehrman has published PDF-editions of 452 choral pieces. Most of the works are from the renowned Chorus series or from the Westerlunds körsamling series. Many pieces have been out of print for a long time. Included are many everlasting favourites such as the Grace Song (Armolaulu) by Kari Tikka. Several songs have texts in Swedish or other languages. The PDF selection is available here in our web shop where you can browse the pieces by choir type and see sample pages.

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    Due to restrictions in postal deliveries, web shop orders can be sent only to the countries listed below. Please contact us directly at info(at)fennicagehrman.fi should you wish to order our publications to other countries.
    Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam.

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    Fennica Gehrman has signed a publishing agreement with Antti Auvinen (b. 1974). A stimulating figure on the Finnish classical music scene, Auvinen is particularly interested in rhythm, timbre and the potential of multimedia. Many of his works feature video as a musical element. The new agreement covers 13 works, including Himmel Punk, Digital Madrigal and Turbo Aria for orchestra. There are also some brand-new works in sight.

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    The musical fairytale Hiiri (The Mouse, 2013) by Satu Simola is a concert experience for the whole family. It tells the story of a lonely mouse that builds and lives in a monster machine as protection from the world, until a bird of paradise lands on the machine. A choral and orchestral conductor, Simola has conducted her work at several concerts. It is now available in two versions: for narrator and chamber ensemble or chamber orchestra, and in Finnish, Swedish, English and Chinese among others. A study score is soon available for sale.

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    Seppo Pohjola is a prolific, highly-acclaimed composer with a catalogue that so far includes five symphonies, concertos and chamber music. His discs have won excellent reviews in such prestigious publications as Gramophone. Fennica Gehrman is now to publish his four string quartets, and also his Helsinki Variations – a commission from the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

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    Jyrki Linjama’s church opera Three Letters to Laestadius (Kolme kirjettä Laestadiukselle) is now available as a video online. The production was staged in Oulu on 12 October, as part of Oulu’s contemporary music festival. The story takes place while the Swedish revivalist preacher Lars Levi Laestadius is dying, and addresses major human issues in a dream-like state. The title role is sung by Esa Ruuttunen and the stage director is Michael Baran, who wrote the libretto with Linjama. The Soli Deo Gloria chamber orchestra is conducted by Juhani Lamminmäki. Watch the prologue and 1st act. Watch the 2nd nd 3rd acts.

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    Fennica Gehrman acquired the Edition Elvis catalogue administered by the Finnish Music Creators’ Association (Suomen Musiikintekijät) on 15 January. The catalogue includes orchestral arrangements as well as repertoire for wind orchestra. Fennica Gehrman also now administers the light music catalogue of Warner/Chappell Music Finland and is thus well equipped to supply works in the light and wind orchestra categories.

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    Lotta Wennäkoski turned 50 on 8 February 2020. Music by Wennäkoski, e.g. her delightful Jong for juggler and orchestra, was performed during spring and there was a birthday concert by the Avanti! chamber orchestra. Wennäkoski is at present composing an opera, Regine, for the Savonlinna Opera Festival. Read more about Lotta on our composer page

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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.


    Yhdessä pianolla
    sai alkunsa tekijöiden innosta kehittää pianonsoiton ryhmätunteja: luoda uutta materiaalia yhdessä soitettavaksi sekä tarjota monipuolista ja luovaa näkökulmaa muusikkouteen vapaan säestyksen, improvisoinnin ja säveltämisen kautta. Kirjan kappaleet koostuvat tuttujen kansanlaulujen ja klassisen musiikin teosten sovituksista sekä uusista sävellyksistä. Mukana melodia-, sävel- ja rytmikortit, joita voi käyttää improvisointi- ja sävellystehtävissä tai apuvälineenä rytmien ja nuottien opetteluun vaikkapa muistipeliä pelaten. Kirjalla on oma YouTube -kanava, ja kappaleita pääsee kuulemaan myös QR-koodeilla. Oppilaan kirja / Opettajan opas


    Paris Impressions is Heikki Sarmanto's inspiring and lovely piano album! These 20 jazzy pieces are full of nostalgia and love for Paris in improvised variations. Buy now
    See sample pages:
    Les Lilas
    Les Bouquinistes
    Foire du Trone


    Around the World in 30 Pit-Stops / Maailman ympäri 30 biisissä
    is Sami Juntunen's collection of exciting piano pieces designed to cast you into a whirl-pool of world music with rhythms, harmonies and melodies of different cultural and geographical regions. Watch the videos in Youtube! / Buy now
    Remember also Gettin' into Groove (Rytmimusiikin etydejä) by Juntunen - a 154-page book and a treasure trove for pianists who want to play soul, blues boogie-woogie, funk, disco etc. Buy now


    Ihanuuksien ihmemaa on
    Jukka Nykäsen ihastusta herättänyt pianosovitusten kokoelma
    , jonka tyylilajit liikkuvat ennakkoluulottomasti iloitellen musiikin historiassa. Tämä kokoelma vie sydämesi! Osta verkkokaupasta / Esipuhe / Sisältö / Näytesivuja: Karjalan kunnailla - Romanssi (Fougstedt) - Hyljätyn valitus - Suvivirsi

    PERFORMANCES

    Soloist Katherine Ryan/Berner Symphonieorchester/ c. John Storgårds

    Casino Bern, Bern (Switzerland)

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    Soloist Katherine Ryan/Berner Symphonieorchester/ c. John Storgårds

    Casino Bern, Bern (Switzerland)

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    Nuorisosinfoniaorkesteri Itämyrsky/ c. tbc

    Lentua-sali, Kuhmo (Finland)

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    Lappeenrannan kaupunginorkesteri/ c. Erkki Lasonpalo

    Lappeenranta-sali, Lappeenranta (Finland)

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    Lappeenrannan kaupunginorkesteri/ c. Erkki Lasonpalo

    Lappeenranta-sali, Lappeenranta (Finland)

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    Nuorisosinfoniaorkesteri Itämyrsky/ c. tbc

    Eino Säisä -sali, Iisalmi (Finland)

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