Video and audio links

Alex Freeman: Cathedral of Spring
Alex Freeman: Calle sin nombre
Mihkel Kerem: String Sextet 'Restless Night'
Pehr Henrik Nordgren: Transe-Choral
Einojuhani Rautavaara: Divertimento
Herman Rechberger: Kaamos (Polar Night)
Jean Sibelius: Music for the play The Lizar (Ödlan)
Erkki-Sven Tüür: Action-Passion-Illusion
Kalevi Aho: Piano Concerto No. 2
Kimmo Hakola: Kivi-laulut
Matthew Whittall: Northlands

Nordic Highlights 3/2020

Highlights is our newsletter focusing on classical and contemporary music from the Nordic countries. You can download the most recent Highlights and find here in-depth material of music presented in it.

News from our composers

Juhani Nuorvala is Composer of the Year at the Rusk Festival in Pietarsaari from 17 to 21 November 2020. The programme includes arias from his opera Flash Flash, Boost for cello and synthesiser and the Quaedam variationes ex “Bene quondam” for strings. New Nuorvala publications are availabe in our web shop: Boost (playing score) and Variationes ex 'Bene quondam' (study score).

New Antti Auvinen release
Ondine Records is releasing a CD of orchestral music by Antti Auvinen in November. Junker Twist was premiered by the Finnish RSO in 2015 (see the concert in YLE Areena). Together with Himmel Punk it marked the countdown to Auvinen’s musical take-off. The third work on the disc is Turbo Aria (see in YLE Areena). The FRSO is conducted on the new disc by Hannu Lintu.

Lotta Wennäkoski & the Danish String Quartet
Lotta Wennäkoski is one of the four composers in a 4-year international commissioning project  initiated by the Danish String Quartet. The project pairs new works by Bent Sørensen, Wennäkoski, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Thomas Adès with Schubert’s chamber music. Lotta’s commission is scheduled to premiere at Carnegie Hall in April 2022 and in Europe in September 2022.

Choral works by Alex Freeman
Three choral works by Alex Freeman are now available in our web shop: Calle sin nombre (Street without a Name), Cathedral of Spring and I Feel the Same Way.