Nordic Highlights 4/2021

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Žibuoklė Martinaitytė

Her new album has been hailed as marvelously spacious and detailed. "Your consciousness may stretch if you give this marvelous music the time and concentration it deserves."
See the video where the composer tells about the works on the CD by Ondine Records.

Read more abut Martinaityte on our composer page.
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Browse pdf scores:
Millefleur (Thousand Flowers)
Chiaroscuro Trilogy for piano and string orchestra

Die Zaubermelodika (The Magic Melodica) scores success

Die Zaubermelodika opera is fun for the whole family as the newspaper quotes prove.

"Iiro Rantala is a master at mixing genres: just as one is thinking of Mozart or Rossini, he switches to orientalism and adds elements of jazz, big band, Schlagers and (presumably) Finnish folk songs."

"Die Zaubermelodika got a jubilant reception in Berlin… Rantala’s music was unfailingly fresh and sure to hit its target with its lively rhythms and entertaining stylistic allusions. "

"The Komische Opera Berlin echoed to heartfelt shrieks of amusement as the premiere drew to an end. At no point did the audience’s interest flag, regardless of age, thanks to the smoothly-unfolding plot and quirky humour…Rantala’s score is rich... his enthusiasm is catching."

Performances at the Komische Oper Berlin continue until  13 February 2022

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