Nordic Highlights 4/2022

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

Focus on Timo Alakotila

See Fennica Gehrman's composer page or read more on Alakotila's home page.

Works for hire:
Between Three Worlds

Concerto for violin and concert band (2018) Dur: 25'
Concerto grosso
for string orchestra (soli: 2vl-vla-vc) Dur: 36'
Sketches from Folk Scenes (2009)
for violin solo, string orchestra, harmonium Dur: 21'
Forsman for orchestra
2222-4331-11-hp-str Dur: 11'

Works for sale:
Hope 2021 for string quintet and piano
La cantina -  String quartet No. 3
Valo (Light) for female choir
Koivu ja tähti for descant choir

New album by Zibuokle Martinaityte receives critical acclaim

“Martinaitytė wows with new works for string orchestra. This is extraordinary music with a harmonic language all her own: powerful, minimal while immense and unutterably beautiful.” Limelight Magazine

"Her scores similarly appeal to something beyond the immediately cerebral, creating vast shimmering soundscapes that lead the mind somewhere dreamlike and seem to speak directly to the body’s senses in arresting and unexpected ways…. this excellent disc offers a welcome introduction to Martinaitytė’s compelling and transporting music." BBC Music Magazine

Ondine has released a new CD including three recent works by Žibuoklė Martinaitytė for string orchestra: Nunc fluens. Nunc stans, Ex Tenebris Lux and Sielunmaisema (Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra/Karolis Variakojis). The disc has received top acclaim internationally and it was a five-star Editor’s Choice in Limelight Magazine. Listen to sound samples on Ondine's web site or short extraxts in YouTube.