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Klarinetti on nuorin sinfoniaorkesterin puupuhaltimista, mutta aikamme musiikissa se on ehkä eniten käytetty monipuolisuutensa ja joustavuutensa ansiosta. Klarinetin tutkimusmatka on johdatus soittimen historiaan, rakenteeseen, ominaisuuksiin ja soittoteknisiin mahdollisuuksiin. Kirja on suunnattu sekä klarinetisteille, jotka haluavat uutta tietoa soittimestaan, että säveltäjille, jotka kirjoittavat musiikkia klarinetille. Kirja sopii luettavaksi kaikille klarinetista tai aikamme musiikista kiinnostuneille musiikin ammattilaisille ja harrastajille. Buy now

This is a Finnish-language version of Exploring the Clarinet.

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Nils-Eric Fougstedt's bright and playful suite for string orchestra in three movements (1953) is perfect addition to student orchestras' repertoire. Buy now

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Salon Latino (2017–21) has three movements: 1. Salsa y guacamole combines jazz and samba, 2. Fresas con crema is a slow Venezuelan merengue and 3. Tequila y tacos is a joropo from the eastern llanos of Colombia. The first two movements serve very well as student material for young trumpetists. Buy now

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This sparkling orchestral piece by Finnish-Greek composer Petros Paukkunen is a continuum of ritual dance and meditation, as the composer describes it. The 12-minute piece was premiered in 2019 at the Sibelius Festival in Lahti. Buy now

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Kalevi Aho wrote the hilarious, virtuosic and compact "Berliner Bagatelle" in winter 2018 at the request of the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet as a sort of concert encore. Duration 5 minutes. Buy now

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Beneath for wind quintet (2007) was commissioned by the quintet Arktinen hysteria. The work was premiered in 2007. Buy now

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Helvi Leiviskä (1902-1982) created a broad-based output of orchestral works, solo songs and chamber music. Her style could be described as moderate modernism, deriving influences from multiple sources such as late Romanticism, Symbolism, Expressionism, Existentialism and Neo-Classicism. Leiviskä's output is characterised by philosophical and religious themes, images of nature and narrative structures. Many of her works focus on human existential angst and spiritual searching and growth.

Piano Quartet is considered one of the cornerstones of her chamber music output. It is published for the first time 2022 with an extensive foreword by Susanna Välimäki. Duration 25 min. Buy now

Piano Trio is a powerful, youthful work that impresses with its direct expression, its affective potential and its profound sonority. Duration 19 min. Buy now

Sonata for violin and piano in G minor op. 21 (1945) is a grand, passionate quest narrative. Lasting about 25 minutes, it is as demanding as a virtuoso concerto: most of its texture is like an extended cadenza, with expansive leaps, arpeggios, double stops and extensive use of the high register. Buy now

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The concerto for violin and orchestra was composed in 2005 for Erkki Palola. The inspiration of the "Nonexistent Knight" was found in literature (Calvino, Cervantes), in music (Monteverdi) and in the singing of birds. Solo part & piano reduction Buy now

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A melodic fragment which hints at both folk music and the virtuosic classical violin tradition acts as a sort of structural anchor for Lara Poe's Musings for solo violin (2014). Musings is structured in sections that alternate between more rhythmically free material and rigorously notated material. Duration ca. 5 minutes. Buy now

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The latest addition to Aho's sequel for solo instrument pieces: Solo XVII takes a notice to the special features of the clavichord, which is different from that of a piano or harpsichord. The piece was premiered by Michael Hasel in October 2021. Buy now

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Géza Szilvay's Kreutzerini, here adapted for viola by David Banney, consists of 42 finger exercises for perfect intonation in the first position. Kreutzerini is a supplementary material for the Colourstrings Viola ABC Book B  but it can be used independently as well. Buy now

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The volume G of the popular Colourstrings violin tutors by Géza Szilvay studies every position of the violin in a separate volume. The extensive Book G5 – Sixth and Seventh Position follows the key principles of Colourstrings methodology, but it can be fully utilized also without any previous use or knowledge about the Colourstrings method. The innovative and unique visual presentation of the “house of the positions” and preparatory exercises for the challenging passages help the young and older students to fully understand, why and where the different positions are needed. Buy now

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Suite for Helena (Svit för Helena, 1994) for wind quintet is built on folk tunes from Åland Islands. In five movements, it takes a form from classical models (French suite, fuga, scherzo) and also of "family diary" describing the first steps of a baby boy (David's promenade), the bird sounds at the sea next to the summer cottage. Buy now

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Mien (2014) for alto flute, English horn, clarinet, horn & bassoon is based on rippling, wavering, timbre changing effect of bisbigliando. The good-humoured piece has a swinging jingle, and with the duration of ca. 5 minutes is suitable for many kinds of programming. Buy now

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Päärme (Hem) has a pulsative character, especially in the outer sections, and the idea of steady but erratically colourful stitching prompted the amusing and highly unusual word the composer chose for the title of the piece. The hemming in this trio is cheerfully brisk, though the result is not always even intended to be overneat or regular. Duration 10 minutes. Buy now

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