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This raucous and technically somewhat challenging suite for clarinet and piano is a musical portrait gallery of the Seven Brothers by playwright Aleksis Kivi. They all get musical pictures played by Aapeli, a character also appearing in the play. The solo part is available both in B-flat and E-flat transpositions.
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Often referred as the "romantic modernist", Lars Karlsson has followed his own distinctive route on the Finnish contemporary music scene. Two spiritual songs have been composed in a span of over 40 years.
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The work for solo violin (1994) opens with Bach-like Vivace followed by a singing Larghetto. The final Allegro has an energetic character which on account of its melody and its clusters of chords is reminiscent of Bartók's violin compositions.
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The vast vocal work of Ilkka Kuusisto has numerous masterpieces which we are bringing to public knowledge.

Viisi laulua Helena Anhavan runoihin (Five Songs to poems by H. Anhava) for mezzo-soprano & piano (1993) includes various styles from ragtime to waltz and gentle ballade to Finnish texts.
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Do not stand at my grave and weep for soprano & piano (2020) where the powerful poem of anonymous writer consoles at the moment of seemingly absolute loss, supported by beautiful vocal line.
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Käytännön filosofiaa pienille punamuurahaisille (Practical philosophy to small red ants) for voice & piano (1976) includes five philosophical songs with natural touch to poems (in Finnish) by Kari Saviniemi.
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Christmas Suite for soprano, trumpet (or piccolo trumpet or flugelhorn) and organ was commissioned by the Swedish congregation of Espoo in 1999 to celebrate the new millennium. The texts (in Swedish) include Medieval prayers praising Mary and Psalm 96. Duration 16 min.
Score & trumpet part 55011-730-3, 24,90 € Buy now

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Seppo Pohjola composed his fifth string quartet in winter 2018. He was inspired to write it by a visit to the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam the previous year, where he was greatly impressed by the vast, comprehensive retrospective and especially the horrifyingly honest self-portraits. The soft opening tones bear an instruction alluding to Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht string sextet: the quiet music must be richly shaded. Dur. 20 minutes.
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The long-waited solo part with piano reduction and study score for Hakola's Clarinet Concerto finally available! The concerto created world-wide buzz after its premiere in 2001, which was augmented after the CD release. It is a rich and original work in 4 movements lasting some 40 minutes.
Solo part & piano reduction 55011-708-2, 29,90 € Buy now
Study score 55011-107-3, 99,50 € Buy now

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Sinuhe is based on the best-seller book by Mika Waltari and it acts as an example of a Finnish composition founded on a non-Finnish subject handled in a non-National-Romantic way. The Oriental moods and the Nile do not correspond to the view of a Finnish composition as one favouring topics from the national epic, the Kalevala, and lakeland scenery. The ballet’s combination of a historical subject with an exotic, stylised idiom showed that Englund had his finger on the international pulse, like Barber’s Medea and Khachaturian’s Spartacus.
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Duettini for two double basses by László Rossa and Bérengère Scheppler brings along chamber music from the very beginning! In these 15 miniature duos the easy first double bass part consists of only open strings and natural harmonics. This part is to be played by the beginner whilst the second part is intended for an advanced pupil or the teacher.
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Englund's Piano Trio (1982) is sombre in mood. In the second movement, Englund’s trademark playfulness carries a hint of sarcasm and at times builds up to a wild militant dance before finally melting into reconciliation. The piano part is the manuscript of the composer.
Piano score & string parts 55011-704-4, 39,90 € Buy now

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Uuno Klami (1900–1961) was an acclaimed orchestral composer whose works in other genres also deserve to be known. This edition of chamber music composed by him between 1917 and 1952 was edited by pianist Esa Ylönen and composer Eero Kesti.
Piano score & string parts 55011-703-7, 15,50 € Buy now

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Transcription by Matti Rantanen for accordion of Einojuhani Rautavaara’s early piano composition Icons (1955) which shows great variety in the young composer’s style.
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Kalevi Aho’s guitar concerto (2018) is in seven movements performed without a break and each using the guitar in a different way. Duration ca. 30 minutes.
Solo part 55011-710-5, 24,90 € Buy now
Study score 55011-709-9, 37,50 € Buy now

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Lintinen's concerto (2012-13) is full of rhythmic drive. The orchestra is handled as a large chamber ensemble in which listening closely to the other players is both possible and of supreme importance. All four movements of the concerto are joined together, and their titles say something: prefazione, danze, confessione and finale. Duration ca. 23 minutes.
Solo part & piano reduction 55011-705-1, 34,90 € Buy now

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Kai Nieminen’s two guitar pieces pay homage to 20th century French compositions: Le Tombeau de Darius Milhaud (2021) draws inspiration from Milhaud’s short guitar composition Segoviana (1957) and Joan Miro’s series of paintings called The Dutch Interiors (1928). Le Tombeau d’Albert Roussel (2020) utilises themes and harmonies from Roussel’s ballet-pantomime Le Festin de l’Araignée (The Spider’s Feast) op.17 written in 1912.
Le Tombeau de Darius Milhaud 55011-716-7, € 10,90 Buy now
Le Tombeau d'Albert Roussel 55011-718-1, € 11,90 Buy now

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