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The corrected and updated edition of the piano reduction of the opera Viimeiset kiusaukset (1973–75) is made by Pekka Asikainen (who has worked with it as a répétiteur for decades) and the conductor Ulf Söderblom. The publication marks the 100th anniversary of Joonas Kokkonen (1921-1996), celebrated in 2021. 
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Aarre Merikanto (1893–1958) composed his string sextet in 1932 for the competition of Library of Congress, Washington. The work was however not accepted because it was sent without the performance material, after which Merikanto cut out many segments. In 1993 Paavo Heininen completed the 22-minute work.
Score & parts 55011-528-6, € 62,00 Buy now

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These three songs (2015) capture little moments of childhood wonder. Lilian Moore (1909–2004) was a poet and editor who helped makíng children's books more affordable and worked to combat racial stereotypes in children's literature.
55011-569-9, € 4,80 Buy now

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Kalevi Aho composed the second violin concerto in 2015 for the Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä. The 32-minute concerto is a large-scale virtuoso work dominated by the soloist. The piano reduction is made by Kari Vehmanen.
Solo part & piano reduction 55011-615-3, € 43,50 Buy now

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Tauno Pylkkänen (1918–1980) was a prolific opera composer, his breakthrough being the opera Mare and his son (1943). Among the 10 operas he wrote orchestral music and songs.
Lintu (Fågeln / The Bird) op. 1/1, poem by Einari Vuorela. 55016-484-0, € 5,90 Buy now
Kaivotiellä (På brunnsvägen / At the Well) op. 1/2, poem by Einari Vuorela. 55016-485-7, € 5,90 Buy now
Rannalla (On the Shore) op. 25a/6, poem by Saima Harmaja. 55016-482-6, € 4,90 Buy now
Ruskojen ruusut (Sunset Roses)
op. 26/3, poem by L. Onerva. 55016-481-9, € 5,90 Buy now
Veran aaria oopperasta Varjo (Vera's aria from the opera Shadow) op. 52, lyrcis by Hjalmar Bergman. 55016-487-1, € 5,90 Buy now
Kuun silta (Die Mondbrücke / The Moon River) op. 55, four songs to poems by Yrjö Jylhä. 55016-483-3, € 7,90 Buy now
Satakieli (Die Nachtigall / The Nightingale)
op. 68/1, poem by Unto Kupiainen. 55016-486-4, € 5,90 Buy now
Ilon ja surun lauluja (Songs of Joy And Sorrow)
op. 79, five songs to poems by Aaro Hellaakoski. 55016-488-8, € 6,90 Coming soon

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The first five symphonies by Erkki Melartin (1875–1937) represent the Finnish National Romantic music heritage based on Austo-German orchestral tradition. Melartin considered the Symphony No. 3 as his “testament” and a “description of a battle towards enjoying life”. The new Melartin symphonies editions of are born as a project of Erkki Melartin Society with the support of the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
Study score 55011-134-9, € 34,50 Buy now

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The music of Kai Nieminen does not conform to any “isms”. He remarks: “I feel like I am a painter in music, who having seen or experienced something attempts to give that something a shape in music.” The flute concerto Palomar was written for Patrick Gallois and premiered 2001 in Milan, Italy.
Study score 55009-637-0, € 34,50 Buy now
Solo part & piano reduction 55011-613-9, € 29,90 Buy now

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Halla (1992) was made as the compulsory piece for a Nordic violin and piano duo competition in Vaasa 1992. For some reason the competition was however cancelled so the piece was not premiered until 1994 by Semmy Stahlhammer and Juhani Lagerspetz at the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. Duration 8 minutes.
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Lied (2017) was composed as an 80th-birthday gift for Jouko Teikari, former solo oboist in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The 5,5-minute piece highlights the singing aspect of oboe, Lied is like a long instrumental song.
55011-614-6, € 13,50 Buy now

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Pekka Juhani Hannikainen (1854–1924) oli merkittävän musiikkisuvun päämies ja säveltäjänä muutamaa teoriatuntia lukuun ottamatta itseoppinut. Hän sävelsi elinaikanaan yli kaksisataa laulua kuorotoiminnan innoittamana, suurimman osan sekakuorolle. Kansallisen heräämisen nousukauteen ajoittuvat laulut liittyvät aiheiltaan suomalaiseen perinteeseen.
A spring song for mixed choir from the golden era of Finnish national romantic period.
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Väinö Hannikainen (1900–1960) was one of the five sons of composer P.J. Hannikainen. He studied in Helsinki, Berlin and Paris and wrote a ballet, a chamber opera, music for his own instrument harp and a vast number of songs and cantatas.
Karhunpoika (Little Bear) is set to the text by Lauri Hannikainen. 55016-479-6, € 5,90 Buy now
Meine Seele sucht (My Soul Seeks) is set to the text by Wally Steen. 55016-477-2, € 5,90 Buy now
Talvi-iltahämärässä (Winter Dusk) is set to the text by Larin-Kyösti. 55016-478-9, € 5,90 Buy now

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Ilmari Hannikainen (1892–1955) was the most prominent Finnish concert pianist during the first decades of the 1900s. He also was one of the country's most established composers.
Miksi laulat lintuseni 55016-475-8, € 5,90 Buy now
Äidin silmät (Mors ögon) 55016-474-1, € 4,90 Buy now
Min moder (Oi äiti armas) 55016-473-4, € 4,90  Buy now
Rauha (Frid) 55016-472-7, € 5,90 Buy now
Det gäller (Es gilt) 55016-471-0, € 4,90 Buy now
Kyyneleet / Die Tränen 55016-467-3, € 5,90 Buy now
Satu / Märchen 55016-468-0, € 5,90 Buy now
Phoenix 55016-469-7, € 5,90 Buy now
Rannalla istuja 55016-464-2, € 5,90 Buy now
Hämärän laulu 55016-465-9, € 5,90 Buy now
En kärleksdikt 55016-466-6, € 5,90 Buy now
Abendständchen 55016-470-3, € 5,90 Buy now
Kaksi joululalulua (Two Christmas Songs)
1. Tie Betlehemiin, 2. Joulun sanoma. 55016-476-5, € 5,90 Buy now

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Six delightful miniatures from Leevi Madetoja (1887–1947, one of the most significant Finnish contemporaries of Sibelius) are now available as new guitar arrangements by Lauri Manninen. The Miniatures suite (1914) has five movements: The Evening Star, Valsette, Nocturne, The Game and The Children’s March. The Legend from Suite Pastorale (1916) was also originally composed for piano.
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Mikko Heiniö composed his Sonata for Guitar (2019) with the instrument on his lap. The inspiring cooperation with the guitarist Patrik Kleemola can be heard throughout the four-movement sonata. The overall duration is ca. 14 minutes.
55011-605-4, € 23,30 Buy now

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Rautavaara's First Symphony was written in 1955 in the United States. The composer revised the symphony first in 1988 and second time in 2003 when the movement Poetico was added.
Study score 55011-588-0,  € 29,60 Buy now

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