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This new collection includes works for violin and piano by Finnish women composers 1886-1936 edited by Mirka Malmi & Tiina Karakorpi. Included are rich and expressive pieces written for concert use, as well as delightful salon pieces. There is also exciting information about these forgotten composers which are now brought to light: Agnes Tschetschulin, Ida Moberg, Minna von Knorring, Betzy Holmberg, Laura Netzel and Ingeborg von Bronsart. A CD by Alba Records is also available. 55011-719-8, € 26,90 Buy now.

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Robert Kajanus (1856-1933) was a highly influential Finnish conductor and composer. He studied in Helsinki and Germany, established the Helsinki Orchestra Society (later Helsinki Philharmonic) and its orchestra school, and was the orchestra's chief conductor for over 50 years. Kajanus is often remembered as a conductor, but he was indeed a skilled composer whose music is largely unknown. This Urtext volume, edited by Sebastian Silén, contains all of Kajanus's works for violin - his own instrument.
55011-723-5, 24,50 € Buy now

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Lasse Enersen is best known for his music for film and television (The Unknown Soldier, Omerta 6/12 and Tom of Finland). Enersen's chamber choir work "Agua Nocturna" won the Hymnia Waterworks composition contest in 2004. Set on Octavio Paz's dramatic poem of the same name, is an atmospheric work, solo cello adding to the mysterious ambience. The 6-minute piece's choir is divided into SSAATTBB.
55011-737-2, 5,90 € Buy now

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These delightful piano pieces are now available as downloadable and printable PDF editions:

FOR PIANO 2 HANDS:

Jenny Elfving:
-Berceuce for Märtha, 55016-602-8, € 5,90 Buy now
-Prelude, 55016-601-1, € 4,90 Buy now

Karl Flodin:
-2 Klaverstycken, 55016-625-7, € 5,90 Buy now
-Gavotte de Mona Lisa, 55016-624-0, € 5,90 Buy now
-Suite mignonne, 55016-623-3, € 7,90 Buy now
-Valse tendre, 55016-622-6, € 4,90 Buy now

Erik Fordell:
-Ilta kaislikossa, 55016-626-4, € 4,90 Buy now

Ilmari Hannikainen:
-Berceuse Op. 4/2, 55016-593-9, € 4,90 Buy now
-Virvatuli (Scherzo), 55016-591-5, € 5,90 Buy now
-Gavotte from the ballet Cinderella, 55016-592-2, € 4,90 Buy now

Heino Kaski:
-Ballade Op. 1/1, 55016-594-6, € 5,90 Buy now

Yrjö Kilpinen:
-Trauermarsch I, 55016-603-5, € 4,90 Buy now

Toivo Kuula:
-Barcarolle Op. 37/2, 55016-614-1, € 4,90 Buy now
-Nocturne Op. 26/4, 55016-615-8, € 5,90 Buy now
-Pastorale Op. 26/2, 55016-616-5, € 5,90 Buy now
-Piirileikki Op. 26/1, 55016-617-2, € 4,90 Buy now
-Virta venhettä vie Op. 37/1, 55016-618-9, € 5,90 Buy now

Taneli Kuusisto:
-Sonatina II, 55016-613-4, € 7,90 Buy now

Ernst Linko:
-3 Bagatelle Op. 13, 55016-605-9, € 5,90 Buy now
-Suite pour piano Op. 1, 55016-606-6, € 7,90 Buy now

Erkki Melartin: From the play "Sleeping Beauty"
-Overture, 55016-562-5, € 5,90 Buy now
-Menuetto, 55016-560-1, € 4,90 Buy now
-Dance of the Gnomes, 55016-564-9, € 4,90 Buy now
-Waltz, 55016-559-5, € 5,90 Buy now

Erkki Melartin:
-Stimmungen - 6 pieces for piano Op. 54, 55016-563-2, € 6,90 Buy now

Aarre Merikanto:
-Lieder ohne Worte Op. 2, 55016-595-3, € 5,90 Buy now

Oskar Merikanto:
-Dance of the Fairies, 55016-566-3, € 5,90 Buy now
-Melancholie & Scherzo, 55016-620-2, € 5,90 Buy now
-Minä olen yksin Op. 56, 55016-621-9, € 5,90 Buy now
-Nuorisolle (Suite for youth) Op. 92, 55016-600-4, € 7,90 Buy now
-Surumarssi Z. Topeliuksen kuoleman johdosta Op. 92, 55016-619-6, € 5,90 Buy now

Usko Meriläinen:
Tre notturni, 55016-599-1, € 5,90 Buy now

Selim Palmgren:
-Prélude, Illusion & Etude Op. 1, 55016-587-8, € 5,90 Buy now
-Suite Op. 3, 55016-588-5, € 8,90 Buy now

Sulho Ranta:
-Kesäisiä päiviä (Summer Pictures suite) Op. 78, 55016-596-0, € 6,90 Buy now
-Toccata, Adagio & Fuga Op. 50, 55016-597-7, € 5,90 Buy now

Matti Rautio:
-Suita per piano, 55016-598-4, € 8,90 Buy now

Ahti Sonninen:
-Suite from the ballet Pessi & Illusia, 55016-565-6, € 10,90 Buy now

FOR PIANO 4 HANDS:

Rikhard Faltin (arr.):
-Porilaisten marssi, 55016-607-3, € 4,90 Buy now

Emil Genetz (arr. Merikanto):
-Herää Suomi!, 55016-612-7, € 4,90 Buy now

Erkki Melartin:
-Marionnettes suite Op. 1, 55016-608-0, € 9,90 Buy now

Oskar Merikanto:
-Hungarian march Op. 46, 55016-609-7, € 4,90 Buy now
-Valse mélancolique, 55016-611-0, € 4,90 Buy now

Fredrik Pacius:
-Suomen laulu & Maamme, 55016-610-3, € 2,90 Buy now

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The volume G of the Colourstrings Violin ACB tutors by Géza Szilvay studies every position of the violin in a separate volume. It offers art-pedagogical material in order to read confidently in the positions, to master the shifting movements and to understand why and when to use a particular position.
Book G3 (Fourth position) 55011-596-5, 37,50 € Buy now
Book G4 (Fifth position) 55011-597-2, 37,50 € Buy now
Piano accompaniments for books G3 & G4 55011-693-1, 38,50 € Buy now

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Concert Overture is a 12-minute work for small orchestra. Sibelius conducted the premiere performance in Turku, Finland in April 1900. The work has not been performed since the first years of the 20th century. Concert Overture has its origins in stage work ”Jungfrun i tornet”, and is in a way hidden inside of the stage music. Conductor and scholar Tuomas Hannikainen discovered the existence of the overture during his research in 2019. He has edited and reconstructed the work.
Study score 55011-734-1, 24,50 € Buy now

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Post-Tarrega Stress Funk (2020) is a whirlwind showcase piece for the guitar. Exceptionally demanding technically, it was composed for the guitar virtuoso Otto Tolonen, who premiered the work at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in february 2020. A download link to practice score is included in the printed version.
55011-732-7, 21,20 € Buy now
Also available as downloadable pdf edition:
55016-590-8, 21,20 € Buy now

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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.
55011-733-4, 16,50 € Buy now

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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.
55011-731-0, 14,50 € Buy now

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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.
55011-724-2, 12,50 € Buy now

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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.
55011-727-3, 14,50 € Buy now

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.
55011-728-0, 10,00 € Buy now

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.
55011-729-7, 14,50 € Buy now

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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.
Score & parts 55011-689-4, 39,90 € Buy now

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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.
55011-717-4, 99,90 € Buy now

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