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Six small charming piano compositions for children written in 1929 by Helvi Leiviskä (1902-1982), the first distinct Finnish female composer.
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Ann-Elise Hannikainen (1946–2012), the great-granddaughter of P.J. Hannikainen, lived a cosmopolitan life as her father was working as diplomat. She studied piano playing in Warsaw and composing in Madrid with Ernesto Halffter Ercriche, a student of Manuel de Falla. Hannikainen wrote the two piano pieces Pensamientos (1974) and Toccata-fantasia (1975) in El Escorial. The first one carries features typical for piano writing of the Late Romantic, whereas the playful and improvisatory Toccata-fantasia gives a neoclassical impression.
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Ann-Elise Hannikainen (1946–2012), the great-granddaughter of P.J. Hannikainen, lived a cosmopolitan life as her father was working as diplomat. She studied piano playing in Warsaw and composing in Madrid with Ernesto Halffter Ercriche, a student of Manuel de Falla. Cháchara (1980) is her first composition for solo instrument and piano, and it was also Hannikainen’s last work to be premiered during her lifetime. In January 1981 Cháchara won the first prize in the competition for young composers in Barcelona.
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Ida Moberg (1859–1947) was the first widely educated Finnish female composer. Born in Helsinki, she grew up in a musical family and studied singing and piano at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Later she also studied in Helsinki, Dresden, Berlin and Hellerau. Stillhet (Silence), a 2,5-minute lullaby for string orchestra is extracted from her unfinished opera Asiens ljus (The Light of Asia). It is also suitable for student orchestra.
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Minna von Knorring (1846-1918) was a fascinating character in the musical scene of Helsinki. She had no formal music education but nevertheless she composed and published several songs. Some of them were part of the repertoire of Aino Ackté and Jenny Spennert, the most celebrated Finnish singers of the period. The dramatic Nocturne in F minor for violin and piano is marked to be arranged by ”X”.
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Kalevi Aho’s Flute Concerto (2002) was initially inspired by the magnificent, enigmatic poetry of the Swede Tomas Tranströmer, but the vocal ideas nevertheless adapted themselves to the flute. There is lots of singing, lyrical music at the beginning and end of this three-movement work. This is one of the most beautiful works Aho has ever written. The virtuosic solo part is written for flute and alto flute, and Kari Vehmanen has created the piano reduction in 2019.
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Kalevi Aho’s Clarinet concerto (2005) has five movements played without pause. It was premiered in London by Martin Fröst in 2006 and is one of the best known and most beloved concertos by Aho.
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Kai Nieminen’s Fragmental Reflections (2018) draws on the melancholy mood of the Finnish folk song "Tein minä pillin pajupuusta" (I made a willow whistle), familiar to most Finns. The emotional scale of this 10-minute guitar fantasy ranges from a nostalgic striving for beauty to discordantly disruptive moments.
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Matthew Whittall’s (b. 1975) Love is Little (2009) is a modern motet which uses a Shaker hymn as cantus firmus. The original melody is gradually slowed down, looped and fragmented, forming a quiet, ambient soundscape in which each singer performs their own part freely. The piece is suitable for larger choirs but also works with 20 singers.
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A pioneer of Finnish modern jazz, Heikki Sarmanto (1939–) is renowned for his renderings of jazz numbers. No wonder, therefore, that broken chords and familiar keys resonate and sit well under the hand in the piano part of this Northern Dreams suite. The solo part is originally written for tenor saxophone and is also available in arrangements for alto sax, flute, clarinet, bassoon and trumpet. The solo passages for piano are like stylised improvisations. In addition to jazz idioms, the suite features Chopin-style arpeggios.
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Dedicated to and premiered by Petri Kumela, Pehr Henrik Nordgren’s (1944–2008) Come da lontano for guitar (2003) carries ideas from Nordgren’s previous work Amor – desesperada op. 120 (for soprano and ensemble) which was completed a few months before the work for solo guitar.
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Tuomas Turriago’s Sonata for Guitar solo (2019, rev. 2020) reflects the main source of anguish of the 21st century: according to the composer things are growing so fast that we can´t keep up with the pace. That is true of global warming, of population, of economy, of pandemics.
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Kalevi Aho (b. 1949) was only 18 years old in 1967 when he completed his String quartet No. 1 in G minor. Nonetheless it was already the second one of its kind: the earlier string quartet in A minor "String Quartet No. 0" was withdrawn. This G minor quartet was heard the first time only 50 years after it was born, in June 2019.
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Jyrki Linjama’s (b. 1962) poetic music finds its counterpart in the poems of a Finnish modernist Eeva-Liisa Manner (1921–1995). The 23-minute song cycle ”himmeä, kirkas, himmeä…” was commissioned and premiered by baritone Aarne Pelkonen and pianist Juho Alakärppä.
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Alex Freeman’s (b. 1972) Cathedral of Spring (2019) was commissioned by Somnium Ensemble. The piece is in four movements and is set to poems by e.e. cummings and Robert Frost.
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