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« on: August 18, 2012, 11:46:31 pm »

Usko Meriläinen (1930-2004)  -  Second Piano Sonata (1966)
The Sonata consists of three movements: 1 A tempo variable (Lento-Mosso); 2. Lento; 3. Presto.

Yonti Solomon, piano

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?lm7s72n9pavkzg8

from lp Philips 802 855

In this work Meriläinen passed clearly the experimental stage. The work won the piano division of the Camden Festival from 1967 (Feb 22nd). The work was played by the young South-African pianist who also plays here.
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 02:44:06 pm »

"But this is a landscape, Mr. Dali" by Usko Merilainen


Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Solonen Conductor
Radio Broadcast, 26 Sept, 1987

From the collection of Karl Miller

Dissonance Alert

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?kh4re9wrbmk5egk
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 12:03:59 pm »

Two Symphonies by JOONAS KOKKONEN (1921-1996):

Symphony No. 2  (1960-61)  (22:31)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Leif Segerstam, conductor

1   Adagio, Non Troppo    8:08    
2   Allegro    4:20    
3   Andante    6:21    
4   Allegro Vivace    3:16    
(Note: All tracks are in the same MP3 File)

Symphony No. 4  (1971)  (20:43)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Okko Kamu, conductor

1      Moderato    7:24    
2      Allegro    5:19    
3      Adagio    7:37    
(Note: All tracks are in the same MP3 File)

Source:
Label:BIS – LP 189
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Sweden
Released:1980

This rip and upload were originally on Symphony Share.  I had appeneded the individual tracks into single MP3 files for my own use, and these are the ones I have uploaded. I may have also "normalized' the volume.  Members of Symphony Share can (hopefully) still retrieve the original files.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?cl6qcki4m3qb5gu
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 05:43:15 pm »

Fougstedt, Nils-Eric (1910-1961)


Concert Overture (1941)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Jukka-Pekka Saraste

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?fc4szsgje1vc6cx

BBC Radio 3
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2012, 04:33:31 pm »

Helvi Leiviskä (1902-82)

Symphony No. 3 op. 31 (1971)


Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo

Finnish radio broadcast, 2011
 
http://www.mediafire.com/?3pmcvhp151fs91z

Here is some information on Leiviskä:
http://www.fimic.fi/fimic/fimic.nsf/0/3783C05E0543523BC22575350047454C?opendocument
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 05:03:25 pm »

Sulho Ranta (1901-60)

Symphony No. 1, Sinfonia piccola, op. 43 (1932)


Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, cond.

Dutch Radio 4 broadcast from the late 1990s.

http://www.mediafire.com/?oknbkton6no1oi9

Here is some more info on Ranta:
http://www.fimic.fi/fimic/fimic.nsf/0/3275E929EA0043F9C22575370038E6B0?opendocument

Details of this recording are also given here:
http://composers-classical-music.com/r/RantaSulho.htm

I couldn’t establish if this means that it is a commercial recording.
I will rely on Michael Herman’s wishlist that it isn’t. ;)
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 05:52:52 pm »

Never did I ever hope to hear Leiviska's music in any form, much less a symphony! Truly, may God bless you.  Do you have anything that might make a good discmate?
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012, 08:37:26 pm »

Many thanks to you, britishcomposer, for uploading these two rare Finnish symphonies by composers whom I had just mentioned in the Merikanto 2nd Symphony thread :). I still have my fingers crossed for the Linko "Symphonie Chevaleresque" ;D...
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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2012, 10:42:24 pm »

Usko Meriläinen (b 1930)  -  Piano Concerto (1955)

Rhondda Gillespie, piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Walter Süsskind

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?we6i559mr7ckli4

from lp Philips 802 854 LY  (from the late 60s)

This was Meriläinen's first work for piano & orchestra at the time the sleeve note was written.
It was brought to us by Philips as part of their Contemporary Music Series, in which 3 lp's with fairly unknown Finnish composers, let alone their works.


Paavo Johannes Heininen  (b 1938)  - Adagio; a Concerto for Orchestra 'in forma di variazioni' (1966).

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Walter Süsskind, conductor

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?hgk96sj4wf3s0x1
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?x2azwvc14zud3vb
ATTN Splitted rar-files. After download, unpack rar file .part1 only! This will unfold the rest automatically

from lp: Philips 802 854 LY

Heininen, born in Helsinki, had his musical training there at the Sibelius Academy. He had his diploma for piano and composition.
Among his teachers are Aarre Merikanto, Einar Englund, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Usko Meriläinen and Jonas Kokkonen. Later he studied in Cologne (Staatliche Musik Hochschule -with Rudolf Petold and Bernd-Alois Zimmermann-) and in New York (Juilliard School of Music - with Vincent Persichetti and Edward Steuermann-).
After his studies he became a member of the teaching staff of the Sibelius Academy.
His compositions are extremely concentrated and complex music.


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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2012, 10:52:59 pm »

FINNISH CHORAL MUSIC FROM THE 1960S.

Source: All files are from lp Philips 839705 LY

Joonas Kokkonen (1921-1996)  -  Laudatio Domini (The Lord Prayer) -sung in Latin
for mixed chorus, with sopran and mezzo-soprano solo.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tfrbz024v2qmada

Einojuhani Rautavaara  (b 1928)  -  Nattvarden (Holy Communion), op 22 for mixed chorus (sung in Swedish)

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?pta6x6roo2vm6c6

Eero Sipilä 1918- ?)  - Super Flumina Babylonis (1963) [Motet fore Mixed Chorus)

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?1dbf61x1gl2r7vp

Bengt Johansson (1914-1989)  - The Tomb at Akr Çaar (1964) for chorus and baritone solo.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?4m93rmxdqg0vefg

Erkki Salmenhaara (1941-2002)  - Kuun Kasvot (Face of the Moon) (1960-64)  for mixed chorus

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?raacfc2o9a6fwre

Erik Bergman (1911-2006)  -  Fåglarna (Birds) (1962)
written for Baritone solo, 5 solo voices, male chorus, percussion and celesta

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?72atly7sm1b1y8v

Here is an edited copy of the sleeve text: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ud5x6gc8hwfh6by
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2012, 10:55:10 pm »

Einojuhani Rautavaara (b 1928)  -  String Quartet Nº 3, op 18 (1966) [in one movement]

Delmé String Quartet
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?th0f44f92k18aeu

Again a work that was a prize-winner at the Camden Festival. With this work Rautavaara won the first prize in the string-quartet division. First performance there Feb 20,1967. It was played by the same quartet as we hear in this post and to whom it was dedicated.

from lp Philips 802855 LY

Joonas Kokkonen (1921-1996)  -  String Quartet Nº 2 (1966)

Delmé Quartet

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?02hs62y4hxq0vj9

from lp Philips 802855 LY

Kokkonen was in the 1960s one of the international best known Finnish composers.
He was the first symphonist elected to the Academy of Finland and served as chairman of the Finnish Society of Composers. He was also a professor at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and as such the teacher of a.o. Rautavaara.

His quartet starts with a contemplative Passacaglia, followed by a charming Intermezzo. It is followed by a dramatic Allegro vivace and close by a serene Epilogo.
May be this quartet show best that the composer has a perfect feeling for writing for string instruments.


Usko Meriläinen (1930-2004)  -  Second Piano Sonata (1966)
The Sonata consists of three movements: 1 A tempo variable (Lento-Mosso); 2. Lento; 3. Presto.

Yonti Solomon, piano

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?lm7s72n9pavkzg8

from lp Philips 802 855

In this work Meriläinen passed clearly the experimental stage. The work won the piano division of the Camden Festival from 1967 (Feb 22nd). The work was played by the young South-African pianist who also plays here.
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2012, 06:51:56 am »

Resposting some stuff from UC (just a simple copy-paste):



 E.Pingoud, Symphony No.1, Op.18 (1920)

  I. Allegro Impetuoso - meno mosso
  II. Allegro molto giocoso - Allegro

  Sakari Oramo (cond)  Finnish radio symphony orchestra


  http://www.mediafire.com/?c415sqt2aag8oh2




 Ernest Pingoud, Symphony No.2, Op.20 (1921)

  http://www.mediafire.com/?w4f3ohis2vq2qlc

 I. Allegro vivace  
 II. Adagio
 III. Vivace
 IV. Allegro molto

 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
 Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor



 Ernest Pingoud,  Symphony No3, Op.27 (1923-27)

 http://www.mediafire.com/?12stvueju2hge6d

 I. Andante
 II. Allegretto
 III. Adagio quasi una fantasia
 IV.Allegro molto

 Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
 Ulf Soderblom, conductor



  Ernest Pingoud, La face d’une grande ville (1936-37)

  http://www.mediafire.com/?3vo5tic1uctmc8c

  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  Leif Segerstam, conductor

  from broadcast
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2013, 12:59:21 pm »

Re-upload from UC... just want to make sure you don't miss this one!

Salmenhaara (1941-2002):  Symphony No. 4 “Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita” ("Midway upon the journey of our life") (1972)

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Ulf Suderblom

http://www.mediafire.com/?8bxx125tt1a5atd


… supplied to me by a friend in England in the 1970’s, probably from a BBC broadcast…
… a profound and profoundly thoughtful symphony…
… observe the coincidence of the title and his dates…
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2013, 04:24:42 pm »

Kalevi Aho(1949-):

Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra(2003):

Frans Helmerson and Jan-Erik Gustafsson(cellos) and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra(Rumon Gamba)

Premiere performance, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, May 5, 2004


http://www.mediafire.com/?c7y47dbtais24zc
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 11:08:58 pm »

Kalevi Aho (1949-

Minea, concertante music for orchestra (2008)

  Minnesota Orchestra
  Osmo Vänskä, conductor

http://www.mediafire.com/?sxh1td8amq2d1

live performance, November 6, 2009, from broadcast (BBC? NPR? -- sorry, I don't remember which).
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