1 Kuhmo Chamber Music New York VIENNA London Moscow ST. Petersburg Paris Hollywood
2 Stefan Bremer Stefan Bremer
3 A lot has happened since our venerable ancestors the bacteria appeared on earth. The giant tyrants, the dinosaurs have disappeared. The little survivors turned into humans, discovered fire, tools, the calendar, the Universe, tears, and recently about 40,000 years ago god s daughter: music. Her empire stretched beyond the horizon. It was in the waves of the sea, in the vibration of the leaves falling in autumn, in the songs of the wind, the gallop of a horseman into the unknown or the earthquake announcing the end of time. And when music really ruled, it could not be associated with anything but the most sublime, mysterious emotions. Ultimately, it was and still is the highest necessity for the human soul. The fools, the naïve, the lovers, the poets, the mathematicians and the minstrels are her willing servants. Leonardo complained that she is the minor sister of the arts, she goes away after an instant and disappears for ever. I think she fades to a place where she likes to hide, but is ready to be reborn. Each time the same and different. In the St. Matthew Passion, in Tchaikovsky s sounds of impossible love between Romeo and Juliet, in Schubert s Erlkönig. In the birth of Venus, in the vain efforts of Don Quixote or the sublime Swan of Tuonela. And she disappears thereafter like ripples on the surface after a flower has been thrown onto water. Do not miss it, for it will never happen again in the same way under the same stars. Vladimir Mendelssohn Artistic Director This programme was printed in January The festival reserves the right to alterations. For programme updates please see
4 Sunday Bach is the only master of resounding metaphysics, eternal harmony, inner coherence and timelessness. Johann Wolfgang Goethe Kuhmo Arts Centre 17/13 J.S. Bach ( ): St. Mark Passion, BWV 247 Hata, Packalen, Chorell, Kortekangas, Ferreira, Aho, Gleisner, Ham, Luoma, Heikinheimo, Etelävuori, R. Szigeti, Mendelssohn, Chilemme, Djupsjöbacka, Krykov, Zahharenkova, St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Kitaya Monday Dance Kuhmo Church 17/13* Dances without dancer John Dowland ( ): The Frog s Galliard Sir John Smith, His Almain Lachrymae Pavan The Queen Elizabeth Her Galliard Mesirca Arcangelo Corelli ( ): Sarabande, Gigue and Badinarie for Harp, Harpsichord and Guitar Magen, Kitaya, Mesirca Jean-Philippe Rameau ( ): Concerto No. 3 from Pièces de clavecin en concerts for Flute, Cello and Harpsichord Thomsen, Wilson, Kitaya W.A. Mozart ( ): Recueil des airs du ballet Orphée, K. 284e AnM (arr. for piano quintet by C. Cannabich) Heikinheimo, Etelävuori, R. Szigeti, Lehto, Triendl
5 Kontio School 17/13 Ludwig van Beethoven ( ): Six Country Dances, WoO 15 for Two Violins and Double Bass Danel, Millet, Marković Franz Schubert ( ): Die Geselligkeit (Lebenlust), D. 609 Vier Gesänge, D. 983 Der Geistertanz, D. 494 St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Iljin Johannes Brahms ( ): Hungarian Dances for Violin and Piano Sitkovetsky, Iljin Carl Maria von Weber ( ): Invitation to the Dance, Rondo brillant in D flat, Op. 65 for Piano H. Kärkkäinen Encore: Johann Strauss ( ): Polka Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 Thomsen, Lethiec, Mitchell, Mendelssohn, Pulkkinen, Zahharenkova, Lehtinen, Nurminen Kuhmo Arts Centre 17/13 Slavic Dances Frédéric Chopin ( ): Polonaise in A flat, Op. 53 Mazurkas Resjan Antonín Dvořák ( ): Slavonic Dances Lagerspetz, Kimanen
6 Frédéric Chopin: Krakowiak, Grand Rondo in F, Op. 14 for Piano and String Quartet Kari, Boeschoten, Kurtikjan, Chilemme, Pulkkinen Encore: Sergey Rachmaninov ( ): Valse in A for Piano Six Hands Resjan, Rucli, Mikkola The Friend of this concert is F-Musiikki Oy Kontio School 24/18 Hector Berlioz ( ) Franz Liszt ( ): Valse Il Un bal from Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 Sigfridsson Richard Strauss ( ): Liebesliedchen, AV 182/2 and Arabian Dance in D minor, AV 182/1 for Piano Quartet Boeschoten, B. Hilpo, Rousi, Kari Béla Bartók ( ): Movements from 44 Duos, Sz 98 for Two Violins Tikkanen, Pensola György Ligeti ( ): Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances for Flute, Clarinet and Strings Kortelainen, Lethiec, Boeschoten, Chilemme, Rousi, Krykov Jean Sibelius ( ): Valse triste, Op. 44/1 (arr. for piano by the composer) Sigfridsson Intermission Josef Suk ( ): Sousedská for Strings and Percussions Heikinheimo, Sitkovetsky, Millet, Kurtikjan, F. Szigeti, de Groot, Lehtinen, Nurminen Witold Lutosławski ( ): Dance Preludes for Nine Instruments Thomsen, Ham, Lethiec, Luoma, Voboril, Yang, R. Szigeti, Luptak, Marković, Wilson
7 Claude Debussy ( ): Danse sacrée et Danse profane for Harp and String Quintet Magen, Danel, C. Bogdanas, V. Bogdanas, Fodoreanu, Krykov Terry Riley (1935 ): Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight Enesco Quartet Encore: John Zorn (1953 ): Dance of Sappho Magen, Mesirca, Lehtinen Kuhmo Arts Centre 17/13 Flamenco Flamenco Castaño Luigi Boccherini ( ): Guitar Quintet in D, G 448 Fandango V. Szigeti, Boeschoten, B. Hilpo, Lehto, Mesirca, Castaño Maurice Ravel ( ): Don Quixote to Dulcinea Kortekangas, Ichihashi Zapateado Castaño Manuel de Falla ( ): Seven canciones populares españolas Boeschoten, Gröndahl, Castaño
8 Tuesday New York NY Kuhmo Church 24/18* New York Old Charm Antonín Dvořák ( ): Sonatina in G, Op. 100 for Violin and Piano Shaham, Bogino String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96 The American Enesco Quartet Intermission String Quintet in E flat, Op. 97 Meta4, Gotlibovich Kuhmo Arts Centre 17/13 Ravel at the Gallo Theatre Programme for 26 February 1928, afternoon Performers Maurice Ravel (piano), Carlos Salzedo (harp), Joseph Szigeti (violin), the Hart House Quartet, Greta Torpadie (voice), Arthur Lora (flute) and Henri Leon Leroy (clarinet) Review...It was noted by some that the man who turned the pages for Ravel s piano contributions on this occasion was the composer Edgard Varèse. And the silver-haired little pianist (Ravel) did his modest best as performer in a sold out concert with prices for seats ranging as high as five dollars... (The New York Sun, February 1928) Maurice Ravel ( ): String Quartet in F Danel Quartet Histoires naturelles for Soprano and Piano Hata, Gröndahl Introduction and Allegro, Op. 46 for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet Magen, Thomsen, Lethiec, Mitchell, V. Szigeti, Mendelssohn, Pulkkinen
9 A fter the concert a reception was given in Ravel s honour by Mr & Mrs William May Wright (a stockbroker and his wife who was a former singer) at their Madison Avenue apartment. Among the guests were Fritz Kreisler, Edgard Varèse, Béla Bartók and George Gershwin. At Ravel s request the entertainment included a programme of dances and spirituals performed by black artists Kontio School 17/13 The Carnegie Story Pyotr Tchaikovsky ( ): Legend from 16 Children s Songs, Op. 54 Our Father St. Petersburg Chamber Choir Johann Strauss ( ): Manhattan Waltzes Kortelainen, Lethiec, Luoma, Magen, Danel Quartet, Simon Ferruccio Busoni ( ): Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42 (arr. for flute, clarinet, string quintet, piano and harmonium by A. Schoenberg) Ferreira, Sallinen, Shaham, Kurtikjan, Mendelssohn, Helander, de Groot, Zahharenkova, Schmidt, Djupsjöbacka February 1911, New York Tribune: This short work puts the patience of its auditors to 31 a rude test. Better it were if Busoni had never written the piece or at least not honored New York with its premiere. In any case, it is unlikely that New York will ever have to suffer a second hearing. Edward Krehbiel Béla Bartók ( ): Contrasts, BB 116 for Violin, Clarinet and Piano Shaham, Lethiec, Rucli The Donor of this concert is Dr. Monica R. Armour.
10 Kuhmo Arts Centre 24/18 Mostly Avant Garde Edgard Varèse ( ): Density 21.5 for Flute Thomsen Arthur Honegger ( ): Les Pâques à New York, H. 30 for Soprano and String Quartet Palo, Gringolts, Kurtikjan, B. Hilpo, Luptak Nico Muhly (1981 ): Keep in Touch for Viola Solo and Electronics Kilpeläinen John Zorn (1953 ): Cat O Nine Tails Enesco Quartet Intermission Eugene Marlow: Bolero Clasico for Flute, Viola and Double Bass Kortelainen, Kilpeläinen, Simon Charles Ives ( ): Sunrise for Voice, Violin and Piano Chorell, Heikinheimo, Kari Dary John Mizelle (1940 ): Fantasy Number Two: Boogie Woogie for Solo Piano Gröndahl Samuel Barber ( ): Adagio for String Quartet Meta4 The Friend of this concert and of Finnish chamber music in Kuhmo is VTT.
11 Kontio School 17/13 Wikimedia The Benny Goodman Club George Gershwin ( ) Jascha Heifetz ( ): Suite Porgy and Bess for Violin and Piano Rowland, Kudritskaya René Samson (1948 ): B.G. & Co. for Clarinet, Cello and Piano Oramo, Lehto, Iljin Frank Sinatra ( ): New York, New York Chorell, Heikinheimo, Etelävuori, B. Hilpo, Lehto, M. Hilpo Francis Poulenc ( ): Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (commissioned by Benny Goodman) Lethiec, Rucli Encore: Duke Ellington ( ): Sophisticated Lady Yang, Boeschoten, Cohen, Marković, Hunt
12 The trouble with leaving New York is that you feel you have missed something even if you do not concretely know what. So meet you at the Spring Street bakery (in SoHo), home of the cronut (papa croissant mama doughnut) created by Dominique Ansell, the French chef who invented the demonic calorie mix and got sued by a latecomer who counterattacked by inventing the doissant. Or Sondra s hypercool bio pizzeria (run by a cat s wellness-studio owner) who is reluctant to host people of advanced age (over 40). If you eat too much, they will help you install the Noom app on your mobile (how to lose 37 pounds or more by phone). Or the Chinese Brooklyn or Little Ghana or Coreatown or Little Odessa Stefan Bremer David Cohen after a cronout.
13 Wednesday Waiting for GODot Kuhmo Church 17/13* Osvaldo Golijov (1960 ): Tenebrae II for String Quartet Rowland, F. Szigeti, Mendelssohn, Lehto J.S. Bach ( ) Ferruccio Busoni ( ): Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 Kari César Franck ( ): Panis angelicus, Op. 12 (arr. for organ four hands) Pedrini, Kitaya Ralph Vaughan Williams ( ): The Lark Ascending for String Sextet Mitchell, Heikinheimo, Kurtikjan, Mendelssohn, Luptak, Simon Encore: Ernest Bloch ( ): Nirvana for Piano Kari Petola Visitor Centre 17/13 W.A. Mozart ( ): Three Church Sonatas Yang, F. Szigeti, Fodoreanu, Kitaya Sonata in B flat, K. 292 for Bassoon and Cello Luoma, Rousi French Horn Quintet in E flat, K. 407 Tapani, Yang, Chilemme, R. Szigeti, Fodoreanu The Friend of this concert is Metsähallitus.
14 Kontio School 17/13 God His life and his death 7 stations Joseph Haydn ( ): The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Op. 51 Danel Quartet Kontio School 17/13 The Discovery of Heaven Franz Schubert ( ): Auf dem Strom, D. 943 for Soprano, French Horn and Piano Hata, Voboril, Vehviläinen Antonín Dvořák ( ): Cypresses, B 152 for String Quartet Gringolts, Kurtikjan, Marquise Gilmore, Pulkkinen Leoš Janáček ( ): Fairy Tale, JW VII/5 for Cello and Piano Cohen, Resjan Franz Liszt ( ): Au bord d une source, S. 160/4 for Piano Sigfridsson Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965 for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano Hata, Sallinen, Triendl Kuhmo Arts Centre 24/18 Jean-Féry Rebel ( ): Le chaos from Les elemens Fibo, Schmidt
15 Darius Milhaud ( ): La création du monde, Op. 81 for Piano Quintet Gringolts, Boeschoten, Mendelssohn, Cohen, Triendl Ernest Chausson ( ): Poème de l amour et de la mer, Op. 19 Myllys, Rousi, Vehviläinen Intermission Olivier Messiaen ( ): Quatuor pour la fin du temps for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano Lethiec, Sitkovetsky, Cohen, Rucli The Friend of this concert is Kainuun Sanomat Kuhmo Church 17/13 Robert Schumann ( ): Gebet, Op. 135/5 Hata, Kimanen Franz Liszt ( ): Angelus for Harp Magen Gabriel Fauré ( ): Requiem, Op. 48 Hata, Kortekangas, Voboril, Tapani, Magen, Sitkovetsky, Mendelssohn, Marquise Gilmore, Wilson, Luptak, Simon, Pedrini, St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Schmidt Five of the seven sections of the Requiem were completed by January 1888 and performed that month at the Madeleine for the funeral of the architect Joseph Lesoufaché. This version lacked the Offertoire and Libera me, which Fauré added at some time in the following decade. The Libera me predates the rest of the Requiem, having been composed eleven years earlier as a baritone solo. The forces required for the original 1888 version were a choir about 20 in number consisting of boys and men (the Madeleine did not admit female choristers), solo boy treble, harp, timpani, organ, strings (solo violin, divided violas, divided cellos and basses).
16 Thursday Vienna Kuhmo Church 17/13* Franz Schubert ( ): Overture from Die Zauberharfe, D. 644 (arr. for piano four hands by A. Schoenberg) Triendl, Vehviläinen Ballet music from the Drama Rosamunde von Cypern, D. 797 (arr. for violin and piano by F. Kreisler) Shaham, Vehviläinen String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804 Rosamunde Danel Quartet Kuhmo Arts Centre 17/13 Ludwig van Beethoven ( ): Piano Trio in D, Op. 70/1 Ghost Sitkovetsky, Cohen, Zahharenkova Jukka Tiensuu (1948 ): Le Tombeau de Beethoven Sallinen, Helander, Mikkola Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 97 Archduke Gringolts, Djupsjöbacka, H. Kärkkäinen Kontio School 17/13 Johannes Brahms ( ): Four Songs, Op. 17 for Female Choir, two French Horns and Harp St. Petersburg Chamber Choir (Female voices), Voboril, Tapani, Magen Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 Sitkovetsky, Kurtikjan, Gotlibovich, Lehto, Resjan
17 Kuhmo Arts Centre 24/18 Verein für Kammermusik Alban Berg ( ): Piano Sonata, Op. 1 Triendl Johann Strauss ( ): Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333 (arr. for piano, string quartet and harmonium by A. Berg) Etelävuori, Horttana, Chilemme, Rousi, Mikkola, M. Hilpo Anton Webern ( ): Piano Quintet Meta4, Triendl Johann Strauss: Schatzwalzer, Op. 418 Der Zigeunerbaron (arr. for piano, string quartet and harmonium by A. Webern) Horttana, Etelävuori, Chilemme, Rousi, Mikkola, M. Hilpo Intermission Johann Strauss Arnold Schoenberg: Kaiserwalzer for Flute, Clarinet and Piano Quintet, Op. 437 Ferreira, Lethiec, Horttana, Etelävuori, Chilemme, Rousi, Mikkola Arnold Schoenberg: Die Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 for String Sextet Sitkovetsky, Heikinheimo, Gotlibovich, V. Bogdanas, Rousi, Djupsjöbacka Suomen suurin naisten kuukausilehti uudistui. Tyylillä ja tunteella. a 2014 TAMMIKUU Suomen suurin naisten kuukausilehti uudistui. Tyylillä ja tunteella. TAMMIKUU 2014 Hinta 7,90 SATU RUOTSALAINEN HELENA RANTA HANNU LINTU RAITA KARPO URHO KEKKONEN & ANITA HALLAMA SUSANNA RAHKAMO Tyylillä ja tunteella. Helena Ranta Puhdistan pahan pois itkemällä Salainen intohimo & Illallinen rakkaalle Kirje hänelle Matkakohteena Kapellimestari Hermojen hallinta on ollut heikkouteni Pariskunnan Vaikeudet hioivat meidät yhteen Kaipaus on ikuinen seuralaiseni Satu Ruotsalainen & kipeä nuoruus Olen antanut isälle anteeksi Markku Mannisen vuosihoroskooppi
18 Kontio School 17/13 (1920) Alma the King Maker Alma Maria Mahler-Gropius-Werfel was herself active as an artist only in her youth; only 17 Lieder by her remain. During her life she did, however, accompany some great artists on their way through life, and was friends with a number of leading European and US-American artists among them Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Franz Theodor Csokor, Eugen d Albert, Lion Feuchtwanger, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Gerhart Hauptmann, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Max Reinhardt, Carl Zuckmayer, Eugene Ormandy, Maurice Ravel, Otto Klemperer, Hans Pfitzner, Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, Alban Berg, Erich Maria Remarque, Franz Schreker, Bruno Walter, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schönberg and Erich Zeisl. Wikimedia Gustav Mahler ( ): Piano Quartet in A minor Sitkovetsky, Gotlibovich, Cohen, Triendl Franz Schreker ( ): Der Wind for Violin, Clarinet, French Horn, Cello and Piano Rowland, Sallinen, Voboril, Luptak, Ichihashi Alma Mahler Alma Mahler ( ): Bei dir ist es traut (With You it is Pleasant) Ich wandle unter Blumen (I stroll among Flowers) Hymne Chorell, Iljin Alfredo Casella ( ): À la manière de Wagner Einleitung des 3. Aufzuges À la manière de Strauss, Symfonia molestica, Op. 17 À la manière de Ravel: Almanzor ou le mariage d Adelaïde, Op. 17b Kudritskaya Ravel was my guest for a fortnight. Each morning he appeared extremely well powdered, his hair impeccably combed and in his silk robe de chambre. I had to smile each time I saw him, and so did Casella, who appeared from his room at the other end of my house. He was carrying some piano pieces in different styles but he did not show them to Ravel. I persuaded Ravel to come with me to listen to Schönberg s Pierrot. He shook his head in disbelief: This is not music, it cannot be music, it is an experiment, he mumbled. He was very friendly with Milhaud, who conducted the French version of Pierrot in my red salon. Alma Mahler Maurice Ravel ( ): Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé Hata, Ferreira, Aho, Lethiec, Oramo, Danel, C. Bogdanas, Mendelssohn, Helander, Kari
19 Friday LANTERNA MAGICA The Partner for this day is the OP-Pohjola Group Kuhmo Arts Centre 17/13 Lasse Hallström Casanova s Venice Lasse Hallström is a leading film maker, but in his musical choices he really exceeds all expectations. Following in the shadowy steps of the abominable Giacomo Girolamo Casanova he deploys an encyclopaedic knowledge of Venetian Baroque music and makes an impeccable selection of masterpieces. I suppose Casanova could even have heard all those exquisite compositions at first hand (performed on authentic instruments), had he not been too busy with other aspects of life... Joan Ambrosio Dalza (? 1508): Calata No. 3 a la spagnola Mesirca Antonio Vivaldi ( ): Sinfonia Farnace, RV 711 Fibo, Tikkanen Tomaso Albinoni ( ): Concerto à 5 in A, Op. 9/4 for Violin and String Orchestra Tikkanen, Fibo Antonio Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D, RV 93 (arr. for guitar, violin, viola and continuo by S.S. Ellis) Mesirca, Fibo Martín y Soler ( ): Casanova s complaint Overture from the Opera Il tutore burlato Fibo Francesco Durante ( ): Harpsichord Concerto in B flat Kitaya, Fibo Jean-Féry Rebel ( ): Bourée and Rigaudon from Les Plaisirs champêtres Fibo
20 Kontio School 17/13 Yaron Zilbermann s A Late Quartet A Late Quartet, directed by Yaron Zilberman. In the picture Mark Ivanir (left), Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener. When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life-changing diagnosis, the group s future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and the existence of the quartet. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert, quite possibly their last, only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy. Official movie presentation. The most important actor in the movie is Beethoven s Op. 131 Quartet. It soars higher than all the characters ego games and worldly worries, bringing class and grandeur to the movie. And it is masterfully interpreted by our friends, the Brentano Quartet. Here at last is a movie that got it right Joseph Haydn ( ): String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20/5 Sun Quartets Danel Quartet Erich Korngold ( ): Marietta s Song from the Opera The Dead City, Op. 20 (Glück das mir verblieb) Hata, W. Vossen, C. Bogdanas, Mendelssohn, Luptak, van de Roer Ludwig van Beethoven ( ): String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 Meta4
21 Kuhmo Arts Centre 17/13 Roman Polanski s The Pianist Alma Pöysti will read extracts (in Finnish) from Władysław Szpilman s book The Pianist. Frédéric Chopin ( ): Nocturne in C-sharp minor, KK Iva No. 16 Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72/1 Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48/1 Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op. 20 Waltz in A minor, Op. 34/2 Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17/4 Ballade No. 2 in F, Op. 38 Nocturne in C-sharp minor, KK Iva No. 16 Prelude in E minor, Op. 28/4 Gröndahl Władysław Szpilman Wilm Adalbert Hosenfeld Kontio School 24/18 Aimez-vous Brahms? Johannes Brahms ( ): Title Music from the Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90 Voboril, Luoma, Gringolts, V. Szigeti, Mendelssohn, Pulkkinen, Luptak, de Groot Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 Yang, Gotlibovich, Cohen, H. Kärkkäinen Intermission String Sextet No. 2 in G, Op. 36 Shaham, Etelävuori, Gotlibovich, R. Szigeti, Cohen, Helander
22 Kuhmo Arts Centre 17/13 Hollywood Hotel Wikimedia Marilyn Monroe: Hollywood is a place where they ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. Philip Glass (1937 ): Overture from Koyaanisqatsi John Zorn (1953-): The Ballad of Hunk the Cathedral Mendelssohn, synthesizer Charlie Chaplin ( ): Smile from the movie Modern Times Rowland, M. Kärkkäinen Maurice Jarre ( ): Lara s Theme from Dr. Zhivago Rowland, Boeschoeten, Djupsjöbacka, Simon, M. Kärkkäinen Some months ago, when I was preparing a new work, I told a movie executive that I was thinking of weaving two themes by Bach into a score and the man enquired what Bach s latest hit had been. Then I knew I no longer had a place in cinema. Maurice Jarre Michael Nyman (1944 ): Memorial from The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover Boeschoten, Rowland, Mendelssohn, Pulkkinen, Zahharenkova, Gummerus Joona Pulkkinen plays an instrument owned by the Pohjola Bank Art Foundation.
23 John Corigliano (1938 ): The Red Violin, Chaconne for Violin and Piano Vähälä, M. Kärkkäinen Nino Rota ( ): Amarcord Rowland, Vähälä, Mendelssohn, Rousi, de Groot Herman Hupfeld ( ): As Time Goes By from the film Casablanca Hata, Vähälä, Rowland, Mendelssohn, Rousi, M. Kärkkäinen Jerry Bock ( ): From the Fiddler on the Roof Prayer, The Matchmaker, Far from Home Love, If I Were a Rich Man (arr. for violin and piano by J. Williams) Rowland, H. Kärkkäinen The Partner of this concert is the OP-Pohjola Group Kuhmo Arts Centre, Pajakka Hall 17/13 The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari Wikimedia Silent film The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari Music by Yuval Gotlibovich Gotlibovich, Cohen
24 Saturday London Kontio School 17/13 (Expats at) The King s Theatre Joseph Haydn ( ): Trio for Two Flutes and Cello London Ferreira, Kortelainen, Rousi Georg Friedrich Handel ( ): The Alchemist, HWV 43 Fibo W.A. Mozart ( ): Piano Concerto in G, K. 107/2 after J.C. Bach Yang, Kurtikjan, Fodoreanu, Lagerspetz Georg Friedrich Handel: Water Music: Suite in G, HWV 350 Thomsen, Gringolts, B. Hilpo, Wilson, Kitaya Encore: Joseph Haydn: Intermezzo from the opera The Soul of the Philosopher, Hob. 28/13 Kuhmo Chamber Soloists Kontio School 17/13 Heritage Thomas Tallis ( ): Why fum th in fight St. Petersburg Chamber Choir Ralph Vaughan Williams ( ): Fantasia on Greensleeves Yang, Etelävuori, Heikinheimo, Marquise Gilmore, Markovictch, Simon Franck Bridge ( ): Three Idylls for String Quartet Gringolts, Kurtikjan, Marquise Gilmore, Helander
25 Edward Elgar ( ): Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84 Mitchell, Heikinheimo, Marquise Gilmore, Cohen, Lagerspetz Kuhmo Arts Centre 17/13 Dido and Aeneas Henry Purcell ( ): Opera Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 Basso, Packalen, Palo, Kortekangas, Chorell, Meta4, de Groot, nn, Pedrini, St. Petersburg Chamber Choir, Schmidt Kuhmo Arts Centre 24/18 The Black Friar Wikimedia Black Friars, London Ludwig van Beethoven ( ): Overture to Coriolan in C minor, Op. 62 (arr. for eight hands on two pianos) Lagerspetz, Triendl, Ichihashi, Kari Behind Collin (the writer for whom Beethoven composed his Coriolan) is the inescapable statue of the commander Shakespeare with his own Coriolanus... Collin could/would not avoid the star s attraction. Artists do not steal; they just borrow. String Quartet No. 1 in F, Op. 18/1 Meta4
26 The dark, passionate vault scene (Romeo at Juliet s grave), the heart of Beethoven s first string quartet and Harriet s (Berlioz s future spouse) brilliant acting guided my steps as I started composing my first notes for Shakespeare s tragedy. Hector Berlioz Ernest Chausson ( ): Chanson du clown, Chanson d amour, Chanson d Ophélie from Songs of Shakespeare, Op. 28 Komsi, Mikkola Kim Borg ( ): Ophelia Sings, Op. 16 for Soprano, Flute and Viola Komsi, Ferreira, Chilemme Intermission Felix Mendelssohn ( ): Overture, Dance of the Clowns, Wedding March and Finale from A Midsummer Night s Dream, Op. 61 Iljin, Kari, Pöysti, St. Petersburg Chamber Choir (Female voices) Jean Sibelius ( ): Two Songs for Twelfth Night, Op. 60 (W. Shakespeare) Packalen, Vehviläinen Astor Piazzolla ( ): El sueño de una Noche de verano (A Midsummer Night s Dream) Mitchell, Mesirca, Sandås, Marković Pyotr Tchaikovsky ( ): Overture from Romeo and Juliet Yang, Horttana, Kilpeläinen, Lehto, Pulkkinen, Krykov, H. Kärkkäinen The Friend of this concert is Kaisanet Oy Kuhmo Church 17/13 Pomp and Circumstance Gustav Holst ( ): Neptune, the Mystic from The Planets, Op. 32 Pedrini, Kitaya
27 Joseph Holbrooke ( ): Nocturne Fairyland, Op. 57/1 for Viola, Oboe and Piano Kilpeläinen, Ham, Triendl Benjamin Britten ( ): Les Illuminations, Op. 18 Myllys, Danel, Tikkanen, V. Szigeti, F. Szigeti, Pensola, C. Bogdanas, Millet, Mendelssohn, V. Bogdanas, R. Szigeti, Chilemme, Djupsjöbacka, Fodoreanu, Markovitch, de Groot, Simon, Wilson Encore: Edward Elgar( ): Pomp and Circumstance Gleisner, Ham, Tapani, Voboril, Gummerus, Karvinen, Nurminen, Lehtinen, C. Bogdanas, F. Szigeti, Mendelssohn, Luptak, Krykov, Pedrini, Schmidt Stefan Bremer Pekka Kuusisto
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30 Sunday Music for different Tsars Kuhmo Arts Centre 17/13 Tsarskoye Selo R ussia was a late starter in developing a native tradition of classical music due to the proscription by the Church against secular music. Beginning in the reign of Ivan IV, the Imperial Court invited Western composers and musicians to fill this void. By the time of Peter I, these artists were a regular fixture at Court. While not personally inclined toward music, Peter saw European music as a mark of civilisation and a way of Westernising the country; his establishment of the Western-style city of Saint Petersburg helped foster its spread to the rest of the upper classes. A craze for Italian opera at Court during the reigns of Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine also helped spread interest in Western music among the aristocracy. This craze became so pervasive that many were not even aware that Russian composers existed... Wikipedia Dmitry Bortnyansky ( ): Allegro from Harpsichord Concerto in D Pitko, Fibo Domenico Cimarosa ( ): Concerto in G for two Flutes and Chamber Orchestra Thomsen, Kortelainen, Yang, Horttana, Chilemme, Luptak, Krykov Dmitry Bortnyansky ( ): Gospody, siloyu tvoyeyu (Lord, with Thy Might) Cherubim Song No. 7 St. Petersburg Chamber Choir Giovanni Paisiello ( ): Overture from The Barber of Seville Fibo Weekly season ticket I is no longer valid after this concert.
31 Kontio School 17/13 The mighty five were six were seven The mighty five were actually seven. If we exclude Lodyzhensky, who accomplished nothing, and Lyadov, who appeared later, Balakirev s circle consisted of himself, Cui, Mussorgsky, Borodin, and me. The French have retained the denomination of Les Cinq for us to this day. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Chronicle of My Musical Life, 1909 César Cui ( ): Orientale, Op. 50/9 Modest Musorgsky ( ): Rêverie on a Theme of V. A. Loginov for Piano Bogino Mili Balakirev ( ): Tarantella in B Bogino, Iljin Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov ( ): Pered raspyatiem (Before the Crucifixion) Na severe dikom (In the Wild North) St. Petersburg Chamber Choir Alexander Borodin ( ): String Quartet No. 2 in D Danel Quartet Kuhmo Church 17/13 Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov ( ): At the Monastery Lagerspetz, Kimanen Alexandr Skryabin ( ): Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 White Mass H. Kärkkäinen Sergey Rachmaninov ( ): Movements from the All Night Vigil, Op. 37 St. Petersburg Chamber Choir
32 Kuhmo Arts Centre 24/18 Sergey Prokofiev ( ): Fantasia on Themes from Scheherazade for Piano (based on the symphonic suite Scheherazade, Op. 35 by N. Rimsky-Korsakov) Kudritskaya Alexander Glazunov ( ): String Quintet in A, Op. 39 Danel Quartet, Cohen Intermission Pyotr Tchaikovsky ( ): Souvenir de Florence in D minor, Op. 70 Shaham, Boeschoten, Gotlibovich, Marquise Gilmore, Cohen, Helander Kontio School 17/13 Alexandr Skryabin ( ): Guirlandes and Flammes sombres from Two Dances, Op. 73 for Piano H. Kärkkäinen Sergey Prokofiev ( ): Sonata in C, Op. 119 for Cello and Piano Pulkkinen, Resjan Dmitri Shostakovich ( ): String Quartet No. 5 in B flat, Op. 92 Danel Quartet Wikimedia
33 Monday Theatre Kuhmo Church 17/13* Lachrimae Barbara Strozzi ( ): Udite Udite Basso, Zahharenkova, Wilson, Mesirca John Dowland ( ): Lachrimae Mendelssohn, R. Szigeti, B. Hilpo, Luptak, M. Vossen Claudio Monteverdi ( ): Di misera Regina from the Opera Il ritorno d Ulisse in patria, SV 325 Giacomo Carissimi ( ): Il lamento in morte di Maria Stuarda Barbara Strozzi: Lagrime mie, Op. 7 Basso, Wilson, Mesirca, Zahharenkova Benjamin Britten ( ): Lachrymae: Reflection on a Song of John Dowland, Op. 48 for Viola and Piano Gotlibovich, Iljin Claudio Monteverdi ( ): Sì dolce è l tormento, SV 332 Basso, Wilson, Mesirca, Zahharenkova Kuhmo Arts Centre 7 Student Concert/Workshop Bogino, Gotlibovich, students