Lieu : Finlande

Sibelius Academy Summer Young Talent Series: Elisa Rusi-Matero, violin

One of reasons why classical music continues to thrive in Finland is due to the steady stream of extraordinarily talented musicians trained at the Sibelius Academy. The Summer Young Talent ...

Peter Oundjian and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the Helsinki Festival

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, despite being one of Canada's flagship ensembles, has had a difficult recent history. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the orchestra struggled with financial difficulties, a ...

Sibelius Academy Summer Young Talent Series : Pinja Laine, cello

2014 marks the 80th birthday year of the great Russian composer Alfred Schnittke. Although Schnittke's first cello sonata and first cello concerto are starting to enter the repertoire, most of ...

Young talent at the Helsinki Chamber Summer

Now in its tenth year, the Kamarikesä Festival (Helsinki Chamber Summer) was founded to serve as a platform for young and talented Finnish musicians to showcase their artistry in a ...

Jukka-Pekka Saraste dirige Dutilleux à Helsinki

La présence de Jukka-Pekka Saraste est familière au public d’Helsinki où il dirige régulièrement le Philharmonique d’Helsinki et l’Orchestre symphonique de  la Radio finlandaise. Son interprétation se concentre habituellement sur ...

Ville Matvejeff leads the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra in Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass

Orchestral concerts in Finland during the Easter season are generally dominated by performances of Bach's Passions. In this concert, the rising conducting talent Ville Matvejeff  provided a refreshing alternative, leading the ...

Rising from the abyss: Leif Segerstam with the Turku Philharmonic

Three cities often come to mind when discussing the Finnish orchestral scene: Helsinki, Lahti, and Tampere. Turku is usually left out of the discussion, but the recent appointment of Leif ...

Michael Francis conducts the Helsinki Philharmonic in an all-British Program

Although performances of British music are not entirely rare in Helsinki, an entire evening dedicated to mid-20th century British orchestral music is quite remarkable. Michael Francis, the current chief conductor ...

Oslo Philharmonic plays Mahler’s sixth symphony in Helsinki

Jukka-Pekka Saraste is a familiar presence in the Helsinki music scene, regularly guest conducting both the Helsinki Philharmonic and Finnish RSO. On this evening's concert, however, Saraste was not on ...

Alexander Kniazev performs Miaskovsky’s Cello Concerto

The mid-twentieth century cello concerto is dominated by two great Russian works: the Sinfonia Concertante of Prokofiev and the first cello concerto of Shostakovich. Both works feature fiendishly difficult solo ...

Pehr Henrik Nordgren at 70

Pehr Henrik Nordgren (1944-2008) was a unique voice in Finnish music. Influenced by both Japanese and Finnish folk music, as well as Shostakovich, Nordgren never achieved the same international recognition ...

A sea journey with Leif Segerstam

With a population of just over 5 million, Finland can boast of having a disproportionately large number of orchestras with international reputations. This includes the orchestras of Tampere and Lahti, ...

Kari Kriikku plays Saariaho’s clarinet concerto

For such a small country, Finland can easily boast having at least four living composers with major international careers: Saariaho, Magnus Lindberg, Salonen, and Aho. Of these, Saariaho is arguably ...

Concert du Jour de l’Indépendance de la Finlande

Bien que les concerts de musique finlandaise en Finlande sont fréquents, le répertoire se limite généralement à Sibelius ou à d'autres compositeurs vivants , tels que les «trois grands » ...

Finnish Independence Day Concert

Although performances of Finnish music in Finland are frequent, the repertoire is generally restricted to Sibelius or other living composers, such as the "big three" of Lindberg, Salonen, and Saariaho. ...

Christian Tetzlaff plays Shostakovich second violin concerto

While the first violin concerto of Shostakovich is firmly established in the 20th-century violin repertoire, performances of his second violin concerto are considerably less frequent. Perhaps this is due to ...

Denève conducts Britten, Roussel and Ravel

22 November 2013 is the precise day when the British composer Benjamin Britten would have turned 100 years old. To celebrate the occasion, the first half of the evening’s program ...

Rare flute concertos by Loïc Schneider

Like Sakari Oramo, Susanna Mälkki, and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, among others, Jan Söderblom is another talented Finnish conductor whose career began as an instrumentalist. In this concert, Söderblom led the Tapiola ...

Gallen-Kallela/Sibelius, l’art du Kalevala

Beaucoup de monde ce samedi au Musée d’Orsay. Le public français et étranger sous un beau et trop précoce soleil de mars affluait pour visiter les fabuleuses collections de peintures ...

Aulis Sallinen, compositeur

ResMusica : Vous êtes plutôt un compositeur connu pour ses symphonies. Quelle est, pour vous, l’importance de la symphonie, en 2010 ? Aulis Sallinen : J’ai écrit des musiques très différentes, j’en ...

Cérémonie de remise des prix et concert de gala 2011

International Classical Music Awards L’édition 2011 des International Classical Music Awards s’est clôturée par la cérémonie de remise des prix et le concert de gala. L’Orchestre philharmonique de Tampere (Finlande) et ...

Gossec en Finlande !

Orchestre de la radio de Finlande Avec l’Orchestre philharmonique d’Helsinki, l’Orchestre de la radio de Finlande est l’autre grande phalange de la capitale finnoise, mais si la philharmonie est centrée sur ...

Honegger et Walton en concert d’abonnement classique à Helsinki

Orchestre philharmonique d’Helsinki Depuis les pays francophones, la vie musicale finlandaise laisse assez rêveur car la fidélité du public permet toutes les audaces de programmation à l’image de ce concert du ...

A Flowering Tree, le nouvel opéra de John Adams à Paris

Impossible de ne pas apprécier, dans son ensemble, le dernier opéra de John Adams. Rompant complètement avec les thèmes abordés dans Nixon in China ou Doctor Atomic, le livret, écrit par ...

Festival d’Helsinki 2009 : Perspectives finnoises

C’est avec une certaine émotion et un plaisir non dissimulé que Susanna Mälkki retrouvait son sol natal pour donner avec l’Ensemble Intercontemporain, deux concerts prestigieux dans le cadre du Festival ...

Aulis Sallinen, symphoniste d’aujourd’hui et de toujours

Le Finlandais Aulis Sallinen (né en 1935) se distingue par sa production symphonique comme l’un des créateurs les plus significatifs de la musique occidentale depuis la seconde moitié du XXe ...