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Playlist of Kalevi Aho

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  • Kalevi Aho - Sieidi

    35:47

    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Gustavo Gimeno - conductor
    Martin Grubinger - percussion

    November 17, 2016
    Live Broadcast

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  • Kalevi Aho: Symphony No. 8

    50:42

    Conducted by Osmo Vänskä with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra.

    I. Introduction (0:00)
    II. Scherzo 1 (2:18)
    III. Interlude 1 (11:42)
    IV. Scherzo 2 (14:31)
    V. Interlude 2 (26:33)
    VI. Scherzo 3 (30:28)
    VII. Interlude 3 (40:19)
    VIII. Epilogue (45:57)

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  • Kalevi Aho Symphony No.16 ~ for 60 strings, 4 percussionists & mezzo-soprano

    53:13

    Kalevi Aho, Symphony No.16 for 60 strings, 4 percussionists and mezzo-soprano (2013-14), with the text Die Fahrende by Gertrud Kolmar
    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu (Conductor)
    Virpi Räisänen (mezzo-soprano)
    Painting by Fanny Churberg

  • Kalevi Aho: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra

    29:30

    Kalevi Aho: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra (2006)

    Nils Mönkemeyer (Viola)
    ensemble oktopus für musik der moderne

    Conductor: Konstantia Gourzi

    2 December 2013, Reaktorhalle, Munich


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  • Kalevi Aho: Concerto for 2 Cellos and Orchestra

    21:21

    Cellists Seeli Toivio and Sarah Dupriez perform with Celeb Orchestra and conductor Sasha Mäkilä:
    Kalevi Aho (b. 1949): Concerto for 2 Cellos and Orchestra (2003)
    Video recording from a concert at Temple Rock Church, Helsinki (Finland), May 25, 2010.

    This video has been uploaded into YouTube with the permission of Mr. Kalevi Aho, the composer of this concerto.

    Video by: Siperia Films Finland / Matti Reinikka

    Websites of the performers:

    Seeli Toivio, cellist:




    Sarah Dupriez, cellist:


    Sasha Mäkilä, conductor:



    About Mr. Kalevi Aho:

  • Kalevi Aho - Symphony n°5 - Max Pommer

    29:21

    Kalevi Aho (b.1949) - Symphony n°5 (in one movement) - (1975-76)

    Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Max Pommer

    *** If the copyright holders don't want this recording to be uploaded on Youtube, please contact me and I will delete it as soon as I read it. ***

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  • Kalevi Aho: 3 Tangos - Helsinki Chamber Music Festival 2018

    9:18

    Kalevi Aho: 3 Tangos

    Essi Höglund, violin
    Ismo Eskelinen, guitar
    Henrik Sandås, bandonéon
    Teemu Kauppinen, double bass
    Danor Quinteros, piano

    Recorded live at the 2nd Helsinki Chamber Music Festival 7.7.2018
    Venue: Festive Hall of the Helsinki University

    Recording, filming and mastering by Concertfilm

  • Kalevi Aho : Sieidi, Concerto pour percussions par Martin Grubinger

    47:01

    Martin Grubinger interprète Sieidi, le Concerto pour percussions de Kalevi Aho. Il est accompagné par l'Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France dirigé par Marzena Diakun. Enregistré le 15 mars 2018 à l'Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio (Paris).

  • Martin Grubinger – Brains and Muscles | On Ahos Percussion Concerto «Sieidi»

    13:52

    Percussion star Martin Grubinger gives an impressive introduction to Kalevi Aho's Percussion Concerto «Sieidi» during a live session. In concert with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg at the Philharmonie Luxembourg.

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  • Promo Kalevi Aho NTR ZaterdagMatinee 6 oktober 2012

    8:03

    Kalevi Aho. Zijn grote orkestwerk Minea (2008) is een groot accelerando en crescendo, dat de kwaliteiten van het orkest in alle geledingen naar voren brengt. Een kolfje naar de hand van dirigent Osmo Vänskä, een van Aho's grootste pleitbezorgers.
    Uitvoering in de NTR ZaterdagMatinee van 6 oktober j.l. door het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest.

  • Kalevi Aho: Symphony No. 16 - Virpi Räisänen, FRSO

    12:59

    Kalevi Aho (b. 1949): Symphony No. 16 (2015)
    Gertrud Kolmar, poem
    Virpi Räisänen, mezzosoprano
    Hannu Lintu, conductor
    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Helsinki Music Centre, 3 September 2015

  • Kalevi Aho - Solo X for Horn

    10:40

    A challenging project to push myself while staying at home during the Coronavirus. Apologies for the occasional distortion, I’m stuck away from home and the only mic I have is my iPhone.

  • N. Junnikkala - Sonata I, mov. 1 & 2

    13:26

    Niilo Junnikkala (b. 1995) - Piano Sonata no 1, 1st and 2nd movement
    Composed in early 2015, performed 7.2.2016 in the Lahti Music Institute, Kalevi Aho -hall.

    Niilo Junnikkala, piano

  • Kalevi Aho - Excerpts Concerto for Tenor Saxophone, Diane Hunger - saxophone

    7:29

    Kalevi Aho: Excerpts from the Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Small Orchestra (2015)
    04. November 2016 - Romanian Premiere
    Conductor: Huba Hollóköi
    Saxophone: Diane Hunger
    Filarmonica Banatul, Timisoara, Romania

  • Black Birds by Kalevi Aho

    20:46

    Black Birds by Kalevi Aho

    Accordion sonata nr. 2, Black Birds:
    I. Birds of light
    II. Birds of the Night
    III. Strange Birds
    IV. Birds of Desolation
    V. Black Birds

    Accordion: Ida Løvli Hidle

    The Royal Danish Academy of Music - 24.02.2016

  • Kalevi Aho - Solo XIII

    8:43

    RISUONANZE 2019 - incontri di nuove musiche
    Kalevi Aho
    Solo XIII (2018)
    prima esecuzione assoluta
    Rocco Rescigno, trombone
    31 maggio 2019, Auditorium Elio Venier, Pasian di Prato (UD)

  • OSUSP e Jörgen Van Rijen tocam Kalevi Aho no 44º Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão

    4:05

    44º Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão

    Orquestra Sinfônica da USP | 11.07

    regente: Ricardo Bologna
    trombone: Jörgen Van Rijen

    Concerto Para Trombone e Orquestra (2010)
    compositor: Kalevi Aho

  • Tripelkonzert von Kalevi Aho

    35:02

    Gürzenich Kammerorchester Köln beim Storioni Festival 2019

  • Kalevi Aho: Concerto for contrabassoon and orchestra - II. Presto

    7:51

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    Lewis Lipnick - contrabassoon

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  • Kalevi Aho: Symphony No. 16 - Virpi Räisänen, FRSO

    21:08

    Kalevi Aho (b. 1949): Symphony No. 16 (2015)
    Gertrud Kolmar, poem
    Virpi Räisänen, mezzosoprano
    Hannu Lintu, conductor
    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Helsinki Music Centre, 3 September 2015

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  • Kalevi Aho: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra by Lahti Symphony Orchestra - preview

    2:09

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    Kalevi Aho: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra by Lahti Symphony Orchestra

    Bram van Sambeek, bassoon

    Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor

  • Kalevi Aho: Symphony No. 15 / Lahti Symphony Orchestra

    5:45

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    Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor

    Aho: Symphony No. 15 (Finnish première,
    commissioned by BBC and Lahti Symphony Orchestra)

    The first performance in Finland of the Symphony No. 15 by the LSO's composer-in residence, Kalevi Aho. The Symphony was a joint commission from the BBC Philharmonic and the LSO and its world premiere is scheduled for March 2010, in Britain.

  • A Theremin for Every Season

    3:16

    Carolina Eyck talks about her instrument, the theremin, and about her collaboration with the composer Kalevi Aho on his theremin concerto 'Eight Seasons' from 2011.

    Even if few are able to identify the instrument by sight, the sound of the theremin is familiar to a wide audience from numerous film scores (often for movies of the creepier variety) to which it lends an eerie character -- as in the theme tune to the popular television series Midsomer Murders. Invented in 1920 by a Russian physicist, Léon Theremin, it has however also featured in numerous works by composers of classical music, from Bohuslav Martinu and Percy Grainger to Fazil Say. One of the most recent works for the instrument is Kalevi Aho's 'Eight Seasons', a concerto for theremin and chamber orchestra, written for Carolina Eyck.

    Introduced to the theremin by Carolina Eyck, Kalevi Aho became fascinated with both its sound and its uniqueness -- it is the only musical instrument which is played without any physical contact by the performer. Deciding to compose a concerto for Carolina and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra of the far north of his native Finland, Aho explains his reasons:

    'Eight Seasons -- and its eight movements, played without a break -- is just like a musical year; since ancient times the Sami people (the indigenous people of Lapland) have divided the course of the year into eight sections. My choice to use the theremin to depict the course of the year in the far North reflects the shamanistic aspect of the instrument: Hearing it can be a magical experience for the listener. The soloist is like a magician, a weaver of spells, producing music just by moving his hands, without touching the instrument at all.'

    The wide range of sounds and effects available on the theremin are used by Aho to depict seasonal events such as the first frost, the melting of the ice and the midnight sun, and his score also exploits Carolina Eyck's unusual ability to sing and play simultaneously. The work received its first performance in the Lapland town of Rovaniemi on 11th October 2012, with Carolina Eyck and the Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds. Three months later the same performers recorded it for BIS Records, and footage from the recording sessions is incorporated in this video clip, as well as musical excerpts used with permission from Fennica Gehrman, the publisher of 'Eight Seasons'.

    A Super-Audio CD with the BIS recording of Kalevi Aho's concerto is released in July 2014, coupled with Aho's Horn Concerto. The disc in question is a so-called hybrid, playable on all standard CD and SACD players, providing the possibility of hearing the music in 5.0 surround sound. Both works are also available as high quality downloads from eClassical.com and leading downloading and streaming providers.

    Produced by BIS Records and Carolina Eyck, this video clip was directed by Carolina Eyck and Oliver Krause. Camera, sound and postproduction by Oliver Krause.

  • Aho - Minea

    21:11

    KALEVI AHO (Forssa, 1949):
    Minea (2008)

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  • Kalevi Aho: Symphony No 6 Panula-Finnish RSO

    34:29

    Kalevi Aho: Symphony No 6 [Jorma Panula-Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra].

  • Kalevi Aho - Cello Concerto - II. Tranquillo assai - Cadenza - Presto leggierissimo

    15:38

  • Bram van Sambeek - Kalevi Aho/ from: Bassoonconcerto – cadens (live @Bimhuis Amsterdam

    3:29

    full episode:
    Bassoonplayer Bram van Sambeek performs from Bassoon concerto - Cadens, composed by Kalevi Aho


    Broadcast may 29th 10.30 am (GMT +1) NPO1
    More on:
    This video was recorded in Bimhuis Amsterdam.
    VPRO Vrije Geluiden is a music program made by the Dutch public broadcast organisation VPRO

  • Kalevi Aho - Quintet for bassoon and strings

    1:56

    Fragment of a live performance of the bassoonquintet by Bram van Sambeek (bassoon) and the Tempera quartet.

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  • Mvt 1 | Kalevi Aho | Quintet for Flute, Oboe and String Trio

    6:30

    Performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 4, 2010 | Jesse Tatum, flute | Melissa Pena, oboe | Ikuko Kanda, viola | David Felberg, violin | James Holland, cello

  • Ben Goldscheider plays Kalevi Aho-Solo X

    7:57

    This video is about Kalevi Aho-Solo X

  • Elim Chan and Martin Grubinger on Kalevi Ahos Sieidi

    3:20

    Most-talented percussionist of our time Martin Grubinger demonstrating how to set the ritual mood in the concert hall. The percussion concerto composed by a Finnish composer Kalevi Aho is also the most performed Finnish work other than Sibelius' Finlandia.
    Thank you very much Elim Chan and Martin Grubinger for walking us through this challenging work!

  • Eric Schultz performs Kalevi Aho, Clarinet Concerto

    27:47

    Recital at Stony Brook University
    This is the first time Kalevi Aho's brilliant concerto for clarinet has been performed with piano.

  • Kalevi Ahos Minea / Lahti Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä

    4:21

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    Thu 3.2.2011 at 19 Sibelius Hall
    SYMPHONY CONCERT
    Osmo Vänskä, conductor
    Jaakko Kuusisto, violin

    Aho: Minea
    Nielsen: Violin Concerto
    Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3

    Kalevi Aho's Minea was a commission for the Minnesota Orchestra and a great success with critics and audience alike at its premiere in November 2009. The soloist in the Violin Concerto by Danish Carl Nielsen completed exactly 100 years ago (in 1911) is the LSO's own leader, Jaakko Kuusisto. The LSO's Conductor Laureate Osmo Vänskä is back for the first time since his Chief Conductor days in a performance of the Symphony No. 3 by Serge Rachmaninov, reckoned to be that composer's most Russian.

  • Martin Fröst, Kalevi Aho Clarinet Concerto

    8:34

    Video profile of Aho's Clarinet Concerto, produced by Borletti-Buitoni Trust in 2005 before a note had been written. The film introduces soloist Martin Fröst and composer Kalevi Aho, their work to date and the possibilities for their collaboration. The work was commissioned for Martin Fröst by BBT and premiered in 2006, followed by an acclaimed recording with Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä on BIS.

  • lahti 190516 Kalevi Aho Sieidi preview

    2:07

  • lahti 190404 Kalevi Aho Symphony No 17 preview

    2:07

  • Singing Swans

    2:18:19

    Programme
    Nelson Steampunk Blizzard 7 min
    Aho Sieidi, concerto for solo percussion and orchestra 36 min
    Intermission25 min
    Sibelius Symphony No 5 31 min

    Participants
    Gothenburg Symphony
    Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
    Martin Grubinger percussion

    Sibelius’ fifth symphony is one of his most popular, even though it was created under dramatic circumstances, during the First World War.
    Worry about the war, creative angst, and a troublesome private life – booze, tobacco, debt – placed obstacles in the way. In spite of all this, it became a wondrously beautiful creation, inspired by the singing swans in the Finnish archipelago.

    Percussionist Martin Grubinger is a celebrated star in Europe, an artist that people come from far and wide to experience. He is now going to tour Germany with the Gothenburg Symphony, and there will of course be concerts in Gothenburg as well. With something very exciting on the programme: Kalevi Aho’s percussion concerto Sieidi.

  • Piet Van Bockstal playing Kalevi Aho s Oboe Concerto

    4:59

    Thu 30.9.2010 at 19 Sibelius Hall
    SYMPHONY CONCERT
    Martyn Brabbins, conductor
    Piet Van Bockstal, oboe

    Aho: Oboe Concerto

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  • Musica Kalevi Aho 2018

    2:02

    Musica Kalevi Aho 29.6 - 30.6.2018



    Forssassa kolmannen kerran soivan Musica Kalevi Aho -kamarimusiikkifestivaalin pääesiintyjä on maailmankuulu Berliinin filharmonikkojen puhallinkvintetti. Tämä legendaarinen kvintetti konsertoi nyt ensi kertaa Suomessa. Avauspäivänä perjantaina 29.6. saa kantaesityksensä Ahon heille vastikään säveltämä teos Berliner Bagatelle. Lauantaisessa pääkonsertissa kuullaan Ahon molemmat puhallinkvintetot ja Mozartia.

    Festivaalin suomalaisnimet ovat harmonikkataiteilija Heidi Luosujärvi, viulistit Minna Pensola ja Antti Tikkanen sekä käyrätorvitaiteilija Annu Salminen. He esittävät konserteissaan huippuvirtuoosisen ohjelman, kuten Ahon harmonikkasonaatit ja In memoriam Per Henrik Nordgren viululle sekä Johann Sebastian Bachin Partitan nro. 3 sooloviululle. Lisäksi Annu Salminen kantaesittää Ahon teoksen Solo X käyrätorvelle.

    Konserttipaikkoina toimivat Waldemar Aspelinin suunnittelema vuonna 1903 valmistunut Villaforss ja vastikään maan kauneimmaksi työväentaloksi valitun Forssan työväentalon Musiikkisali.

    Video: Samuli Vienola / Vimugraphy

  • Kalevi Aho

    34:12

    Kalevi Aho Kvintetto alttosaksofonille, fagotille, alttoviululle, sellolle ja kontrabassolle (1994). Dedicated to Jeremy Parsons (28.2.1951-2.12.1994) Score and parts published by Fennica Gehrman.

    Zachary Stern, alto saxophone; Ryan Reynolds, bassoon; Amy Pikler, viola; Danny Poceta, cello; Kohei Yamaguchi, double bass.

    Recorded live at the Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

  • Mvt 2 | Kalevi Aho | Quintet for Flute, Oboe and String Trio

    13:58

    Performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 4, 2010 | Jesse Tatum, flute | Melissa Pena, oboe | Ikuko Kanda, viola | David Felberg, violin | James Holland, cello

  • Kalevi Aho: Quartet for flute, saxphone, guitar and percussion

    20:39

  • Eric Schultz, clarinet: Concerto

    29:15

    Eric Schultz, clarinet; Amalia Rinehart, piano. Final DMA recital April 30, 2018. Recital Hall, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University.

  • Kalevi Aho: Symphony No. 16 - Virpi Räisänen, FRSO

    11:05

    Kalevi Aho (b. 1949): Symphony No. 16 (2015)
    Gertrud Kolmar, poem
    Virpi Räisänen, mezzosoprano
    Hannu Lintu, conductor
    Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Helsinki Music Centre, 3 September 2015

  • Kalevi Aho: Sonata 2 Black Birds

    18:49

    Manca Dornik, accordion
    Bachelor exam concert
    Helsinki, Musiikkitalo, 8.5.2018

  • Sieidi Percussion Concerto by Kalevi Aho

    2:19

    Álvaro Cortez

    Prize winner of Jeju International Competition
    Prize winner of Universal Marimba Competition

  • Presto from Solo III by Kalevi Aho - Adrian Sanborn, flute

    4:52

    Presto from Solo III by Kalevi Aho
    Adrian Sanborn, flute
    Recorded January 26th, 2014 at the finals of the 34th Annual James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition

  • Kalevi Aho Sieidi with Martin Grubinger

    9:12

    Martin Grubinger perform Kalevi Aho's Sieidi

  • Kalevi Aho: Saxophone Concerto 1st Movement

    5:18

    Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo (Classical Saxophonist) performs Kalevi Aho's Saxophone Concerto (1st mov.) in St Petersburg (Russia) with the Russian National Library Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sasha Mäkilä. May 2005.

  • Kalevi Aho: Pergamon

    11:14

    Vänskä, Lahden kaupunginorkesteri

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