Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kuhmo International Chamber Music Festival, 2010


 Performer and Program Details of the

2010 Kuhmo International Chamber Music Festival 

AN UPDATE: The 2010 festival is over, and I have posted our wonderful 
experiences over the two week period at Kuhmo Festival in July - click here for 
the summary post, which has links to individual chronological daily posts.

I'm so excited! The full program of next July's Kuhmo program 
(www.kuhmofestival.fi) is out now. We're so lucky to be able to go Finland for a 
month then, during our (mild) Australian winter; the highlight would be this 
extraordinary music festival 'in the middle of nowhere' (no offence to you, dear 
Kuhmosiders). Kuhmo is a smallish town in central-north Finland at the Russian 
border, which comes alive every July (and it's been doing it for some 40 years 
now) for this classical music festival rated one of best festivals of its kind in the 
world. Last year about 40,000 tickets were sold for the some 70 first class 
concerts over the two July weeks.

Photo: Caj Bremer, Kuhmo Festival

We'll be staying in a little lakeside cottage that we booked six months ago. It's 
about a 40 minutes drive from Kuhmo, which is fine, since we'll literally be in the 
middle of nowhere - which is one of the major attractions for us, after music.

Photo: Caj Bremer, Kuhmo Festival

The featured composers this year are the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho...

...for the first week; she's one of the most respected contemporary composers in 
the world (now based in Paris), and for the second week, the venerable Krzysztof 

And, both of them will be present!!!  All the attributed people (as in musicians 
and other performers) are listed below (I'd love to include all the composers and 
their pieces as well, but it's just too much for now, see the website for the 
concert details, if you wish).  Just letting you know at this stage that the festival 
will start with a children's Chamber Opera by Benjamin Britten: The Little 

The photos below are taken from Kuhmo Festival website, cropped from Stefan 
Bremer's images of participants at last year's 2009 festival taking part this year.


Konstantin Bogino

Khatia Buniatishvili

Roope Gröndahl

Paavali Jumppanen

Heini Kärkkäinen **

Matilda Kärkkäinen

Mikael Kemppainen

Junio Kimanen

Natacha Kudritskaya*

Juhani Lagerspetz

Laura Mikkola **

Iiro Rantala **

Valeria Resjan

Bart van de Roer

Andrea Rucli

Ashley Wass **

Irina Zahharenkova **


Francesco Pedrini

Carsten Schmidt

Irina Zahharenkova


Eva Bindere **

Constantin Bogdanas **

Levon Chilingirian **

Ilya Gringolts **

Siljamari Heikinheimo*   **

Olivia Hughes **

Gidon Kremer **

Pekka Kuusisto

Mihaela Martin **

Priya Mitchell

Vasile Pantir

Minna Pensola

Carole Petitdemange **

Stephan Picard **

Svetlin Roussev **

Daniel Rowland **

Hagai Shaham

Florin Szigeti

Vanessa Szigeti*

Antti Tikkanen

Wouter Vossen

Elina Vähälä

Mi-Sa Yang*

Dan Zhu*


Aurelie Deschamps*

Caroline Donin **

Yuval Gotlibovich

Daniil Grishin **

Nobuko Imai **

Atte Kilpeläinen **

Lilli Maijala*

Vladimir Mendelssohn

Susie Meszaros **

Thomas Riebl

Hartmut Rohde **

Dalia Stasevska*  **

Ula Uliona


David Cohen

Philip De Groote **

Giedre Dirvanauskaite **

Tomas Djupsjöbacka

Dorel Fodoreanu

Alexander Gebert **

David Geringas **

Frans Helmerson **

Trey Lee **

Tuomas Lehto*

Jens-Peter Maintz **

Joëlle Martinez (photo Arto Tulima, Kuhmo Festival)

Joona Pulkkinen*  **

Martti Rousi

Marc Vossen


James Wilson **


Jordi Savall **


Niek de Groot **

Vera Lindroos* Photo: Arto Tulima (Kuhmo Festival)

Danielis Rubinas **

Odile Simon


Andras Adorjan **

Kazunori Seo **

Janne Thomsen


Blanca Gleisner*

Joris van den Hauwe


Michel Lethiec

Christoffer Sundqvist


Jaakko Luoma **


Hervé Joulain

Esa Tapani **


Pasi Pirinen


Valtteri Malmivirta **


Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo **


Alberto Mesirca*


Jukka-Pekka Kuusela

Arto Tarkkonen


Henrik Sandås **


Tim Ferchen

Tuija-Maija Nurminen

Andrei Pushkarev **


Valerie Hartmann-Claverie **


Céline Grangey

Haruka Ogawa

Bruno Perrault

Augustin Viard


Martin Alvarado **

Daniel Bonilla-Torres **

Robert Expert **

Salomé Haller **

Shigeto Hata

Tuomas Katajala **

Angelika Klas **

Jeni Packalén **

Lionel Peintre

Nicholas Söderlund **

Kuhmolaisia lapsia ja nuoria


Tiina Lindfors


Jukka-Pekka Kuusela **

Carsten Schmidt

Dalia Stasevska **


Ardeo Quartet  Photo: Jaakko Kilpiäinen Kuhmo Festival

Chilingirian Quartet **

Danel Quartet

Enescu Quartet  Photo: Jaakko Kilpiäinen Kuhmo Festival


Michelangelo Quartet **

Quadrion **


Kremerata Baltica **

Storioni Trio


Harry Hallbreich

Sinikka Vuola


Sebastian Fagerlund **

Krzysztof Penderecki

Kaija Saariaho


Anja Erämaja

Marianna Kurtto

Jarno Lindemark

Aki Salmela

Heli Slunga

Saila Susiluoto

* In the 'young chamber musicians' program
** not a Bremer photo

So, it'll be two weeks of great music performed by the finest musicians in the 
world, pine forests, rowing in the lake, barbecues, mosquitos, sauna, fishing, 
white nights, sunsets, log cabin, friendly locals amongst the numerous 
international lovers of music, blue- and other berries, Karelian pies, mushrooms, 
etc., etc.

I'm so excited, and I'm sure you can see now why!

"Kuhmo begins with opera

The Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival begins on Sunday July 11 with the opera The Little Sweep by Benjamin 

Britten. Monday will focus on summer sounds, come rain or shine. It will also introduce the main theme for the 
first week of the festival, the music of Kaija Saariaho. Tuesday will visit various gardens and end in nocturnal 
mood. Wednesday, dedicated to dynasties, will begin with music by the Bach family, including that of a distant 
relative, P.D.Q. Bach. The evening will pass in the company of the Mendelssohns and Schumanns and a 

performance of the seldom-heard Piano Concerto by Clara arranged by Robert Schumann.

Thursday looks at queens of different heavens, femmes fatales from the Lorelei to Salome and to Maria of 

Buenos Aires in the opera by Astor Piazzolla. On Thursday as well, audiences can meet Kaija Saariaho and hear 
her talk about her works. Friday will head for Vienna, calling on Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven on the way to a 
great Schubertiade in the evening. The themes of the five Saturday concerts are mythical characters from 
Orpheus to the devil and the day will end with music from either side of the Iron Curtain. Waltzes and courtly 
dances played by Jordi Savall will be the order of the day on Sunday, in moods ranging from gypsy music to 


Festival ends with Kremer

The second Kuhmo week begins with music on a water theme (Mare nostrum) and a rare experience – 

Messiaen performed on six ondes Martenot. The opera scheduled for Monday is The Emperor of Atlantis, a 20th 
century masterpiece composed by Viktor Ullmann. Tuesday is reserved for classics, but Pekka Kuusisto and Iiro 
Rantala will have a free hand in the evening for building their programme. On Wednesday Beethoven and 
Gubaidulina will meet Schubert and Prokofiev. Rounding off the day will be music by the festival’s eagerly-

awaited guest composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

Thursday has been set aside for Chopin and Russian composers. Friday will begin with Mozart, continue with 

Beethoven and end with a long concert retracing Zito the magician’s flights over the Check Point Charlie. 
Saturday July 24 will offer six concerts, and the final notes of the 2010 Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival will be 

played by Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica in a violin version of Schumann’s Cello Concerto.

Two premieres

Premieres have always been an essential part of the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, and this year there are 

two. The Trio for clarinet, cello and piano by Sebastian Fagerlund, jointly commissioned by Ondine Oy and the 
Kuhmo Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, will get its first hearing on July 24. Last year a number of works that 
had won prizes in the international composition competition were heard at Kuhmo. This year the competition 
harvest will include the string sextet Pine Tree, Dreaming by Matthew Whittall, to be premiered on July 12, and 
the Trio for clarinet, cello and piano entitled Three poems from the Afterworld by Jouko Tötterström, on July 17. 
There will be Kuhmo, if not Finnish, first performances of the Mozart Oboe Quintet and Beethoven Flute Quintet 
as well as many other seldom-heard scores by composers ranging from Bach to Sciarrino."


An Update: here's the complete program as of April 2010:


SUNDAY 11.7.

1 18.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre €19.50/14

Benjamin Britten (1913–1976):
The Little Sweep, Op. 45
Haller, Packalén, Katajala, Söderlund, young people from Kuhmo, Mikkola, Rucli, F. Szigeti, V. Szigeti, Deschamps, Lehto, Ferchen, Stasevska


MONDAY 12.7.

Summer Sounds

2 11.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre €19.50/14

Summer Music

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809):
String Quartet in B flat, Op. 76/4 "Sunrise" 
Ardeo Quartet

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904):
Silent Woods, Op. 68 No. 5 for Cello and Piano 
Rousi, Mikkola

Franz Schubert (1797–1828):
Introduction and Variations (on Trockne Blumen from Die schöne Müllerin) in E minor, D 802 for Flute and Piano 
Adorjan, Resjan


Kaija Saariaho (1952–):
Terra Memoria for String Quartet 
Ardeo Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827):
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "Tempest" 

Johann Strauss (1825–1899):
Polka Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 
Mitchell, Maijala, Lehto, H. Kärkkäinen, Seo, Sundqvist, Ferchen, Nurminen

3 14.00 Kontio School €23.50/15.50

The Miraculous Summer 1786
W.A. Mozart (1756–1791):
Piano Quartet in E flat, K. 493
Jumppanen, Vähälä, Rohde, Pulkkinen
Rondo No. 2 in F, K. 494 for Piano 
Piano Trio in G, K. 496 
Gringolts, Gebert, Wass


Sonata in F, K. 497 for Piano Four Hands 
Gröndahl, Zahharenkova
Trio in E flat, K. 498 for Clarinet, Viola and Piano "Kegelstatt" 
Sundqvist, Riebl, Lagerspetz


Andante and Variations in G, K. 501 for Piano four Hands 
H. Kärkkäinen, Kudritskaya
String Quartet in D, K. 499 "Hoffmeister" 
Ardeo Quartet

4 19.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre €19.50/14

Some Aspects of Summer

Kaija Saariaho (1952–):
Vent nocturne for Viola and Electronics 

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897):
Regenlied, Op. 59/3 
Packalén, Rucli

Jean Sibelius (1865–1957):
Drops of Water for Violin and Cello 
Heikinheimo, Pulkkinen

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897):
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 78 "Regenlied Sonata" 
Vähälä, Jumppanen


Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849):
Prelude in D flat, Op. 28 No. 15 for Piano "Raindrops" 

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937):
Jeux d'eau for Piano 

Hanns Eisler (1898–1962):
14 Arten, den Regen zu beschreiben, Op. 70 (The silent film Regen (1929) by Joris Ivens will be shown during the performance) 
Adorjan, Sundqvist, Heikinheimo, Mendelssohn, Djupsjöbacka, Lagerspetz, Stasevska

5 21.15 Kontio School €14.50/10.50

Summer Time

György Kurtág (1926–):
Die Menschen sind Blumen for Viola and Double Bass 
Mendelssohn, de Groot

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1942):
I Crisantemi, Elegy for String Quartet
V. Szigeti, Yang, Deschamps, Gebert

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893):
June, July and August from the suite The Seasons, Op. 37b (arr. for Piano Trio)
Rowland, Gebert, Bogino

Matthew Whittall (1975–):
Pine Tree, Dreaming (premiere, one of the fruits of our composition competition 2009)
Enescu Quartet, Deschamps, Pulkkinen

Johann Strauss (1825–1899)-Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951):
Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388 for String Quartet, Harmonium and Piano
Vähälä, Bogdanas, Mendelssohn, Gebert, Zahharenkova, Schmidt

George Gershwin (1898–1937):
Encore: Summertime from Porgy and Bess 
Schmidt, Zahharenkova, Ferchen



The Secrets of the Garden

6 11.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre €14.50/10.50

Variations or the Tree of Continuity

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809):
Baryton Trio in D, HXI 113 
Geringas, Rohde, Maintz

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897):
Variations on a Theme by J. Haydn, Op. 56b for two Pianos 
Resjan, Wass
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60
Gringolts, Rohde, Rousi, Gröndahl

7 13.30 Kontio School €23.50/15.50

The Secret Garden of Bartók

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897):
Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 
Rowland, Mendelssohn, Cohen, H. Kärkkäinen


Hungarian Folk Music
Pantir, Tarkkonen

Richard Strauss (1864–1949):
Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13
Vähälä, Riebl, Rousi, Resjan


The magic tree of classical music grew for 40,000 years, providing the sweet and – also – the bitter fruits of its own evolution. From the branches of antiquity the Renaissance was born. From the backstage shadows the harpsichordist has metamorphosed into the front stage conductor. From the knight’s castle hall chamber music has come (down) to the big symphony hall. From the subconscious love-hate relation with R. Strauss and gipsy music the unshakable values of Bartók have issued forth. His Quintet contains all the keys to the doors of his future secret gardens, and all the makings of an excessive, passionately post-Romantic and courageously beautiful piece of music.

Béla Bartók (1881–1945):
Piano Quintet, BB 33 
Lagerspetz, Danel Quartet

8 18.00 Kuhmo Church €14.50/10.50

Shostakovich and the Great Gardener

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975):
String Quartet No. 6 in G, Op. 101 
Danel Quartet

Stalin, the great gardener of the soul, was gone, but his shadow was still in the air. Tikhon Khrennikov, the boss of the USSR composers’ union and one of his worthy acolytes was around to make everything impossible but very important. He had some encouraging words for young Alfred Schnittke, protégé of Shostakovich. “He lacks all talent for writing music and should not compose.”

Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998):
Prelude in Memoriam Dmitry Shostakovich for two Violins 
Gringolts, Yang

Dmitry Shostakovich:
String Quartet No. 10 in A flat, Op. 118 
Danel Quartet

9 20.15 Kuhmo Arts Centre €23.50/15.50

Gardens at Nightfall

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809):
Divertimento in D, Hob. IV:6 (arr. from Il mondo della luna)
Thomsen, Rowland, Fodoreanu

W.A. Mozart (1756–1791):
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525 for Strings 
Mitchell, Rowland, Riebl, Pulkkinen, Simon

Kaija Saariaho (1952–):
Oi kuu for Bass Clarinet and Cello 
Sundqvist, Pulkkinen

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827):
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" 


Claude Debussy (1862–1918):
Cloches à travers les feuilles, L. 111/1 for Piano
Clair de lune (arr. for Violin and Piano by J. Heifetz)
V. Szigeti, Zahharenkova
La sérénade interrompue, L. 117/9 for Piano

Kaija Saariaho:
Serenatas for Piano, Cello and Percussion 
Lagerspetz, Cohen, Ferchen

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Serenade in D, Op. 25 for Flute, Violin and Viola 
Thomsen, Rowland, Riebl


Franz Schubert (1797–1828):
Piano Trio in E flat, D 897 "Notturno" 
Vähälä, Cohen, Zahharenkova

Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951):
Die Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 for String Sextet 
Meta4, Maijala, Gebert

The Friend in this concert and of Finnish chamber music in Kuhmo is VTT.



10 11.30 Kuhmo Church €19.50/14

The Bach Family

Johann Christoph Bach (1642–1703):
Chaconne from the cantata Meine Freundin, du bist schön 
Haller, Gringolts, Rohde, Donin, Maijala, Wilson, Schmidt

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710–1784):
Pieces for Clock Organ

J.S. Bach (1685–1750):
Suite No. 1 in G, BWV 1007 for Solo Cello 


C.Ph.E. Bach (1714–1788):
Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, H 75.5

J.S. Bach:
Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008 for Solo Cello 

J.C. Bach (1735-1782) - W.A. Mozart (1756–1791):
Piano Concerto in D, K. 107/1 
Wass, Hughes, Petitdemange, Lehto, Lindroos

P.D.Q. Bach (1807–1742):
Encore: Aria from the Sonata for Viola Four Hands and Harpsichord, S. 440
Bogino, Vähälä, Deschamps, Schmidt

11 15.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre €19.50/14


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809):
Baryton Duet in D, Hob. X:11 
Baryton Duet in D, Hob. XII:3+5 
Geringas, Maintz
Baryton Trio in D, H. 11/97 
Geringas, Rohde, Maintz


Johann Michael Haydn (1737–1806):
Little Organ Pieces for Organ

Joseph Haydn:
Piano Trio No. 25 in C, Hob. XV: 27
Yang, Lehto, Kudritskaya

12 18.00 Kontio School €19.50/14

The Mendelssohns

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847):
Lied ohne Worte in D, Op. 109 for Cello and Piano 
Rousi, M. Kärkkäinen

Fanny Mendelssohn (1805–1847):
Das Jahr for Piano

Arnold Mendelssohn (1855–1933):
Violin Sonata in C, Op. 71, 1st movement
Mikkola, Yang

Alfred Mendelssohn (1910–1966):
String Quartet No. 8 

Felix Mendelssohn:
String Octet in E flat, Op. 20 
Shaham, Tikkanen, Heikinheimo, Pensola, Kilpeläinen, Stasevska, Lee, Djupsjöbacka

13 21.15 Kuhmo Arts Centre €19.50/14

J.S. Bach (1685–1750):
Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009 for Solo Cello (arr. for Cello and Piano by R. Schumann)
Maintz, Zahharenkova

Robert Schumann (1810–1856):
Three Romances, Op. 94 for Clarinet and Piano 
Sundqvist, Mikkola

Clara Schumann (1819–1896):
Piano Concerto No. 1 in A, Op. 7 (arr. for Piano and String Quintet by R. Schumann)
Kudritskaya, V. Szigeti, Yang, Mendelssohn, Djupsjöbacka, Simon


Robert Schumann:
Piano Quintet in E flat, Op. 44
Resjan, Gringolts, V. Szigeti, Riebl, Rousi



Queens of Different Heavens

14 11.00 Kontio School €19.50/14

Ravi Shankar (1920–):
L'aube Enchantée on the Raga Todi for Flute and Guitar
Seo, Mesirca

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873–1943):
Söderlund, Bogino

Max Bruch (1838–1920):
Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 for Cello and Piano
Rousi, Kudritskaya


Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904):
Biblical Songs, Op. 99
Söderlund, Gröndahl

Arvo Pärt (1935–):
Stabat Mater 
Hata, Expert, Katajala, F. Szigeti, Gotlibovich, Cohen

15 14.30 Kuhmo Church €14.50/10.50

Ladies in White

Franz Schubert (1797–1828):
Des Mädchens Klage
Hata, Wass

Silvia Colasanti (1975–):
To Muddy Death. Ophelia 
Adorjan, Sundqvist, Yang, Lehto, Rucli, Ferchen, Nurminen

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847):
Des Mädchens Klage 
Hata, Wass

Franz Schubert:
String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 "Der Tod und das Mädchen"

16 16.30 Kontio School €5

Meet Kaija Saariaho
Kaija Saariaho talks about composing and her compositions and invites questions from the audience.

Kaija Saariaho (1952–):
Il pleut for Soprano and Piano
Haller, M. Kärkkäinen
Je sens un deuxième coeur, mov. V for Viola, Cello and Piano 
Mendelssohn, Pulkkinen, Rucli
Ballade for Solo Piano

17 19.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre €14.50/10.50

Femmes Fatales

Johann Strauss (1825–1899):
Fata Morgana, Op. 330
Vähälä, Zhu, Rohde, Pulkkinen, Jumppanen, Simon

Franz Liszt (1811–1886):
Die Loreley, S. 532 

Georges Bizet (1838–1875):
Carmen Fantasy (arr. for four Violins and Double Bass by J. Milone)
Rowland, Mitchell, V. Szigeti, Bogdanas, de Groot

Richard Strauss (1864–1949):
Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome
Kuusisto, Mikkola

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937):
La flûte enchantée, from the suite "Shéhérazade" for Voice, Flute and Piano 
Haller, Thomsen, Gröndahl

Kaija Saariaho (1952–):
Nymphea (Jardin secret III) for String Quartet and Live Electronics

The Friend of this concert is Kainuun Puhelinosuuskunta.

18 21.30 Kuhmo Arts Centre €19.50/14

The Other Maria (& Co)

Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992):
Maria de Buenos Aires 
Bonilla-Torres, Klas, Alvarado, Packalén,  Torikka, Expert, Seo, Mesirca, Sandås, Ferchen, Nurminen, H. Kärkkäinen, Rowland, V. Szigeti, Mendelssohn, Lee, Simon, Kuusela

There will be one intermission.


FRIDAY 16.7.


19 11.00 Kuhmo Church €14.50/10.50

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809):
Notturno No. 6 in G, Hob. II:30 "The King of Naples" 
Seo, Gleisner, Joulain, Tapani, Roussev, Zhu, Gotlibovich, Deschamps, Lee, Lindroos
Pieces for Clock Organ, Hob. XIX 27-32 

Claude Debussy (1862–1918):
Hommage à Haydn, L. 115 (1909)

Paul Dukas (1865–1935):
Prélude élégique sur le nom de Haydn (1909)

Reynaldo Hahn (1875–1947):
Thème varié sur le nom de Haydn (1909)

Vincent d'Indy (1851–1931):
Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn, Op. 65 (1909)

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937):
Menuet sur le nom de Haydn (1909)

Joseph Haydn:
Notturno No. 1 in C Hob. II:25 "The King of Naples" 
Seo, Gleisner, Joulain, Tapani, Roussev, Zhu, Gotlibovich, Deschamps, Lee, Lindroos

20 13.30 Kuhmo Arts Centre €14.50/10.50

W.A. Mozart (1756–1791):
String Quintet in B flat, K. 174 
Ardeo Quartet, Riebl
String Quintet in G minor, K. 516 
Danel Quartet, Gotlibovich

21 15.00 Kontio School €14.50/10.50

Viennese Frivolity

Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826):
Minuet for Flute, Guitar and Viola
Adorjan, Mesirca, Riebl

Franz Schubert (1797–1828):
Notturno, D 96 for Flute, Viola, Cello and Guitar 
Adorjan, Riebl, Pulkkinen, Mesirca

Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951):
Cabaret Songs 
Haller, Wass

Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962):
Music for Violin and Piano
Zhu, Rucli

22 17.00 Kontio School €14.50/10.50

Vienna under Siege

Nicolò Paganini (1782–1840):
Sonata Napoleone in E flat 
Zhu, M. Kärkkäinen

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827):
Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 55 "Eroica” (arr. for Piano Quartet by F. Ries)
Roussev, Rohde, Martinez, H. Kärkkäinen

23 19.30 Kuhmo Arts Centre €14.50/10.50

The Last Viennese Composer

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897):
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 
Shaham, Lagerspetz
String Quintet No. 2 in G, Op. 111 
Meta4, Mendelssohn

The Friend of this concert is the S-Group.

24 21.30 Kuhmo Arts Centre €30/20


Franz Schubert (1797–1828):
String Quartet No. 15 in G, D 887 


String Trio in B flat, D 581
Shaham, Gotlibovich, Cohen

Adagio and Rondo concertante in F, D 487 for Piano Quartet 
Vähälä, Maijala, Pulkkinen, Resjan

John Harbison (1938–):
November 19, 1828 for Piano Quartet 
Kuusisto, Maijala, Lee, Mikkola

A work based on Schubert fragments including the fugue he did not finish when studying with Zechter in the last three weeks of his life. He wanted to know as much as Beethoven, to equal him (to say the least). He only managed to be a genius.


Franz Schubert:
String Quintet in C, D 956 
Meta4, Rousi

This concert is sponsored by UPM.



A Festival of Two Worlds

25 11.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre €14.50/10.50

“Heaven wouldn't be what it is if one couldn't hear my husband’s music.”
Anna Magdalena Bach
J.S. Bach (1685–1750):
Suite No. 4 in E flat, BWV 1010 for Solo Cello 
Trio Sonata in D minor, BWV 1036
Seo, Gleisner, Luoma, Zahharenkova
Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 for Solo Cello 

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W.A. Mozart (1756–1791):
String Quintet in D, K. 593
Meta4, Mendelssohn

Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581
Sundqvist, Danel Quartet

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Myth and Temptation

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643):
Toccata, Sinfonias and Moresca from Orfeo, SV 318 
Pirinen, Rönkä, Ardeo Quartet, Simon, Pedrini, Nurminen

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787):
Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus and Eurydice
Thomsen, Mitchell, Bogdanas, Stasevska, Wilson, Zahharenkova

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809):
Baryton Trio in A, Hob XI:5 (Aria Che faró senza Euridicé from Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice)
Geringas, Mendelssohn, Maintz

Philip Glass (1937–):
The Orphée Suite for Piano (transcribed by P. Barnes) 
Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880):
Encore: Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld 
Kuusisto, H. Kärkkäinen

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A Festival of Two Worlds

The lowest circle of Hell. Contrary to prevailing opinion, it is inhabited neither by 
despots nor by matricides, not even by those who go after the bodies of others. 
It is a refuge for artists, full of mirrors, musical instruments and pictures. At first 
glance this is the most luxurious infernal department, without tar, fire or physical 
torture. Throughout the year competitions, festivals, concerts are held there. 
There is no climax in the season. The climax is permanent and almost absolute. 
Every few month new trends come into being and nothing, it appears, is capable 
of stopping the triumphant march of the avant-garde. Belzebub loves art. He 
boasts that even his choruses, his poets and his painters are nearly superior to 
those of heaven. He who has better art has better government - that's clear. 
Soon they will be able to measure their strength against one another in the 
Festival of the Two Worlds. And then we will see what remains of Dante, Fra 
Angelico and Bach. Belzebub supports the arts. He provides his artists with calm, 
good board and lodging and absolute freedom from the hellish life. Zbigniew 

Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770):
Violin Sonata in G minor "Devil’s Trill" 
Shaham, Jumppanen

François Couperin (1668–1733):
Dance du diable for Harpsichord

Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805):
Symphony in D minor, G. 506 "La casa del diavolo"
Seo, Gleisner, Tapani, Joulain, Ardeo Quartet, Lindroos, Schmidt


Jouko Tötterström (1956–):
Three Poems from the Afterworld for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Lethiec, Lehto, Mikkola

Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849):
Grand Duo in E, on themes from Mayerbeer's Robert le Diable for Cello and Piano
Rousi, Lagerspetz

Alexandr Skryabin (1872–1915):
Poème satanique in C, Op. 36 for Piano 
H. Kärkkäinen

Franz Liszt (1811–1886):
Mefisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514 for Piano "The Dance at the Village Inn"

Johann Strauss (1825–1899):
Lucifer Polka, Op. 266 
Kuusisto, Yang, Maijala, Pulkkinen, Simon, Gröndahl, Malmivirta

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The Iron Curtain between God, Communism and the Voice of America

Anatolijus Senderovas (1945–):
David's Song for Cello and String Quartet
Geringas, Ardeo Quartet

Serban Nichifor (1954–):
String Quartet
Enescu Quartet

György Ligeti (1923–2006):
Sonata for Violoncello Solo


Gems of the Proletkult

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685–1759):
Suite in D minor for Harpsichord

Handel’s image of a religious mystic detached from the class struggle is part of 
the capitalist mystification intended to cut off the working people from their 
cultural inheritance and to make their exploitation easier. His choruses 
represented the people suffering, fighting and triumphing, and his dances were 
used to combat the Pietist devoutness of his feudal oppressors by showing that 
his art belonged to the people.

Aufgaben und Ziele unserer Händelpflege
SED Hauptabteilung Kulturelle Beziehungen - Ministerium für Kultur 27/2 1958

Die Partei hat immer recht
Katajala, Packalén, Kuusela, Lethiec, de Groot, Ferchen, Nurminen

The liberal bourgeoisie saw Bach exclusively as a church musician; every artistic 
connection with the struggle of the simple people present in his suites, his 
concertos, even his profane cantatas was covered up. In the period of 
imperialism, the bourgeoisie promoted Bach as a cosmopolitan church formalist 
musician devoid of content. The SED (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands) is 
right in exposing the falsified aspect of German culture in the “Americanised” 
West. Art for the masses has been replaced by erotic magazines, cops and 
robbers novels, and films in which the mentally ill and gangsters appear as 
heroes. If composers there do not write Boogie-woogie rhythms or abrasive neo-
fascist marches, they vegetate in poverty. In the Bach Year, 1950, we will defend 
our national culture against all destructive and divisive efforts of American 

Stellungsnahme des Parteivorstandes der SED zum Bach Jahr
Anlage nr 4 zum Potokoll Nr 76 vom 13 März 1950

J.S. Bach (1685–1750):
Coffee Cantata, BWV 211 
Hata, Katajala, Torikka, Seo, Roussev, V. Szigeti, Stasevska, Luoma, Lindroos, Schmidt

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827):
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" 


Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978):
We Live in an Enviable Time
Haller, Rucli
Louis Armstrong:
What a Wonderful World
Torikka, Lethiec, Malmivirta, M. Kärkkäinen, de Groot, Ferchen, Nurminen

Contrary to the prevailing belief, the Louis Armstrong masterpiece is not by Louis 
Armstrong. The two fathers of the “Wonderful World” were Bob Thiele and 
George David Weiss. Armstrong merely protected them from the hellish life and 
consequences of being famous.

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975):
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Danel Quartet

Shostakovich, in a reply to an American music critic:
I want you to know, Mr. Taubman (music critic on the New York Times), that we 
in the USSR are used to greater freedom than people in any of the bourgeois 
countries: freedom from exploiters, from bribery, from bourgeois publishers, etc. 
I can assure you, Mr. Taubman, that I've always heeded the voice of public 
opinion, so vital to me in my creative work.

March of the Soviet Militia, Op. 139
Thomsen, Rönkä, Lethiec, Luoma, Tapani, M. Kärkkäinen, Kemppainen, Ferchen, Nurminen

Louis Armstrong: 
When the Saints Go Marching in (trad.)
Torikka, Lethiec, Pirinen, Malmivirta, Bogino, de Groot

The Partner of this concert is the OP-Pohjola Group.


SUNDAY 18.7.

Dances and Contradances

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W.A. Mozart (1756–1791):
Five Contradances, K. 609 
Seo, Rowland, Mitchell, Lindroos, Nurminen

Franz Schubert (1797–1828):
Five German Dances and Seven Trios, D 90 
Danel Quartet

W.A. Mozart:
Dorfmusikanten Sextett (Ein Musikalischer Spass), K. 522 
Tapani, Joulain, Pensola, Tikkanen, Maijala, de Groot

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Fantasies on one Note

Henry Purcell (1659–1695):
Fantasy upon one note in C
Ardeo Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827):
String Quartet in F, Op. 59/1 "Razumovsky" 
Michelangelo Quartet


Alexander Tansman (1897–1986):
Melodie from Suite-divertissement for Piano Quartet 
Rowland, Maijala, Rousi, Rucli

Our composition teachers all solemnly agreed: you cannot call a single repeated 
note a melody. Tansman uses only one – not more – note in the leading line. He 
calls it a “Melody”. Maybe our teachers should reconsider...

Bulgarian Folklore
Pantir, Tarkkonen

Béla Bartók (1881–1945):
String Quartet No. 5, BB 110 

Weekly season ticket I is no longer valid after this concert.

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Waltzes & Records

Johann & Josef Strauss: Pizzicato Polka, Op. 234 
Kuusisto, Yang, Maijala, Lee, Lindroos

Jean Sibelius (1865–1957):
Valse lyrique, Op. 96a 

The shortest Waltz ever written. But – Chopin’s promise does not hold. For now it 
might even take two minutes. Or maybe Paavali will break the world record…

Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849):
Waltz in D flat, Op. 64/1 "Minute Waltz"

Jean Sibelius:
Valse triste, Op. 44/1 (arr. for Piano by the composer)

Josef Strauss (1827–1870):
Saus und Braus, Op. 69 for String Quartet
Kuusisto, Yang, Mesirca, Kuusela

Alexander Tansman (1897–1986):
Fantasy on Strauss Waltzes for two Pianos 
Bogino, Kimanen


The longest waltz ever written, the finale of the Enescu Octet is like a farewell to 
the 10 minute maximum span and unreflective efficiency of the Wiener Waltz. 
The content of Enescu's waltz makes it one of the most substantial and 
sophisticatedly beautiful in the history of music. In itself a phenomenon, the work 
of the 19-year-old Enescu sets standards never equalled in the history of 
chamber music since Mendelssohn Bartholdy. It is as if the contest between these 
two geniuses produced two lasting winners.

George Enescu (1881–1955):
String Octet in C, Op. 7 
Danel Quartet, Enescu Quartet

The Friend of this concert is F-Musiikki.

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Court Dances and Music

Karl Friedrich Abel, J.S. Bach, Johannes Schenck, M. de Sainte-Colombe les fils, 
Le Sieur de Machy, Marin Marais, Tobias Hume, Alfonso Ferrabosco, Thomas 
Ford, John Playford,
Jordi Savall
There will be one intermission during this concert.

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Meet Jordi Savall
Jordi Savall


MONDAY 19.7.

Mare Nostrum

... Rubashov when accused: What is your opinion about oceans and the infinite? I thought: Here must be the core of my guilt; is there anything worse for a totalitarian cannibal? I got carried away by his “oceanic” feeling. He felt ashamed. “Running away from responsibility”, “betrayal of the struggle between classes”, the Bolshevik party disapproved of these petit-bourgeois notions. The “oceanic feeling” was counterrevolutionary… 
Arthur Koestler
Darkness at Noon

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Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741):
Violin Concerto in E flat, RV 253 "La tempesta di mare" 
Roussev, Heikinheimo, F. Szigeti, Stasevska, Wilson, Lindroos, Schmidt

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937):
Ondine for Piano 

George Crumb (1920–):
Vox balaenae for Amplified Flute, Cello and Piano
Thomsen, Rousi, H. Kärkkäinen


Franz Schubert (1797–1828):
Piano Quintet in A, D 667 "Trout" 
Martin, Imai, Helmerson, de Groot, Resjan

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Towards the Sea

Franz Liszt (1811–1886):
Au bord d'une source, S. 160/4 for Piano 

Franz Schubert (1797–1828):
Auf dem Strom, D 943 for Soprano, French Horn and Piano
Hata, Tapani, Bogino

Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849):
Barcarolle in F sharp, Op. 60 for Piano 

Kaija Saariaho (1952–):
Trois rivières for Percussion and Electronics
Ferchen, Nurminen


Richard Strauss (1864–1949):
Das Schloss am Meere, TrV 191 Melodrama for Narrator and Piano 
Haller, Rucli

Claude Debussy (1862–1918):
La mer (arr. for six Hands at two Pianos by A. Caplet)
Lagerspetz, Kudritskaya, Rucli

The Friend of this concert is the City of Helsinki.

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Set in Atlantis in the kingdom of Emperor Overall, Ullmann's opera is full of ironic 
brilliance, humour, poignancy, and evocative quotations. His virtuosic writing 
interweaves jazz, dance music material, blues, a rewriting of "Deutschland über 
Alles" in the style of a Bach chorale and even more surprising encoded 
quotations. Ullmann (like Chaplin) dared to satirise the political situation of WWII. 
During a final rehearsal in September 1944, some SS officers happened to be 
around and were outraged at what they heard. Der Kaiser von Atlantis was 
immediately banned.

The shadows of Dvořák (Requiem), Suk, Mahler, Kurt Weill’s political cabaret and 
Ullmann’s talent make The Emperor of Atlantis one of the most fascinating 
multilayered masterpieces of the 20th century.

Viktor Ullmann (1898–1944):
Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Op. 49b 
Kortekangas, Söderlund, Katajala, Chorell, Haller, Packalén, Seo, Gleisner, 
Lethiec, Tuomisalo, Pirinen, Mesirca, H. Kärkkäinen, Kemppainen, Ferchen, 
Nurminen, Ardeo Quartet, Simon, Stasevska

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La fête des eaux

J.S. Bach (1685–1750):
Chorale Prelude An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653a for Organ

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685–1759):
Water Music: Suite in G, HWV 350
Thomsen, Gleisner, Rönkä, Ardeo Quartet, Simon, Zahharenkova

Franz Liszt (1811-1886):
Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este, S. 163/4 for Piano (1877–82)

Franz Schubert (1797–1828):
Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D 538
Katajala, Chorell, Torikka, Söderlund, Mesirca


Claude Debussy (1862–1918):
La cathédrale engloutie, L. 117/10

Karol Szymanowski (1882–1937):
Three Myths, Op. 30 for Violin and Piano
Zhu, M. Kärkkäinen

Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992):
Fête des belles eaux for Six Ondes Martenots 
Hartmann-Claverie, , Forget, Grangey, Ogawa, Perrault, Viard



Lines in the Sand

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Bach Roots

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707):
Chaconne in D minor 

J.S. Bach (1685–1750):
Suite No. 6 in D, BWV 1012 for Solo Cello 

Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706):
Canon and Gigue in D, T. 337 for three Violins and Basso Continuo 
Heikinheimo, Mitchell, V. Szigeti, Wilson, Schmidt

J.S. Bach:
Concerto in D minor, BWV 1060 for Oboe and Violin
Mitchell, Gleisner, Hughes, Petitdemange, Meszaros, Wilson, Lindroos, Schmidt

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Johann Michael Haydn (1737–1806):
String Quintet in C, P. 108
Kuusisto, Heikinheimo, Gotlibovich, Deschamps, Lee

Although Michael Haydn was allowed to eat in the officer’s canteen and Wolfgang 
only in the soldiers’, Coloredo’s two employees had great respect for each other. 
Maybe too great, since Mozart borrowed all his ideas for his Quintet in C from 
that by Michael. Or maybe Mozart was a prince after all. When Michael was 
unable to finish the duos for violin and viola he had been commissioned to write 
for the stern archbishop, he wrote them under his own name, just to help out. 
For quite a while the duos were known and performed as Haydn’s. Only time, the 
merciless judge of substance and quality, has drawn a line in the sand. The 
Mozart duos became immortal and Michael's gained only the respect they 

W.A. Mozart (1756–1791):
String Quintet in C, K. 515
Roussev, Picard, Imai, Maijala, Cohen

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W.A. Mozart (1756–1791):
Duo in G, K. 423 for Violin and Viola 
Zhu, Gotlibovich
Duo in B flat, K. 292 for Bassoon and Cello
Luoma, Helmerson
Duo in B flat, K. 424 for Violin and Viola 
Shaham, Gotlibovich

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Béla Bartók (1881–1945):
Contrasts, BB 116 for Violin, Clarinet and Piano 
Shaham, Lethiec, Rucli

Carlo Gesualdo di Venosa (1560–1613):
Responsorio della tenebrae - Tristis est anima…
Hata, Katajala, Torikka, Mendelssohn, Donin, Lehto

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897):
Trio in E flat, Op. 40 for Violin, French Horn and Piano 
Joulain, Roussev, Jumppanen


The feeling of tragedy and of contained, unostentatious sadness connects like an 
invisible line in the sand the slow movement of the Brahms Trio to the four mesto 
movements of Bartok's No. 6. Here is a masterpiece conceived to stop at the 
edge of an abyss with two suspended gestures: resignation (the viola stops 
playing) and a farewell caress (the cello pizzicati). It was to be his last quartet…

Béla Bartók:
String Quartet No. 6, Sz 114
Enescu Quartet

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A Carte Blanche for Pekka Kuusisto 
Kuusisto, Rantala

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Live Poets' Club
Poets and Music
Salmela, Kurtto, Vuola, Mesirca



The Trigger

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827):
Piano Sonata No. 20 in G, Op. 49/2 
Too good to avoid the finale of the piano sonata, it was to become the minuet of 
the septet. Due to some faulty numbering, this piece appears to have been 
written AFTER the Septet. Sometimes the experts get it wrong...

Septet in E flat, Op. 20
Lethiec, Luoma, Tapani, Martin, Gotlibovich, Helmerson, de Groot

Beethoven’s Septet provoked a veritable outcry in Vienna. From the carriage 
horsemen to the circles of her majesty Maria Theresa it was the talk of the town 
and a masterpiece to suit all tastes. It also caught the undivided attention  of F. 
Schubert, the shy genius who dared to challenge the Olympian Beethoven. 
Schubert found the most creative solution to free himself from the powerful 
shadow of the Septet – he just added a violin to the Beethoven model (of a 
symphony for seven instruments).

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Sofia Gubaidulina (1931–):
Hommage à T.S. Eliott 
Haller, Sundqvist, Luoma, Tapani, Heikinheimo, F. Szigeti, Stasevska, Pulkkinen, Simon


Lockenhaus, the 1980s.The Schubert Octet was to go on a long tour with Gidon 
Kremer and his friends, so he asked Sofia Gubaidulina to write a piece for the 
touring stars. And in her quest to free herself from the overwhelming shadow of 
the Octet, she did like Schubert with the Beethoven Septet: she just added one 
more musician to the lot. So now there were nine and a confrontation with the 
masterpiece was avoided. A new model was born...

Franz Schubert (1797–1828):
Octet in F, D 803 for Clarinet, French Horn, Bassoon, String Quartet and Double Bass
Sundqvist, Luoma, Joulain, Michelangelo Quartet, de Groot

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Béla Bartók (1881–1945):
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 

Bach Transcriptions
Kremer, Kremerata Baltica


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827):
String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 (arr. for String Orchestra)
Kremer, Kremerata Baltica

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Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953):
Overture on Hebrew Themes in C minor, Op. 34 for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano 
Lethiec, V. Szigeti, Heikinheimo, Mendelssohn, Lehto, Rucli

George Enescu (1881-1955):
Music for Solo Violin
V. Szigeti

Ernő Dohnányi (1877–1960):
Sextet in C, Op. 37 for Piano, Clarinet, French Horn and String Trio 
Sundqvist, Tapani, Martin, Gotlibovich, Pulkkinen, Resjan

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Meet Krzysztof Penderecki
Talk about the works to be performed.

Krzysztof Penderecki (1933–):
String Quartet No. 2
Enescu Quartet
Divertimento for Violoncello Solo

Château Riell, April 2009
VM: Dear maestro, I am looking into the chain reaction phenomenon of pieces by 
previous composers triggering the inspiration and creative jealousy of the ''next''. 
Can I assume that it is the case with your Sextet and the one by Dohnányi? 
Krzysztof Penderecki: Yes and no; yes, the logic of the instrumentation is related. No, there is no jealousy here.
VM: Then I can only be inspired and jealous about both pieces.
Krzysztof Penderecki: Don't pull the trigger…

Sextet for Clarinet, French Horn, String Trio and Piano 
Lethiec, Joulain, Vähälä, Mendelssohn, Cohen, Lagerspetz

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Live Poets' Club
Poets and Music
Erämaja, Slunga, Vuola, Pirinen, Malmivirta



Twin Minds

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The charismatic Albinoni and Vivaldi embodied the other angle from which Bach 
surveyed his era. The seriousness of his northern mentors faded into a colourful 
combination with the brilliance of his southern colleagues. Copying meant 
learning. Sometimes even from his own pupils, who were mostly in need and 
could use this indirect recognition. Bach’s intellectual integrity and supreme 
knowledge did the rest.

Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1750):
Sonata in A minor, Op. 6/6 for Violin and Basso Continuo 
Roussev, Pedrini, Wilson

Johann Gottlieb Goldberg:
Trio Sonata No. 4 in C for two Violins and Basso Continuo
Pensola, Tikkanen, Wilson, Schmidt

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741):
Concerto B minor no. 10 RV 580 for four Violins and Strings 
Martin, Vähälä, Mitchell, V. Szigeti, Picard, Zhu, Gotlibovich, Lehto, Lindroos, Schmidt


J.S. Bach (1685–1750):
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arr. for Violin, Viola and Cello by D. Sitkovetsky)
Mitchell, Maijala, Cohen

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Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849):
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March" 
Prelude in E minor, Op. 28/4 and Nocturne, Op. 72/1 (arr. for Vocal Quartet and Strings)
Hata, Packalén, Katajala, Torikka, Gebert, M. Vossen, Cohen, de Groot
Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 8
Storioni Trio

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A Carte Blanche for Meta4

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Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953):
Flute Sonata in D, Op. 94 
Seo, Kudritskaya

Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971):
Prelude and Rondo from the Firebird (transcription for Violin and Piano by the composer)
Yang, M. Kärkkäinen

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975):
Romance from the suite The Gadfly, Op. 97a No. 8 for Violin and Piano
Roussev, Rucli

Valentyn Silvestrov (1937–):
Two Serenades for Solo Violin 

Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998):
Hommage à Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich for Piano Six Hands 
H. Kärkkäinen, Kemppainen, Gröndahl

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Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741):
Flute Concerto in D, RV 428 "Il gardellino" 
Thomsen, Mitchell, Yang, Deschamps, Wilson, Zahharenkova

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809):
String Quartet in D, Op. 64/5 "Lark" 
Chilingirian Quartet

Robert Schumann (1810–1856):
The Prophet Bird, Op. 82/7 (arr. for Violin and Piano by L. Auer )
Vähälä, Rucli


Arvo Pärt (1935–):
Es sang vor langen Jahren
Haller, Kremer, Uliona

Béla Bartók (1881–1945):
String Quartet No. 4, BB 95
Chilingirian Quartet

The Friend of this concert is Kainuun Sanomat.

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Live Poets' Club
Poets and Music
Lindemark, Susiluoto, Vuola, Heikinheimo, Lehto


FRIDAY 23.7.

Zito the Magician

To amuse His Royal Majesty he will change water into wine.
Frogs into footmen. Beetles into bailiffs. And make a Minister out of a rat. He bows, and daisies grow from his finger-tips.
And a talking bird sits on his shoulder.
Think up something else, demands His Royal Majesty.
Think up a black star. So he thinks up a black star.
Think up dry water. So he thinks up dry water.
Think up a river bound with straw-bands. So he does.
Then along comes a student and asks: Think up sine alpha greater than one.
And Zito grows pale and sad. Terribly sorry. Sine is
Between plus one and minus one. Nothing you can do about that.
And he leaves the great royal empire, quietly weaves his way
Through the throng of courtiers, to his home in a nutshell.

Miroslav Holub
Translated by George Theiner

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W.A. Mozart (1756–1791):
Serenata notturna in D, K. 239 for Strings and Timpani 
Bindere, Kremer, Grishin, Rubinas, Pushkarev, Kremerata Baltica
String Quintet in E flat, K. 614
Chilingirian Quartet, Gotlibovich

58 13.30 Kuhmo Arts Centre €14.50/10.50

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827):
Piano Trio in B flat, Op. 97 "Archduke" 
Storioni Trio
String Quartet in E flat, Op. 127 
Chilingirian Quartet

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Joseph Haydn (1732–1809):
Divertimento a 3 in E flat, H. IV:5 for French Horn, Violin and Cello 
Joulain, W. Vossen, M. Vossen

Teppo Hauta-aho (1941–):
Kadenza for Double Bass Solo
de Groot

Benjamin Britten (1913–1976):
Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for Oboe

George Enescu (1881–1955):
Romanian Rhapsody in A, Op. 11/1 for String Quartet
Enescu Quartet

60 18.00 Kuhmo Church €14.50/10.50

Robert Schumann (1810–1856):
Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 for French Horn and Piano
Joulain, H. Kärkkäinen
Fügen über den Namen Bach, Op. 60/1-2 
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat, Op. 47 
Storioni Trio, Gotlibovich

61 20.15 Kuhmo Arts Centre €36.50/22.50

Zito the Magician's Concise Dictionary of the Cold War

Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953):
Visions fugitives, Op. 22 for Piano 

George Gershwin (1898–1937):
Lullaby for String Quartet
Chilingirian Quartet

Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975):
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 
Storioni Trio


Petar Christoskov (1917–):
Bulgarian Rhapsody for Solo Violin
Two Caprices for Solo Violin

Conlon Nancarrow (1912–1997):

Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998):
Schall und Hall

David Liptak (1949–):
Piano Roll Blues for Piano seven Hands
Kemppainen, M. Kärkkäinen, Gröndahl, Schmidt

György Ligeti (1923–2006):
Old Hungarian Parlor Dances 
Thomsen, Sundqvist, F. Szigeti, V. Szigeti, Deschamps, Lee, de Groot


Charles Ives (1874–1954):
Tsiaj from Piano Trio No. 86
Heikinheimo, Lehto, Schmidt

Giya Kancheli (1935–):
Silent Prayer 
Kremer, Dirvanauskaite, Pushkarev, Kremerata Baltica

Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992):
Ave Maria for Oboe and Piano
Gleisner, Jumppanen

Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978):
Waltz from "Masquerade" for Piano 

Kurt Weill (1900–1950):
Alabama Song (arr. for ensemble and voice by M. Feldman)
Hata, W. Vossen, Mendelssohn, Pirinen, Malmivirta, Ferchen, van de Roer, de Groot

The Friend of this concert is the Mutual Pension Insurance Company Etera.



Mindscapes (Epilogue)

62 11.00 Kontio School €14.50/10.50


Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893):
Aveu passionné in E minor for Piano 
H. Kärkkäinen
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 "In memory of a great artist" 
Kremer, Dirvanauskaite, Buniatishvili

63 13.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre €14.50/10.50

The (Re)construction of the Father

J.S. Bach (1685–1750)-W.A. Mozart (1756–1791):
Three Fugues, K. 405 for String Quartet 
Chilingirian Quartet

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897):
Presto in G minor after J.S. Bach for two Pianos
Kudritskaya, Kemppainen

J.S. Bach-Mendelssohn:
A Shakespeare Sonnet from Die Kunst der Fuge 
Hata, Gleisner, Deschamps, Lee, Pedrini

J.S. Bach-Salvatore Sciarrino (1947–):
Toccata in D minor BWV 565 for Amp. Flute

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959):
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for Soprano and eight Cellos 
Hata, Cohen, Lee, Pulkkinen, M. Vossen, Fodoreanu, Djupsjöbacka, Lehto, De Groote

64 15.00 Kontio School €14.50/10.50

The Fagerlund Files

W.A. Mozart (1756–1791):
Oboe Quintet in C minor, K. 406a (Kuhmo premiere)
Gleisner, Chilingirian, Meszaros, Stasevska, De Groote

Sebastian Fagerlund (1972–):
Trio "Fuel" (World Premiere, commissioned jointly by Ondine and the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival)
Sundqvist, Pulkkinen, Kemppainen

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827):
Quintet for Flute, Violin, two Violas and Cello (Kuhmo premiere)
Thomsen, Mitchell, Mendelssohn, Deschamps, Cohen

65 17.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre €14.50/10.50

Khatia's Choice

Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849):
Ballade No. 3 in A flat, Op. 47
Scherzo No. 4 in E, Op. 54
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Buniatishvili, Kremerata Baltica

66 19.00 Kontio School €14.50/10.50

Will and Wit

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827):
String Quintet in C, Op. 29 
Vähälä, F. Szigeti, Gotlibovich, Stasevska, Djupsjöbacka
Sextet in E flat, Op. 81b for two French Horns, two Violins, Viola and Cello
Tapani, Joulain, V. Szigeti, Zhu, Stasevska, Lee

67 21.15 Kuhmo Arts Centre €19.50/14


Robert Schumann (1810–1856):
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63
Storioni Trio
Six Studies for Pedalfluegel in Canonic Form, Op. 56 (arr. for two Pianos by
C. Debussy)
Gröndahl, Kemppainen
Claude Debussy (1862-1918):
Violin Sonata in G minor 
Shaham, Lagerspetz


Robert Schumann:
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Kremer, Kremerata Baltica

Programme notes by Vladimir Mendelssohn unless otherwise mentioned. 
This programme was printed in January 2010. The festival reserves the right to 

For programme updates please see www.kuhmofestival.fi


Eeva Hauss
Untitled, 1997
Gouache and pencil on handmade paper, 50 x 82 cm
Esa Jaske Collection

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