Moscow, Berlin, and especially Paris. Years of studying in the world’s metropolises matured Väinö Raitio into a master of colour music. Raitio dresses our national bird in an impressionistically flickering costume.
India, Sudan, New York. Olli Kortekangas' new work is dedicated to the memory of the poet Meena Alexander and the soprano Tuuli Takala.
Joonas Kokkonen composed by a grand piano as he paced around it. A grand piano is also the heart of the home Alvar Aalto designed for Kokkonen. His Fourth Symphony was one of the first works completed at Villa Kokkonen.
Songs of Meena (world premiere)
Symphony No. 4
In Memoriam op. 59