FMQ Issues 2000-2015. You can view the issues by clicking the year.

2016

Spring 2016 REACHING ACROSS

Der Wanderer (on Ville Matvejeff) :: HANNA ISOLAMMI
Finland’s love affair with melancholy Russian melodies :: TERO HEINÄNEN
Helsinki – St Petersburg, Allegro con spirito (on Finnish-Russian pop and rock collaboration and the Tusovka Association) :: RIIKKA HILTUNEN
Picture this! (on the import and export of rock and pop music between Finland and Russia) :: GREG GOLDENZWAIG
A map of personal relations (on contemporary music contacts between Finland and Russia) :: MERJA HOTTINEN
Taking Note: Borderland riches and explorers’ instincts :: ELINA KAHLA
Music research looks east :: ANU AHOLA & JAANI LÄNSIÖ
Passion against rule(r)s (on Heli Reimann’s doctorate on jazz in Soviet Estonia) :: JAANI LÄNSIÖ
Shared roots (on Baltic Finnish influences in contemporary folk music) :: AMANDA KAURANNE
Similar but different (on being a composer in Finland and Estonia) :: MÄRT-MATIS LILL
Finland and Estonia – Brothers in music :: JANNE FLINKKILÄ
Notes & Letters: Borderline sounds :: SAMI KLEMOLA
Music of the Finnish Romani: roaming and singing :: TOVE DJUPSJÖBACKA
Learn music around the clock (on Perttu Pölönen’s Musiclock) :: HEIDI HORILA
Factors of democracy in the music education of the future (on the Resonaari Special Music Centre and ArtsEqual research project) :: TUULIKKI LAES

 

Autumn 2016 CULTURE – NATURE

Beyond genre (on Olavi Louhivuori) :: WIF STENGER
The voice of freedom (on Outi Tarkiainen) :: ANDREW MELLOR
Collective resonance (on Nathan Riki Thomson) :: MERJA HOTTINEN
Spaces and pigeonholes (on Susanna Mälkki) :: HANNA ISOLAMMI
The north in music :: ANDREW MELLOR
Natural born preachers (on Radiopuhelimet) :: JANNE FLINKKILÄ
10 Finnish songs about and inspired by nature :: MATTI NIVES
Taking note: Naturally good music :: JUHA TORVINEN
Nature’s concert halls (on the force of nature in Finnish music events) :: HEIDI HORILA
Music in our nature (on recent genetic and brain research on music) :: HANNA ISOLAMMI
About art and money – and the “special relationship Finns have with nature” :: TAINA RIIKONEN
Music for cows and wolves (on folk wind instruments) :: TOVE DJUPSJÖBACKA
Are we really still talking about this? (on female gender in contemporary music) :: ANNA PULKKIS
Notes & Letters: From second class citizenship to the conductor’s podium :: KREETA-MARIA KENTALA
Conquering the tradition (on female folk musicians) :: AMANDA KAURANNE
Einojuhani Rautavaara in memoriam :: KALEVI AHO


2015

3-4/2015 MUSIC & MONEY

Spells, blood and bliss (on Pekko Käppi) :: RIIKKA HILTUNEN
Paying the piper (on incomes of artists and composers) :: MERJA HOTTINEN
Musicians talk about money (Interviews with Verneri Pohjola, Suvi Oskala, Sebastian Hilli, Kaija Kärkinen and Helena Juntunen) :: MERJA HOTTINEN & AMANDA KAURANNE
Taking Note: How to fund a festival startup :: MATTI NIVES
W(h)ither arts support? (on the Finnish arts subsidy system) :: HANNA ISOLAMMI
Give some get some :: OLLI VIRTAPERKO
Taking musicals seriously :: TOVE DJUPSJÖBACKA
Economy stalls – music export grows :: Riikka Hiltunen
Finding and financing an instrument (on Tomas Djupsjöbacka and instruments as investments) :: ELINA ROMS
The hidden market of second-hand vinyl :: MATTI NIVES
Notes & Letters: Blues owes me money :: ERJA LYYTINEN
Composing, music and society at large :: JUHA TORVINEN
UMO stands the test of time (on UMO Jazz Orchestra celebrating its 40th anniversary) :: PETRI SILAS

1-2/2015 FOLLOWING SIBELIUS

The freedom of song (on Soile Isokoski) :: HANNA ISOLAMMI
“Utterly Finnish, peculiarly original” (on the birth of ‘Finnish’ musical language) :: OLLI HEIKKINEN
A visit from Mr Composer (on what happened when Jean Sibelius and Larin Paraske met) :: ILONA KORHONEN
The responsibility of an artist (on Sibelius as political figure)  :: VEIJO MURTOMÄKI
Patriotic soundtracks (on Sibelius’s music in propaganda and educational films) :: KAARINA KILPIÖ
Paths for the Sibelius tourist (on Sibelius sights) :: TOVE DJUPSJÖBACKA
Taking note: Content with content :: LOTTA WENNÄKOSKI
“Struggling artist like the rest of us” (on Sibelius viewed from outside the classical music tradition) :: ANDREW MELLOR
Sibelius’s music in focus (on recent Sibelius research) :: ANNA PULKKIS, TUIJA WICKLUND & SAKARI YLIVUORI
Does Finland need a new Sibelius? (on how to be happy musically) :: TOMI MÄKELÄ
Art comes first (on the present and future of the Sibelius Academy) :: AMANDA KAURANNE
Notes & Letters: The unbearable lightness of uncertainty :: JUSSI FREDRIKSSON
Broader perspectives in teaching music (on distance-learning projects for children) :: ELINA ROMS
Augmented music (on Finnish combinations of music and new media) :: HEIDI HORILA


2014

 

3-4/2014 MUSIC – LANGUAGE – TEXT

The maestro who recomposed his life (on Esa-Pekka Salonen):: VESA SIRÉN
FMQ 30 years – reflections, insight and firm faith :: SUSANNA VÄLIMÄKI
By the metre (on Kalevalaic runo singing metre) :: AMANDA KAURANNE
Singing your place in the world (on Selma Vilhunen’s film Laulu) :: SINI MONONEN
Everyone really is a critic (on music criticism in Finland) :: MERJA HOTTINEN
Taking note: The path of Orpheus: Music, literature and writing about music :: LAURA WAHLFORS
Art for the ear (on performing poetry) :: ALEKSIS SALUSJÄRVI
Rap’s many tongues (on Redrama, Amoc and others) :: TOVE DJUPSJÖBACKA
Extreme stories (on Finnish rock lyricists) :: PETRI SILAS
Notes & Letters: A wonderworld of quarter-tones :: SAMPO HAAPAMÄKI
Believing in opera (on the National Opera & Lilli Paasikivi) :: ANDREW MELLOR
The poet of the opera (on librettist Maritza Nuñez) :: MATTI TUOMISTO
Up the Scales: Cultural archetypes 101 :: ARTTU TOLONEN

 

2/2014 RESEARCH & RETHINK

A genre unto themselves (on Eicca Toppinen) :: PETRI SILAS
Finnish music – music in Finland (on transnational research projects) :: TOVE DJUPSJÖBACKA & RIIKKA HILTUNEN
Universal, national or Germanised? :: VESA KURKELA
Homo musicus (on genetic basis of musical aptitude) :: JAANI LÄNSIÖ & ANU AHOLA
Iron Age jingling (on Recent Finnish archaeological findings)  :: RIITTA RAINIO
Taking note: Musicology and humanities research in Finland in the digital age :: JOHN RICHARDSON
How does society sound in music?(on SUMU research project) ::  SINI MONONEN
Seeking the shape of music (on music analysis research) :: JARKKO HARTIKAINEN
The art of playing records (on DJ culture in Finland) :: ARTTU TOLONEN
Up the Scales: Refreshingly hard and gruff (on Black Motor)  :: PETRI SILAS

 

1/2014 SHARING & SYNERGY

It’s fun at the top (on Pekka Kuusisto) :: KAROLIINA VESA
Reaching out to new audiences (on ExClaM! cultural cooperative and the New Audiences project) :: JAANI LÄNSIÖ
Changing listening habits (on the record industry in Finland) :: MERJA HOTTINEN
Taking note: Art music and digital media: a love-hate relationship :: JARI MUIKKU
New avenues to popularity (on Lieminen, Anssi kela and Kaiku Studios) :: ILKKA MATTILA
Game notes (on music in computer games) :: JUUSO JANHUNEN
Tampere Biennale – sights and sounds :: AARNE TOIVONEN
Turku’s music in expert female hands :: MATTI TUOMISTO
What’s next for Nordic jazz :: PETRI SILAS
Up the Scales: WoW – what a sound! (on Wind on Wind) :: AMANDA KAURANNE


2013

The following is a list of main articles.

4/2013 DANCE!

Why flamenco?! (on Kaari & Roni Martin) :: TOVE DJUPSJÖBACKA
From symbiosis to encounter (on folk dance) :: AMANDA KAURANNE
“A fantastic plaited bun loaf” (on Tero Saarinen, Kenneth Kvarnström & Marjo Kuusela) :: HANNELE JYRKKÄ
Dancing in the street (on street dance in Finland today) :: ARTTU TOLONEN
May I have the next dance, please? (on social dancing in Finland) :: PEKKA NISSILÄ
Hyperventilation and other funny noises (on sound designing in contemporary Finnish dance) :: AARNE TOIVONEN
Taking note: The composer as well-being consultant :: RIIKKA TALVITIE
Avanti! at 30 – still forging ahead (on Finland’s most ‘intermusical’ chamber orchestra) :: ANTTI HÄYRYNEN
Up the Scales: Finnish nature and dazzling sun (on Matthew Whittall) :: JAANI LÄNSIÖ

3/2013 GUITAR

Editorial :: MERJA HOTTINEN & ANU AHOLA
One foot in each world (on Raoul Björkenheim) :: JAN-ERIK HOLMBERG
Guitarist, catalyst (on guitarists commissioning new compositions) :: JUHA TORVINEN
A cold drop on a warm hand (on Kai Nieminen) :: KIMMO KORHONEN
Faster, higher, stronger! (on the Helsinki Universal Guitar Festival) :: MIKA KAUHANEN
Traditional, extreme and pop (on metal music subgenres) :: ESA LILJA
Discovering folk guitar (on plucked string instruments in Finnish folk music) :: TOVE DJUPSJÖBACKA
Lutherie beyond national (on Finnish guitar builders) :: TIMO ÖSTMAN
Taking note: The threat music carries :: KALLE KALIMA
Music by and for children (on children composing and writing music) :: ARTTU TOLONEN
Reality opera for Generation Y (on New Generation Opera) :: JAANI LÄNSIÖ
Up the Scales: Slowly, but surely (on Sansa) :: RIIKKA HILTUNEN

2/2013 POLITICS

Editorial :: MERJA HOTTINEN
Never mind the mall punks, here’s Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät! :: ARTTU TOLONEN
Elitist, yuck?! (on the debate on elitism in the arts):: BY SINI MONONEN
A blank page in the history of music (on the controversies of the 1930s) :: MATTI HUTTUNEN
Before we are all drowned (on social statements in contemporary music) :: ANU AHOLA
Folk rap is here to stay (on Asa, Paleface and Pitkäsen Matti) :: AMANDA KAURANNE
Jazz associations keep swinging (on the role of local operators) :: MATTI NIVES
Money for art (on new organisations funding art) :: MERJA HOTTINEN
For Finland and beyond (on national broadcasting company YLE) :: ANDREW MELLOR
Taking Note: Who calls the tune? :: OLLI VIRTAPERKO
Up the scales: Fragmented identities (on Miika Hyytiäinen)  :: HANNA ISOLAMMI

1/2013 SACRED

Editorial :: MERJA HOTTINEN
The constant variation of creation (on Paavo Heininen 75 years) :: JARKKO HARTIKAINEN
Tongues of men and angels (on music of the Orthodox Church) :: TOVE DJUPSJÖBACKA
All hear the holy nature (on sanctity of nature in Kalevi Aho’s & Hexvessel’s music) :: JUHA TORVINEN
In sacred spaces (on Tapani Rinne & churches and temples as concert venues) :: MIIKA LAURIALA
Touching the untouchable (on sacredness of concert conventions) :: JAANI LÄNSIÖ
Instinctual interpretations  (on Jukka Perko & hymns) :: ANU AHOLA
Taking Note :: LENA VON BONSDORFF
Metal music representing Finnishness (on metal’s cultural prominence in Finland) :: TITUS HJELM
Multicultural narratives  (on Musica nova 2013 festival) :: AARNE TOIVONEN
Holy sweat (on Folklandia cruise) :: AMANDA KAURANNE
Seen&Heard: Snow Queen :: KIMMO KORHONEN
Up the scales: Linda Fredriksson :: MATTI NIVES

 


2012


The following is a list of main articles.

4/2012 sound-art-poem-performance

Editorial :: Merja Hottinen
A composer of this world (on Lotta Wennäkoski) :: Karoliina Vesa
Business as usual: Tomutonttu :: Tanja Tiekso
Watch and listen! :: Sini Mononen
The medium and his message
:: Juha Torvinen
From page to stage poetry :: Mika Kauhanen
Drawing with music :: Harri Römpötti
From field to stage :: Elina Roms
Turning colour into music :: Irma Vierimaa
The sound of frozen music :: Jonathan Mander
Taking Note :: Paula Tuovinen
A wave of song :: Riikka Hiltunen
Up the Scales: Mirel Wagner :: Arttu Tolonen

 

3/2012 TOGETHER

Editorial :: Merja Hottinen
Feeling the music (on John Storgårds) :: Andrew Mellor
Creative collaboration :: Hanna Isolammi
Bigger, better, folkier :: Amanda Kauranne
Mission Baroque :: Elina Roms
22-PP doing their thing
:: Merja Hottinen
Brothers in jazz :: Matti Nives
Taking Note :: Kari Turunen
The joy of rhythm :: Liisa Lipas
Thrice homeless :: Kimmo Korhonen
Up the Scales: Antti Paalanen :: Tove Djupsjöbacka

 

2/2012 PIANO

Editorial :: Merja Hottinen
Germany adores Iiro Rantala
:: Mika Kauhanen
Keyboard horizons :: Tuomas Mali
Music competitions – why? :: Matti Raekallio
Pounding the keys
:: Riikka Hiltunen
Pianos in extreme conditions :: Tommi E. Virtanen
From experience to research :: Lotta Emanuelsson
Taking Note :: Paavali Jumppanen
A century of opera :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
New music meets nature :: Riikka Talvitie
Thank you for the music :: Jonathan Mander
Up the Scales: Heinz-Juhani Hofmann
:: Karoliina Vesa

 

1/2012 FREE SPIRITS

Editorial :: Merja Hottinen
Maria Kalaniemi – Music begins in freedom :: Elina Roms
Live music pops up :: Matti Nives
Monday night fever
:: Merja Hottinen
Jazz is not just about the music :: Jan-Erik Holmberg
Taking a risk for new bands :: Heidi Horila
Taking Note :: Hannu Oskala
Heikki Suolahti – A life cut short :: Kimmo Korhonen
Kaija Saariaho & France – Style, culture, inspiration :: Antonin Serviére
Up the Scales: Markus Pesonen :: Risto Nevanlinna

 


2011

The following is a list of main articles.

4/2011 COMBINING CULTURES

Jimi Tenor – A master with his own tools :: Matti Nives
Music of many cultures :: Anna-Sofia Joro
Inspiring India :: Tove Djupsjöbacka
A jazz musician plays with style (on Sid Hille) :: Liisa Lipas
“Finns rockin’ in Russian!” :: Arttu Tolonen
Interpreters of global music (on GLOMAS programme) :: Riikka Hiltunen
Reaching for the stars (on Miina-Liisa Värelä) :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Hearing the self through the other (on Erik Bergman) :: Juha Torvinen
The legacy of a modernist (on Erik Bergman) :: Tim Howell

3/2011 MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

Songs for the school :: Riitta Hirvonen
Jori’s musical stories (on Georg Malmstén) :: Maisa Krokfors
The Big Man and the Fairy :: Pekka Jalkanen
Tales on stage :: Antti Häyrynen
Music for all the senses (on music playschools for babies) :: Henna Kapiainen
Records for a new generation :: Teemu Fiilin
Time for music? (on Finnish music education) :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Huoratron – Pounding the absolution beat :: Arttu Tolonen

 

2/2011 NEW SPACE FOR MUSIC

A bird of his own feather :: Karoliina Vesa
The dream of a hundred years (on history of the Helsinki Music Centre) :: Antti Häyrynen
Time, Space and acoustics (on Yasuhisa Toyota) :: Janne Koskinen
This is it: The Helsinki Music Centre
A truly Helsinki Festival :: Merja Hottinen
A country-hopping mastersinger (on Topi Lehtipuu) :: Anu Ahola
On his own path (on Jimi Sumén) :: Tommi E. Virtanen
Planet Jazz is getting smaller :: Jan-Erik Holmberg

 

1/2011 100 YEARS OF MUSIC RESEARCH

Sebastian Fagerlund – full speed ahead :: Karoliina Vesa & Aki Yli-salomäki
Sound projects (on the Finnish music research today) :: Juha Torvinen
Ilmari Krohn – A musicologist is born :: Helena Tyrväinen
The many faces of ethnomusicology :: Riikka Hiltunen
Combining disciplines :: Jonathan Mander
Researching by singing (on Päivi Järviö) :: Anu Ahola
Music in the archives :: Matti Huttunen
Community opera :: Liisamaija Hautsalo


2010

The following is a list of main articles.

4/2010 A CULTURE OF MUSICAL IMPORT

An interview with a conductor (Susanna Mälkki) :: Antti J. Peltonen
When jazz and rock came to Finland (on Kjell Westö) :: Aki Petteri Lehtinen
Music from other places :: Merja Hottinen
Songs across the pond (Them Bird Things) :: Jonathan Mander
Three good reasons :: Mari Koppinen
Firm believers (Ondine Records & Fuga record store) :: Anu Ahola
Winds of change in composition studies :: Olli Virtaperko

 

3/2010 MUSIC AND THE NORTH

Yoik on the road  (Wimme Saari) :: Riikka Hiltunen
The tone of the north :: Juha Torvinen
Three Oulu voices :: Jussi Vilkuna
Magical Cynisism (lyrics by Radiopuhelimet) :: Arttu Tolonen
Sibelius by Aho & Soldan :: Markku Hartikainen
Beats for sale :: Risto Nevanlinna
More than an assistant (conductor Sasha Mäkilä) :: Merja Hottinen
Consolations to Hiroshima (Erkki Aaltonen’s 2nd symphony) :: Yumi Notohara

 

2/2010 MUSIC AND THE MOVING IMAGE

Kimmo Pohjonen plays the devil’s lung :: Jussi Niemi
Silent films granted contemporary sound :: Jonathan Mander
Classical music meets visual arts :: Merja Hottinen
National music museum in the works :: Anu Ahola
What Finnish war sounds like :: Susanna Välimäki
YouTube promotes music :: Arttu Tolonen
Video art plays with music :: Tero Kartastenpää
Music wants to be visual :: Eero Tarasti
To create a new art form :: Jean-Baptiste Barrière

1/2010 A SECOND LOOK at internationality and recognition in Finnish music

Kaija Saariaho: Love is the key :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Vladislav Delay – cosmopolitan in the woods :: Matti Pentikäinen
Immigrant voices compete in Ourvision :: Antti-Ville Kärjä
Helmi-levyt digs deep for folk pearls :: Arttu Tolonen
Armas Järnefelt – known for the “wrong works” :: Kimmo Korhonen
Armas Launis’ Jehudith rediscovered :: Helena Tyrväinen
Aino Ackté – The Superior Salome :: Anne Sivuoja-Gunaratnam
Sigrid Schnéevoigt – The Finnish Carreño :: Margit Rahkonen
Editorial :: Juha Torvinen
Taking Note :: Tuomas Nevanlinna
Notes from Abroad :: Antonin Servière


2009

The following is a list of main articles.

4/2009 FMQ 25 YEARS!

The ever-evolving Meta4 string quartet :: Samuli Tiikkaja
A quarter century of FMQ :: Matti Huttunen
The symphony set to soar :: Martin Anderson
Georg Schneévoigt – the first Finnish cosmopolitan composer :: Vesa Sirén
Santtu Rouvali’s star is rising ::  Anu Karlson
How rock lost its rebel yell :: Antti J. Peltonen
The Sibelius Academy pushing Finnish folk forward :: Riikka Hiltunen
Club jazz revived in Helsinki :: Jan-Erik Holmberg
25 years of a theme without variations :: Risto Nieminen

 

3/2009 MUSIC & ECOLOGY – THEMES AND VARIATIONS

Sampo Haapamäki’s star is rising :: Anu Ahola
No rest for the ears :: Marko Leppänen
Ecology in Finnish music ::Susanna Välimäki
Philanthropic festivals :: Siskotuulikki Toijonen
Green lyrics :: Arttu Tolonen
Finnish soul music’s ascendancy :: Risto Nevanlinna
Heikki Sarmanto redefining jazz in the 1960s :: Tommi Koskenheimo
Long live the recession! :: Olli Virtaperko
Music is not exclusively human :: Dario Martinelli

 

2/2009 WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED ISKELMÄ?

Jouhiorkesteri celebrates the bowed lyre :: Riikka Hiltunen
What exactly is an iskelmä? :: Olli Heikkinen
The tradition of the kupletti :: Laura Henriksson
Four Portraits of the iskelmä :: Pirkko Kotirinta
Strong roots keep the iskelmä alive :: Antti J. Peltonen
The Finnish tango never stops :: Alfonso Padilla
Music publishing in Finland :: Vesa Kurkela
The hidden memory of the nation :: Peter von Bagh
The metamorphosis of Finnish music (1975–2009) :: Henri-Claude Fantapié

 

1/2009 MILESTONES in the history and identity of Finnish music

Kalevi Aho – Music must communicate
 :: Juha Torvinen
The years leading to Pacius
 :: Kari Laitinen
Finland’s first national composer – Fredrik Pacius
 :: Tomi Mäkelä
When Pacius came to Finland :: Seija Lappalainen
Faust’s impact on Finnish musical life :: Helena Tyrväinen
Selim Palmgren – A Finnish cosmopolite
 :: Kimmo Korhonen
Einar Englund – A controversial legacy
 :: Christian Holmqvist
It’s not easy being a Modernist
 :: Samuli Tiikkaja
How to kill a genre in Finland :: Arttu Tolonen
J. Karjalainen & Tuomari Nurmio harnessing the powerlines
 :: Jussi Niemi
Nordic Tone – does it exist? :: Mika Kauhanen
The philosophy of music in Finland :: Matti Huttunen
Music most melancholy :: Jarkko Martikainen
The world’s first Sibelius society :: Glenda Dawn Goss


2008

The following is a list of main articles.

4/2008 BRANCHING OUT – EXPLORING AREAS OF MUSICAL GROWTH

Monica Groop – A musical traveller in time :: Elina Roms
Fennofolk – rebranding Finnish weirdness :: Pia Livia Hekanaho
The cradle of weirdness called Pori :: Max Ryynänen
Magnus Lindberg – Harder as it goes :: Takemi Sosa
Juan Antonio Muro – Renaissance man :: Juha Torvinen
Brains get kicks out of music :: Jonathan Mander
Seeing and hearing the world :: Outi Nyytäjä
Making the most of Popkomm :: Jonathan Mander
Everyone has a chance in the global music market :: Kai Lofthus

 

3/2008 KANTELE – AN EVOLVING LEGACY

Einojuhani Rautavaara – Fortune’s fantasy :: Samuli Tiikkaja
The diversity of the kantele :: Hannu Saha
The kantele’s anatomy :: Marko Aho
What has been written for the kantele? :: Pekka Jalkanen
Three attitudes to the kantele :: Arja Kangasniemi
Popular culture embraces the kantele :: Hannu Tolvanen
Saxophone, fiction and Pietilä :: Jan-Erik Holmberg
Nordic Music Days – More than music :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
The thousand-year power of the kantele :: Heikki Laitinen

2/2008 THE LIVES OF OPERA – THE STATE OF OPERA IN FINLAND

Opera in the hands of conductors :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Librettists in tune with the times :: Kimmo Korhonen
Grassroots opera is all shook up :: Harri Kuusisaari
TV-opera – Politics, media and the unconscious :: Susanna Välimäki
Choral music as an amateur activity :: Martin Anderson
Opera breaks boundaries :: John Richardson
New leader at FNO takes on challenge :: Janne Koskinen
Hooking the next generation on opera :: Anu Jaantila
Rock operas defined :: Arttu Tolonen
Fullsteam exports rock the independent way :: Otto Talvio
Paavo Heininen – a Modernist unafraid of the opera :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
There’s more to opera than meets the ear :: Juha Torvinen

 

1/2008 MUSIC FESTIVALS – A MODERN RITUAL

Taking care of Finnish festivals :: Matti Tuomisto
Contemporary music finds new stages :: Merja Hottinen
Festivals are democratic culture :: Hannu Saha
Ten quality music festivals :: Jonathan Mander & Juha Torvinen
Jazz blooms in a unique setting :: Mika Kauhanen
Looking further – Faces goes global :: Riikka Hiltunen
Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo has faith in contemporary music’s future :: Anu Karlson
Memorable musical discoveries in unexpected places :: Riikka Vuorijärvi
Classical music becomes more social online :: Riikka Vuorijärvi


2007

The following is a list of the main articles.

4/2007 FINLAND EXPORTS CULTURE – MUSIC IS BOOMING

Finland invests in cultural exporting :: Teemu Luukka
Speaking of money… an interview with Eicca Toppinen & Niklas Winter :: Riikka Vuorijärvi
Go East and West, young (wo)man :: Kai Amberla
Demand fuels cultural exports – the Finnish Cultural Institutes abroad :: Matti Tuomisto
Helsinki in Berlin :: Volker Michael
The lure of Berlin: tradition and experiments :: Ilkka Mattila
The tip of the iceberg – a mini-season of Finnish arts and culture in France :: Pierre Gervasoni
Life like Leif (Segerstam) :: Minna Lindgren
Juha Uusitalo’s rapid rise to the top :: Matti Tuomisto

 

3/2007 AVANT-GARDE AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC IN FINLAND
– IS THERE ANY TODAY?

Notes from the borderland – An interview with Jukka Tiensuu :: Risto Nieminen
Jukka Tiensuu – a sketch for a portrait :: Risto Nieminen
Avant-garde vis-à-vis experimental art :: Irmeli Hautamäki
Experimental music in Finland – Enjoying a Renaissance? :: Tanja Uimonen
Erkki Kurenniemi’s big project: building the future :: Mikko Ojanen
30 years with open ears :: Juha Torvinen
Petri Kuljuntausta explores the unknown :: Jukka Mikkola
How to create a cross-discipline artwork – and why? :: Teemu Mäki
Experimentalism in Finland – today :: Riikka Talvitie
Fonal Records – Music does not have removable rear spoilers :: Otto Talvio
Arenas for experimental music in Finland :: Juuso Paaso & Taneli Tuominen
Chilling out at the Avanto Festival :: Riikka Vuorijärvi

 

2/2007 FINLAND AT 90. (R)EVOLUTION IN SONG

New Olli Kortekangas opera in Savonlinna :: Samuli Tiikkaja
The unpolitician in Operaland :: Mikko Heiniö
“Expensive Toys” or how patriotic opera became universal :: Tomi Mäkelä
The singing revolution – the political song movement of 1970s :: Miska Rantanen
Records banned – a short history of YLE censorship :: Pekka Gronow
YLE in 2007: Today’s music for today’s listeners :: Matti Tuomisto & Axa Sorjanen
Anarchy in Karelia – the Sleepy Sleepers, politics and parody :: Jukka Lindfors
A summer of music by the sea :: Matti Lehtonen
Melartin, Sibelius and Kajanus: Connections, conspiracies and collusion :: Tuire Ranta-Meyer

 

1/2007 (THE SIBELIUS ACADEMY AT 125. MISSION: TO FOSTER AND RENEW)

Réka Szilvay – From pupil to professor in one single move :: Anu Karlson
In a spirit of pluralism – An interview with Gustav Djupsjöbacka :: Harri Kuusisaari
The Innovation Centre: New horizons in music and technology :: Jussi Kainulainen
Folk music is a business: New course for folk music managers :: Jussi Kainulainen
Kullervo transfigured – A new edition of Jean Sibelius’s work :: Glenda Dawn Goss
Jean Sibelius Works – ten years on :: Timo Virtanen
Music research in Finland reaches far and wide :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Times change, laments revive :: Anna-Liisa Tenhunen
Musica nova Helsinki: the four composers in focus :: Mikael Kosk
Heavy, heavier, Kalevala (the Finnish national epic & heavy rock music) :: Matti Riekki


2006

The following is a list of the main articles.

4/2006 (FINNS IN AMERICA – A MUSICAL AFFAIR)

How Finnish classical music and musicians made it in America :: Brian Wise
Esa-Pekka Salonen – A Finn in Los Angeles :: Peter Haffner
Karita Mattila – Darling of the Met :: Vesa Sirén
Osmo Vänskä makes the Minnesota Orchestra shine :: Matti Tuomisto
They went over the ocean: Rautavaara, Suokko, Tallgren :: Riikka Vuorijärvi
Revising recording: Ondine and The Philadelphia Orchestra :: Alyssa Timin
Oh, the streets are paved with gold in America – Finnish emigrants and Finnish music in the New World :: Tero Liete
Jazz – from Finland with respect :: Jan-Erik Holmberg
They, too, went over the ocean: Suonsaari, Perko :: Jussi Kainulainen
In America Finnish folk music competes in the world music market :: Mika Kauhanen
Go west, young man! – Musician & producer Janne Haavisto in America :: Santtu Luoto
Making it in the US – Finnish rock bands in America :: Sami Valkonen
The TV voice of an alternative nation: Three Finnish music video directors :: Antti-Ville Kärjä
The timeless quality of Finnish modernism :: Tim Howell
Airway to heaven – Air Guitar World Championships & Virtual Air Guitar :: Matti Tuomisto & Riikka Vuorijärvi

 

3/2006 (MUSIC EDUCATION IN FINLAND – MUSIC FOR ALL)

Music for life (on Finnish music education) :: Timo Klemettinen
The Finnish music schools and the role of government funding :: Marja Heimonen

Articles on basic music education:
The land of music playschools :: Mari Koppinen
The music playschool’s first steps :: Mari Koppinen
Soili Perkiö: Music helps children comprehend their lives :: Anu Ahola
Music from morning to night (on two pupils at the East Helsinki Music Comprehensive School) :: Mari Koppinen
Little girl, big kantele :: Terhi Karttunen
The Violin Kids – There to become lovers of music :: Pauliina Ylinen
Making music with young people: Markus Fagerudd is adopted by a music school :: Riitta Pietilä
Sámi youth embrace their traditional music :: Riikka Vuorijärvi
Music education in Lapland helped by remote technology :: Riikka Vuorijärvi
Music education technology in Finland :: Matti Ruippo
Notes for a revolution – The Figurenotes system enables the mentally handicapped to study music :: Ari Helander

Articles on vocational music education:
True modernisation of rock, pop, and jazz studies (on the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory) :: Jussi Kainulainen
Saxophonist Jussi Kannaste: “Systematic training gives Finnish jazz musicians a head start” :: Jussi Kainulainen
Anna-Kaisa Liedes, the voice doctor :: Marika Leed
Conductor Education in Finland :: Anu Konttinen

Columns:
Music in schools under pressure from academic subjects :: Reijo Aittakumpu
Music for all (on adult education) :: Heljä Nurmela
Music, education, and post-modern media :: Kari Kurkela

 

2/2006 (MUSIC & MONEY – THEME AND VARIATIONS)

Finland supports its artists (on the Finnish Arts Council system) :: Mari Koppinen
Brighter times ahead for Finnish orchestras :: Antti Häyrynen
European cooperation as a tool (on opera education & networking) :: Outi Haapanen
Virtuosi in Kuhmo (Centre of Expertise for Chamber Music) :: Tuulikki Karjalainen
Helsinki Music Centre going up in the heart of the city :: Osmo Palonen
Private funding keeps Finnish music festivals alive :: Matti Tuomisto
Kimmo Hakola & Festival-as-artwork :: Samuli Tiikkaja
Pump Pump Tom Tom Hallelujah – Why? (Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest) :: Kati Sinisalo

1/2006 (THE STRING QUARTET IN FINLAND TODAY)

Young Meta4 from Finland: First we take Berlin :: Mari Koppinen
The string quartet and a smell of warm buns :: Jouni Kaipainen
Good music and enough advertisement ensure a good audience (on Ilari Angervo and his string quartet concert series) :: Marika Leed
Professor Puumala’s perspectives: Keeping all options open :: Lauri Kilpiö
Kusti Aerila, Kajanus’s clarinettist :: Paavo Helistö
The Sorrows of Young Adriana (on Kaija Saariaho’s new opera) :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Dägä Dägä – Numminen’s smiling Dadaism :: Christian Gasser


2005

The following is a list of the main articles.

4/2005 (MIDEM 2006 Opening Night, 22 January 2006)

Classical music in Finland: A modern miracle :: Harri Kuusisaari
Finnish rock’s move out into the world :: Ilkka Mattila
Finnish electronic music plays to its own tune :: Jonathan Mander
Folk music in Finland: New directions with a firm basis in tradition :: Mika Kauhanen
Jazz through a Finnish filter :: Jan-Erik Holmberg
The popular music business in Finland: Stronger than ever :: Jonathan Mander

 

3/2005 (Composers discover Lapland and Karelia)

The lure of the boondocks :: Simo Häyrynen
The music of Ultima Thule :: Kimmo Korhonen
Music in Lapland: tourist potential :: Jaakko Tahkolahti
Light from the east :: Antti Häyrynen
Small Karelian cultures exposed to peril :: Anastasia Salo
Sibelius and Finnish-Karelian folk music :: Veijo Murtomäki
The national character of Soviet Karelian music :: Pekka Suutari
Something new from something old [on folk music] :: Mika Kauhanen
FMQ – an ever-expanding information pack on Finnish music :: Antero Karttunen
The Society of Finnish Composers is an organisation of experts :: Mikko Heiniö
Major emotions but no compromises [on recording company Ondine] :: Liisamaija Hautsalo

 

2/2005 (Finnish Jazz – Out of the blue and in tune)

Finland in the global jazz economy  :: Stuart Nicholson
Recent trends in Finnish jazz – the last ten years :: Jan-Erik Holmberg
Finnish jazz through the eyes of a Norwegian :: Jan Granlie
Three decades of Finnish big band excellence :: Petri Silas
Jazz composers try their wings outside established currents :: Mats Liljeroos
Verneri Pohjola – The reluctant leader of the jazz pack :: Petri Silas
The Return of the Horseman :: Pekka Hako

 

1/2005 (Finnish composers post Modernism)

Waiting for the great synthesis. Finnish composers post modernism :: Mats Liljeroos
“Modernism is a way of thinking, not so much a technique.” Comments by Eero Hämeenniemi, Jaakko Kuusisto, Lauri Kilpiö, Hannu Pohjannoro and Riikka Talvitie.
Martti Talvela, the immortal Finnish bass :: Pekka Hako
Sibelius letters to Armas Järnefelt discovered :: Vesa Sirén
A maestra in the making. Portrait of conductor Eva Ollikainen :: Anu Konttinen
“My works have a clear pulsative feel.” :: Marika Leed
Composer Seppo Pohjola portrayed


2004

The following is a list of the main articles.

4/2004

Sound mirrors of the mind :: Jari Sinkkonen
Music therapy –  an individual approach to care and rehabilitation :: Esa Ala-Ruona, Päivi Jordan-Kilkki
The joy of learning is for everyone :: Annukka Knuuttila
Robert Kajanus and the ‘Rimsky-Korsakov affair’ :: Helena Tyrväinen
“It’s a great feeling to realise you can review your aesthetic ideals”. A portrait of pianist Paavali Jumppanen :: Lotta Emanuelsson
Travelling in time. Kronos and Kimmo Pohjonen Kluster melt into one in Uniko :: Jussi Niemi
L’amour de loin. The Finnish premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s opera :: Kimmo Korhonen
Finland’s national anthem, Runeberg and Finnish artistic identity :: Tomi Mäkelä

 

3/2004

Strange, striking and sometimes commercial. The state of Finnish pop in the year 2004 :: Samuli Knuuti
How to be Finnish (in popular music) :: Pekka Gronow
The biggest Finnish rock stars, HIM and  The Rasmus, are the new generation’s success stories :: Ilkka Mattila
Finnish heavy rock is “Big in Japan” :: Timo Isoaho
The world is my oyster. Finnish world music in 2004 :: Petri Silas
Fresh thinking and new methods in Finnish jazz production :: Markus Partanen
ELVIS is alive and well in Finland. 50 years of melodies and lyrics :: Pekka Nissilä
A history of Finnish popular music :: Paavo Helistö

 

2/2004

A big ship turns slowly.  Are the Finnish orchestras on a safe course? :: Antti Häyrynen
In quest of a tradition. Conductor and violinist John Storgårds :: Anu Konttinen
‘More than anything, the orchestral  musician needs to be inspired.’ :: Jukka-Pekka Lehto
Amicable choral sparring partners. The Helsinki University Chorus and the Polytech Choir represent two aspects of the Finnish male choir :: Kimmo Korhonen
Two kinds of tenors: Topi Lehtipuu – Baroque opera star  with a rock and gospel background ; Mika Pohjonen – Italian opera hero with a tango background :: Harri Kuusisaari
Musical pictures of an industrial town. Music, art, and industrial patronage shake hands in Mänttä :: Anu Karlson
Armas Launis, opera composer :: Pekka Hako
The cunning linguists. Paleface and Don Johnson Big Band prove that the best rap doesn’t always come from the Bronx or South Central :: Jussi Niemi
Ten years in the new opera house :: Kimmo Korhonen
A yearful of events in three months :: Pirkko Kotirinta

 

1/2004

The promised land of music halls :: Matti Tuomisto
Acoustic crescendo. Orchestras benefit from electro-acoustic rehearsal hall Data gloves and air guitar :: Kuisma Eskola
Juha Leiviskä’s drawings look like musical scores :: Nicholas Mayow
On the fringes of musical inquiry: Soundscape research :: Helmi Järviluoma
Radiophonics – somewhere between drama and music :: Petri Kuljuntausta
The Tapiola Choir at 40 – is the magic still there? :: Anu Karlson
An Impresario and a Gentleman. Edvard Fazer founds Finland’s first concert agency :: Anu Ahola


2003

The following is a list of the main articles.

4/2003

Finnish folk music today – and tomorrow? :: Paavo Helistö
Reinventing the old folk sounds :: Hannu Tolvanen
The serious business of shouting :: Samuli Knuuti
Folk music is an indefinable concept. Young musician Johanna Juhola :: Anu Karlson
Directions in music by Jarmo Saari :: Petri Silas
Turku’s Sibelius Museum is a storehouse of information for the researcher :: Anu Karlson
“The best Finnish opera choir in the world” :: Anu Karlson

3/2003

An ancient instrument enters the modern era :: Arto Sirén
There’s even an electric clavichord these days! :: Anu Karlson
“A sweet, delightful sound”. The cembal d’amour :: Eva Helenius-Öberg
The wonders of the human voice :: Päivi Loponen
Let’s play house! :: Leena Lehtinen
Sensitive sounds of daily chores. The group Cleaning Women :: Ilkka Mattila
Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Rasputin is a grand synthesis :: Pekka Hako
Art music for the accordion. Portrait of accordionist Mika Väyrynen :: Harri Kuusisaari
Oceanides. The whole story :: Andrew G. Barnett

2/2003

Music and meaning. Opera in the vernacular or au naturel? :: Paula Nurmentaus
Kalevi Aho: Music speaks true even when words lie :: Anu Karlson
Opera librettos translated in two ways :: Dietrich Assmann
Liisa Ryömä loves music theatre but has her doubts about opera :: Anu Karlson
Growth in music for the theatre :: Harri Kuusisaari
The two cycles of Finnish progressive rock :: Petri Silas
Henrik Otto Donner: “We need more dialogue  between the institutions and the arts outside them” :: Anu Karlson
Mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi  hastening slowly into the heavyweight series :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Tauno Marttinen, composer of intuition and inspiration :: Juha Torvinen

1/2003

The magic of dusky wood and reed. New music for clarinet :: Paavo Helistö
Kari Kriikku – ready for both serious quests and circus  acts Mikael Helasvuo – roaming on the bounds of possibility :: Anu Karlson
Sliding in sound. Material and  immaterial images in Kaija Saariaho’s flute music :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Wind music in Finland. From military band to youth orchestra :: Kari Laitinen
In search of a lost chamber work.  Introducing Jean Sibelius’s En Saga Septet for Flute, Clarinet, and Strings :: Gregory Barrett
Päivinen’s progress. A portrait of saxophonist/composer Pepa Päivinen
The dreamteam of Finnish improvisation
Helsinki-Saint Petersburg-Paris.  The Franco-Russian Alliance and Finnish-French musical relations :: Helena Tyrväinen


2002

The following is a list of the main articles.

4/2002

Some thoughts on liturgical music of a professional composer :: Jyrki Linjama
“The best hymnbook for us” :: Sinikka Kontio
Harald Andersén. A reformer of Finnish church music :: Markku Kilpiö
The church, a concert hall or a place for divine service? :: Folke Forsman
Can organ music become a sacrament? :: Jan Lehtola
Finnish church operas ponder faith and humanity :: Kimmo Korhonen
The awkward relationship of gospel and rock in Finland :: Jussi Niemi
Sibelius caught in a political vortex :: Veijo Murtomäki
Adorno vs. Sibelius. Seconds out for the final round? :: Vesa Sirén
France Ellegaard – Scandinavian queen of pianists :: Petri Sariola

3/2002

Finland encounters the world. From the monoculture to a multicultural society :: Antti Häyrynen
Immigrant music and multiculturalism :: Erkki Pekkilä
African music in Finland :: Mikko Saarela
A manju on two continents. A portrait of Arnold Chiwalala from Tansania :: Auli Räsänen
Finnish contacts with Carnatic music :: Eero Hämeenniemi
Does Finland finnicise the composer? :: Harri Kuusisaari
A portrait of composer Jovanka Trbojevic :: Umayya Abu-Hanna
A Finnish-Hungarian alliance. Music teachers Géza and Csaba Szilvay :: Liisa Lauerma
The mad year of Finnish hip hop :: Petri Silas
The truthful guitar. A portrait of Ismo Eskelinen :: Harri Kuusisaari
Going global. Post-was trends in Finnish performing art :: Matti Huttunen

2/2002

Mythical Finland-Swedish Identity :: Merete Mazzarella
A composer well in harmony with his own time. Romantic modernist Lars Karlsson has become a modern romantic :: Mats Liljeroos
Pit or podium. Söderblom & Sons (= Ulf, Erik och Jan Söderblom) :: Paula Nurmentaus
Magnus Lindberg – cosmopolitan Swedish Finn :: Liisa Lauerma
“Har du visor, min vän?” The Finnish-Swedish songs :: Åke Grandell
My Swedish :: Mikko Heiniö
Songwriter Georg Malmstén delighted both children and adults :: Pekka Jalkanen
Cult and canon. Finnish music in the 1920s and 30s :: Matti Huttunen
Between Classicism and Eclecticism. Pacius’ The Hunt of King Charles – a piece of loyalist anti-nationalism :: Tomi Mäkelä
Early Modernism in Finnish music. The works of  Aarre Merikanto from the opera Juha to the Symphonic Study :: Lauri Kilpiö

1/2002

Composers young and free :: Riikka Talvitie
Precision work by instinct. Kimmo Hakola is an independent voice in postmodernism :: Juhani Nuorvala
From hobby to profession. Music therapy in Finland :: Jaakko Erkkilä
New viewpoints, new meanings. Cultural musicology in Finland :: Milla Tiainen
Searching for a synthesis. An introduction to semiotics with Eero Tarasti :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Popular music studies in Finland :: Antti-Ville Kärjä
(National) Romanticism in the performance of music :: Matti Huttunen
Berlin – a magnet for Finnish musicians :: Vesa Sirén


2001

The following is a list of the main articles.

4/2001 (Erik Bergman)

Erik Bergman at 90 :: Lauri Kilpiö
The Finnish musicscape from the Middle Ages to the Baroque :: Matti Huttunen
Jorma Silvasti from Savonlinna :: Anu Karlson
Uusinta – the last word in new music :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Anu Komsi is a soprano whose motto is versatility :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Pioneer of the Finnish hit – Jaakko Salovaara :: Ilkka Mattila
Kimmo Pohjonen and vanguard accordion :: Petri Silas
Finnish culture institutes abroad

3/2001 (The Finnish track record: 100 years)

A hundred years of Finnish recordings :: Pekka Gronow
The classical music record in Finland :: Antti Häyrynen
Early Sibelius recordings in Finland :: Antti Häyrynen
Finlandia Records’ creative force – Jaakko Borg :: Pekka Hako
Naturalised Finnish tango puts out new shoots :: Pirkko Kotirinta
Jukka Perko and Blue Note :: Petri Silas
Joonas Kokkonen, the apostle of musical humanism :: Mats Liljeroos
Earworms and other wonders – The first 300 years of the Finnish hymnal :: Markus Tapio
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding – Portrait of pianist Risto Lauriala :: Anu Jaantila
Attraction of opposites — a portrait of Tapani Rinne, a total musician :: Jussi Niemi

2/2001 (Building Instruments)

Jean Sibelius conducts :: Vesa Siren
The one and only recording by Sibelius himself :: Vesa Siren
Organ building in Finland today :: Peter Peitsalo
The clavichord in Finland :: Pentti Pelto
The roots and branches of the handcrafted guitar in Finland :: Petri Silas
Music, joy and five strings: Kantele 2000 :: Anna-Liisa Tenhunen
The kantele dispels the myth :: Pirkko Kotirinta
Maris Gothoni – a young man dedicated to music :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
In quest of the great synthesis – A portrait of composer Jukka Linkola :: Mats Liljeroos
More new Finnish operas :: Kimmo Korhonen

1/2001 (Brass Year 2001)

The sparkle and shine of Finnish brass :: Kimmo Korhonen
The hippopotamus sings and dances –  Harri Lidsle is raising the profile of the tuba :: Harri Kuusisaari
From trumpeting to trumpet art – Jouko Harjanne makes the trumpet sing :: Harri Kuusisaari
Reveille! Finnish military bands march in time :: Kari Laitinen
The summer that changed the course of history – Holger Fransman studies the French horn in Vienna 1931 :: Paavo Helistö
Music where different genres meet, Hämeenniemi, Heininen and Lintinen discover the big band phenomenon :: Lauri Kilpiö
Sermilä – the all-rounder :: Anu Karlso
Markku Veijonsuo – the trombone and beyond :: Petri Silas
The crazy year of Finnish opera :: Kimmo Korhonen


2000

The following is a list of the main articles.

3-4/2000 (Digital Dancing)

From Letkis to Freestyler (Exporting popular Finnish music) :: Jari Muikku
Wimme Saari is the modern master of the archaic Sámi way of singing  :: Jussi Niemi
CD defies the internet :: Harri Hautala
Making an opera like running the 100 metres (Baritone Gabriel Suovanen portrayed) :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Old music in new bottles :: Jukka Kemppinen
“Juhani Liimatainen, Period Instruments” (A Sound Designer is a Musician that doesn’t Exist) :: Anu Karlson
Algorithmic Music and Motion :: Pauli Laine
Computer assisted music: identification and retrieval :: Kjell Lemström
IRCAM in Helsinki :: Anu Karlson
From marriage to cohabitation (Music and dance enjoy an entente cordiale full of opportunities and problems) :: Harri Kuusisaari
Unafraid of shrieks, shouts and whispers (Timo Nuoranne, seduced by tradition) :: Anu Jaantila
Witches, Vampires and Comic Strip Heroes (Opera Skaala makes modern opera based on strong principles and a small budget) :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Simply unadorned and crystal-clear (Kaija Saariaho’s Love From Afar is modern opera at its most beautiful) :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
A Cornucopia of Kaija Saariaho (PRISMA CD-ROM – The Musical World of Kaija Saariaho. WSOY, New Media 1999) :: Anne Sivuoja-Gunaratnam

2/2000 (Uuno Klami at 100)

The success story of the man who forged the Sampo (100th anniversary of Uuno Klami) :: Helena Tyrväinen
Alice in a Wonderland of interactive musical skills :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Modernism with a human face. Composer Tapio Tuomela portrayed :: Mats Liljeroos
Composer Markus Fagerrudd: “I’m the luckiest man I’ve ever met” :: Osmo Tapio Räihälä
Finnish composers inspired by folk music :: Kimmo Korhonen
Folk Opera Lives :: Harri Kuusisaari
The Age is born. Three new operas at the Savonlinna Festival  :: Pekka Hako
The New Sibelius Hall in Lahti: Tuning Timber’s Timbre :: Matti Tuomisto

1/2000 (Erkki Melartin)

Erkki Melartin, Painter, Composer, Philosopher :: Inkeri Pitkäranta
Erkki Melartin, a Symphonic Composer of International Stature? :: Osmo Tapio Räihälä
The Music Heard in Turku Cathedral :: Fabian Dahlström
Gregoriana Fennica. Memory of Bishop Henry lives on :: Ilkka Taitto
Lusty Northern Orchestras Challenge the South :: Harri Hautala
The New Finnish Opera Boom  :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
Shaping the Future :: Tisa Ng
Music Has No Gender  (“Don’t call me a female conductor”, says Susanna Mälkki) :: Harri Kuusisaari
The Spirit of Free Music Comes to Finland. Charles Gill and Jazz’s European Identity :: Tom Sandberg
Opting for Finland, Jorma Hynninen’s Choice :: Anu Karlson

1999

Editor-in-chief: Kai Amberla

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1999 HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG

The road to St. Petersburg :: Antti Häyrynen
Alexander Scriabin and the white nights of Finland :: Petri Sariola
Ernest Pingoud shapes the future – Russian-Finnish cosmopolitan and disciple of Scriabin :: Erkki Salmenhaara
Musical progress :: Ernst Pingoud
New underground – the rebirth of the Helsinki-St. Petersburg connection :: Sami Hyrskylahti
Helsinki 2000 – A musical start to the millennium :: Harri Hautala
Seal broken on secret Sibelius file :: Vesa Sirén
Folk music flourishes at Kaustinen – innovation and conservation :: Kaisa Iitti
The heavens light up, Composer Pehr Henrik Nordgren portrayed :: Paavo Helistö
Rune-singing is still alive in Finland :: Paavo Helistö
Not by Sibelius alone, conductor Osmo Vänskä portrayed :: Matti Tuomisto
Young artist breaking through – Uljas Voitto Pulkkis, a Wagnerian with a computer :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
News, New releases

3/99 FILM MUSIC PAINTS THE FINNISH MINDSCAPE

Music invades the silver screen :: Harri Kuusisaari
The aesthetics of Finnish music videos :: Antti-Ville Kärjä
Journeys of the heart (on students of composition going abroad) :: Juha T. Koskinen, Lotta Wennäkoski, Johan Tallgren
Zagros is a vocation – free, youthful chamber orchestra with a difference is its own master:: Harri Hautala
Hannu Lintu, conductor :: Harri Kuusisaari
Raising lifelong music-lovers (on education in music institutes) :: Anu Karlson
Facts about Finnish music life :: Kai Amberla
Ambassador for Finnish music – Tauno Hannikainen, conductor :: Seija Lappalainen
On being a composer in Finland – Marathon man paces himself for the opera :: Mikko Heiniö
Young artist breaking through – Per aspera ed astra, violinist Réka Szilvay portrayed :: Liisamaija Hautsalo
New Releases, Records

2/1999 CHILDREN CHALLENGE THE COMPOSERS

Composers and kids :: Jyrki Linjama
New music provides substance for education projects :: Matti Tuomisto
Promenade music and a carte blanche for itchy fingers (on a music weekend at the National Gallery) :: Anu Karlson
Discovering the music around me :: Anssi Karttunen
Children’s music from a land in semi-shadow – Harri Wessman writes east but challenging music for children :: Kaisa Iitti
Shaping the future (on the future of art) :: Simon Frith
”More pathos, please!” – notes by conductor Jussi Jalas discovered, recording his conversations with Jean Sibelius :: Vesa Sirén
Aulis Sallinen, strong and simple :: Martin Anderson
Pianist Ilmo Ranta lets Lied take the lead :: Anu Karlson
A DJ is an artist, too! :: Ilkka Mattila
Reviews, Records

1/1999 THE ADVENTURES OF DON JEAN – SHEDDING NEW LIGHT ON SIBELIUS

Sibelius – the view from the podium (conductors thoughts on Sibelius) :: Vesa Sirén
The adventures of Don Jean (on love in Sibelius early works) :: Veijo Murtomäki
The continuing adventures of Sibelius’ Wood-Nymphs :: Eija Kurki
Corporal, not intellectual – Composer Juhani Nuorvala portrayed :: Osmo Tapio Räihälä
Reflections on a blue and white keyboard – piano playing in Finland before the 2nd World War :: Margit Rahkonen
Doktor Faustus on the keyboard (on pianist-composer Ferruccio Busoni) :: Petri Sariola
On being a composer in Finland: Autumnal diary :: Veli-Matti Puumala
Reviews, News, Records

 

1998

Editor-in-chief: Kai Amberla

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1998 – MUSICAL BRIDGES FROM FINLAND TO ESTONIA, THE NATION OF THE SINGING REVOLUTION

Finland and Estonia. A brief historical overview :: Seppo Zetterberg
Literary contacts (on Finnish and Estonian literarure) :: Kai Laitinen
In Estonia, music is celebration (on song festivals etc) :: Antti Häyrynen
Composer Tauno Pylkkänen – the last of the Romantics and a friend of Estonia :: Jussi-Pekka Aukia
New winds in Estonian music :: Kalevi Aho
Conductor Juha Kangas builds a bridge between Finland and the Baltic republics :: Anu Karlson
Computer aid to composition – new musical territories to explore :: Jean-Baptiste Barrière
PW Constraints – Magnus Lindberg’s Engine (on computer aid to composition):: Mikael Laurson
Shaping the future – The future, and the weight of the past (column on the future of art) :: Eero Tarasti
Musician-composer Jarmo Savolainen – a black and white timeline in jazz :: Petri Silas
Young artist breaking through – pianist Antti Siirala, young Beethoven champion :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Reviews, News, Records

3/1998 – THE FINE ART OF COMPOSITION TEACHING, A SHORT HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN FINLAND

”Can you teach composition… to a Chinaman by phone at 5 am?” :: Paavo Heininen
Einojuhani Rautavaara gave support and space :: Olli Kortekangas
The quest for identity – Kaija Saariaho spends a year in Finland :: Anni Heino
Esa-Pekka Salonen, the composer behind the conductor :: Antti Häyrynen
Shaping the future (column on the future of art) :: Esa Leskinen
Pioneers and explorers. Electronic music in Finland :: Jukka Ruohomäki
Mastering music technology (on music technology at the Sibelius Academy) :: Andrew Bentley
Umo Jazz Orchestra, the Flagship of Finnish jazz :: Tom Sandberg
Jumping musical fences – studio wizard Esa Kotilainen :: Jussi Niemi
On being a composer in Finland – A composer needs water and silence :: Jukka Linkola
Young artist breaks through – Lotta Wennäkoski searching for her own voice :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Reviews, New releases, Records

2/1998 – WHEN OLD IS NEW

The jazz singer and early music :: Anssi Mattila
Baroque without wigs – early music Finnish style (on baroque ensembles) :: Harri Kuusisaari
When old is new and new is old (on Markku Luolajan-Mikkola and the viola da gamba) :: Matti Tuomisto
The kantele – from epic to eclecticism :: Hannu Saha
The kantele conquering new areas :: Andrew Cronshaw
Shaping the future (column on the future of art) :: Sir John Drummond
Music ancient and modern – composer Herman Rechberger portrayed :: Kimmo Korhonen
Music making is a way of living and thinking (on composer Herman Rechberger) :: Anu Karlson
Charting a periphery – the instrumental anti-racism of Jukka Tiensuu :: Harri Suilamo
On being a composer in Finland – The moon at Three Windows :: Harri Vuori
Jimi Tenor and the unbearable lightness of marginal low-fi cool :: Jussi Niemi
Young artist breaking through – Panu Luosto :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Reviews, New releases, Records

1/1998 – TAMPERE, FROM FACTORY CHIMNEYS TO CULTURE PALACES

Workers’ culture in a working town :: Ulla Jaskari & Kimmo Kestinen
The Tampere Hall reaches out to the man in the street :: Matti Tuomisto
The Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra seeks national visibility :: Matti Tuomisto
Yes, there IS life in Tampere after ice hockey :: Jouni Kaipainen
Rock according to Tampere :: Jussi Niemi
The third side of the operatic triangle – Tampere Opera, professionalism without routine :: Harri Kuusisaari
Tampere conservatoire reaching out to Europe :: Anu Karlson
Tampere Jazz Happening keeps the beat :: Tom Sandberg
High tide for Magnus Lindberg :: Antti Häyrynen
France stages Lindberg retrospective :: Anni Heino
Markus Maskuniitty nurtures the Finnish horn tradition – from Berlin :: Anu Karlson
Young artist breaking through – First prize and lots of confidence to Joonas Pohjonen :: Ainomaija Pennanen
News, Records
Index 1997

 

1997

Editor-in-chief: Kai Amberla

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1997 – SELIM PALMGREN, PORTRAIT OF A LYRICIST

Selim Palmgren, lyricist :: Jouni Kaipainen
A vocal duet of technique and the heart – bass singer Jaakko Ryhänen portrayed :: Matti Tuomisto
Can women’s studies change the world of music? – new perspectives on Finnish music and music research :: Pirkko Moisala
Nighthawk at the organ – organist Kalevi Kiviniemi portrayed :: Kaisa Iitti
From virtuosity to meditation – The Finnish concertos of the 1990s :: Kimmo Korhonen
On being a composer in Finland – Great art is not conceived in a Procrustean bed :: Kimmo Hakola
”We are all composers” – A revolution in music education :: Anu Karlson
”Finnish culture has so much to give” – jazz musicians Jukka Perko and Severi Pyysalo draw inspiration from their roots :: Tom Sandberg
Young artists breaking through: Where there’s a will there’s a way – Mikko Franck plays the orchestra :: Anu Karlson
The Finnish record industry – a musical horn of plenty :: Jari Muikku
Reviews, News, Records

3/1997 – CROSSING BORDERS

The search for musical chiasma – The freewheeling adventures of composer-arranger Riku Niemi :: Matti Tuomisto
Waltari takes metal for a ride …into the future :: Jussi Niemi
Crossing borders. What is it? :: Seppo Knuuttila
Heikki Sarmanto up close and personal – The man who took Finnish jazz to the world is writing more than ever :: Hannu Lahtonen
Artistic freedom is not for sale – violinist-conductor John Storgårds places music before career :: Harri Kuusisaari
On being a composer in Finland – The fine art of building bridges :: Markus Fagerudd
”New music is the musician’s best teacher” – Tuija Hakkila shuttles between the fortepiano and the modern grand :: Anu Karlson
Young artists breaking through – pianist Henri Sigfridsson considers himself a lucky man :: Kirsi-Marja Nevamäki
Reviews, News, Records

2/1997 – SIBELIUS ACADEMY, CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Yes, size does count! (on the Sibelius Academy) :: Lassi Rajamaa
Arts universities are the pioneers of internationalism (interview with minister of education Olli-Pekka Heinonen) :: Anu Karlson
Pianist Liisa Pohjola and composer Usko Meriläinen talking about music and performance :: Anu Karlson
The Sibelius Academy continuing education centre – tradition meets innovation :: Erkki Lehtiranta
Searching for close resemblance in music (on research and pitch-class set theory) :: Marcus Castrén
”I want to teach the world to jazz!” (Raoul Björkenheim, Anders Jormin and Jukkis Uotila on jazz education) :: Petri Silas
Young heroes of the Junior Academy :: Anni Heino
13-year old Lauri wields the baton (on the Junior Academy conducting class) :: Anni Heino
The Sibelius Academy through others’ eyes (interviews with Alberto Hold-Garrido and Victor Chestopal) :: Kirsi-Marja Nevamäki
Double concerto – the two lives of musician-composer Jaakko Kuusisto :: Anu Karlson
Finno-Ugrian tradition – those women! (on folk vocal ensemble MeNaiset) :: Riitta Pietilä
The degree reform – unfortunate accident or start of a new florescence? :: Tuula Kotilainen
Reviews, News, Records
Finnish music on CDs – a selection excluding Sibelius :: Pekka Hako

1/1997 – LAND OF A THOUSAND CHOIRS

Choirs, myths and Finnishness :: Einojuhani Rautavaara
Youth leads the way (on choirs for children and young) :: Kari Turunen
Conductor Sakari Oramo faces the challenge [in Birmingham] with his feet firmly on the ground :: Harri Kuusisaari
Leevi Madetoja, an architect of the mind :: Matti Hyökki
Composer Olli Kortekangas – fascinated by the interaction between the human voice and text :: Kimmo Korhonen
Chamber choir awaits Prince Charming (on the chamber choir movement) :: Pekka Sipilä
Training the choir leaders of the future (on choral conducting studies in Finland) :: Timo Nuoranne
Choral singing! For pleasure or for hire? :: Tapani Länsiö
The Peter Schreier choir from Finland :: Hannu Apajalahti
Finnish vocal ensembles spiral upwards :: Risto Nordell
Reviews, Records, News
Index 1996

 

1996

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1996 HISTORIA ET DISCOGRAPHIA MUSICAE FINNICAE
Articles (unless otherwise mentioned) compiled from the book series History of Finnish Music, written by Fabian Dahlström, Erkki Salmenhaara and Mikko Heiniö, published by WSOY

A little by way of background
From the arrival of Swedes to the romantic era
Sibelius and his shadows
The Sibelius concerto still holds a record :: Martti Haapakoski
The mainstream of national romanticism
On the threshold of the new
The music of our time
Finnish folk music and jazz :: Jari Muikku
Joonas Kokkonen 1921–1996 :: Antero Karttunen
The road to mental music :: Joonas Kokkonen (published first in 1988)
Records, Reviews, News
Pekka Perussävel, the Finnish composer :: Jarmo Sermilä

3/1996 YOUNG ARTISTS TAKE THE STAGE

Pekka Kuusisto, the grinning violinist :: Minna Lindgren
Brussels Piano Competition sends Laura Mikkola into Orbit :: Auli Räsänen
Kalevi Aho in very good shape, and composing in a confessional vein :: Jouni Kaipainen
Young Composers greet the new Millennium :: Seppo Pohjola, Tuomas Kantelinen, Jukka Koskinen and Juha T. Koskinen
The feminine accordion touch – Maria Kalaniemi :: Pirkko Kotirinta
Rinneradio – open dialogue in all channels :: Jussi Niemi
Kirsi Tiihonen – Finland’s new Verdi soprano finds her way into opera :: Matti Tuomisto
Jaakko Luoma, bassoon – One foot in Espoo, one in Paris :: Heljä Nurmela
Delightful letters by young Sibelius :: Glenda Dawn Goss
Growing old gracefully and other tough questions (on Ruisrock and Pori Jazz) :: William Moore
Reviews, News

2/1996 FINLAND – LAND OF SUMMER FESTIVALS

Finland Festivals – what is it? (Finland as a festival country) :: Tuomo Tirkkonen
Juha sparks off great Finnish opera boom – the Savonlinna Opera Festival returns from its odyssey :: Matti Tuomisto
Paavo Heininen – a profile :: Guy Rickards
Kuhmo Chamber Music – enjoy! :: Anu Karlson
The Kaustinen Folk Music Festival :: Paavo Helistö
The Karelian spirit of Rääkkylä’s Kihaus :: Sirkka Halonen
The Kuopio Festival broadens its worldview :: Auli Räsänen
The Joensuu Festival 1996: The forest sings, Karelia speaks :: Tuula-Liina Varis
Conductor Juha Kangas: ”Raising an orchestra is like organic farming” :: Anu Karlson
Crusell Week – Small, but full of surprises :: Heljä Salonen
Breathing fresh air into the Summer of Brass :: Antti Pajamo
Reviews, News, Records, The sixth Tampere Biennale
Finland Festivals list

1/1996 – MEET MUSICAL TURKU

Turku past and present (chronology)
A stroll round the Old Square in Åbo :: Fabian Dahlström
The Turku Philharmonic, Finland’s oldest symphony orchestra :: Kalevi Kuosa
Turku, a city of singers :: Gottfrid Gräsbeck
Turku Music Festival – something old, something new :: Alarik Repo
Turku, festival capital of Finland – Ruisrock and Down By The Laituri :: Kari Sammo
Musicology at the University of Turku – and Mikko Heiniö’s divided year :: Anu Karlson
The Sibelius Museum, specialist in the sound of music :: Ilpo Tolvas
The Turku Conservatory, a model from the provinces :: Riitta Pietilä
From a tortoise to a greyhound – and a profession, pianist Matti Raekallio portrayed :: Riitta Pietilä
Finland – supplier of Europe’s cellists? The Turku Cello Competition :: Arne Rousi
The sun also rises in Turku (on the underground magazine Aamurusko) :: Pekka Gronow
Records, Reviews, News
Index 1995

 

1995

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1995 – Sibelius at 130
Life before Kullervo? – the early works of Jean Sibelius :: Kari Kilpeläinen
Sibelius and the theatre at the turn of the century :: Eija Kurki
”One of those ‘national geniuses’ – and Axel with his twelve schnapps before the soup” – Mahler’s Helsinki concert in 1907 :: Paavo Helistö
Sibelius the archeologist :: Antero Karttunen
Sibelius lived next door… (on Järvenpää and Ainola, Sibelius’ home) :: Antero Karttunen
Sibelius eight, what happened to it? :: Kari Kilpeläinen
”Sibelius’s apostle”, Olin Downes :: Glenda Dawn Goss
Georg Schnéevoigt, champion of Sibelius – Finland’s first wayfaring maestro :: Martti Haapakoski
Pages from an arranger’s diary :: Jouni Kaipainen
True and false Andante festivo :: Antero Karttunen
Scene and Heard, News, Records

3/1995
The Finnish folk ballad, offshoot of the European tradition :: Anneli Asplund
Katri Helena – a legacy in song to the nation :: Maarit Niiniluoto
Cheap flights in time and apace – the 22-Pistepirkko rocks between stone age and hi-tech :: Jussi Niemi
Once I waited for someone – the story of the Finnish tango :: Pekka Gronow
The Tango Festival in Seinäjoki – tango capital of Finland :: Ilpo Hakasalo
Iiro Rantala – jazz pianist from the sunny side of the street :: Hannu Lehtonen
Finnish ambient music – cool transparency :: Ilkka Mattila
From lament to success story – the Society of Finnish Composers at 50 :: Erkki Salmenhaara
From the depths to the heights – Finnish and musical pluralism in Finnish record production :: Jari Muikku
Thirty years young – Pori Jazz marches on :: Hannu Lahtonen
Reviews, News

2/1995
We are the champions – or are we? (an interview with 5 Composers – Jarmo Sermilä, Kalevi Aho, Eero Hämeenniemi, Tapani Länsiö, Veli-Matti Puumala) :: Anu Karlson
A panorama of the 20th century in Magnus Lindberg’s Aura :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Narrative in broad strokes – Jouni Kaipainen’s 2nd symhony :: Seppo Pohjola
Young composers of the 1990’s buffeted by the winds of change :: Kimmo Korhonen
Time of Music – Viitasaari summer academy :: Anu Karlson
Three-dimensional, concrete – on the perception of Finnish music :: Reinhard Oehlschlägel
No longer is Sibelius ”le plus mauvais compositeur du monde” :: Helena Tyrväinen
Every composer’s home should have one… A Karttunen, that is (interview with sellist Anssi Karttunen) :: Minna Lindgren
Being a composer in Finland – an Ostrobothnian perspective :: Pehr Henrik Nordgren
The symphony in Finland since 1945: a british perspective :: Guy Rickards
First performances of Finnish works in 1994
The Helsinki Biennale – a dialogue between composer and performer :: Juhani Nuorvala
Records, Reviews

1/1995 HELSINKI – CAPITAL OF MUSIC

Important dates in Helsinki’s musical history
The popular concerts of Sibelius and Kajanus in the 1890’s :: Fabian Dahlström
Well-orchestrated Helsinki (on orchestras in the city) :: Antti Pajamo
Leif Segerstam’s positive Life-score – ”Just live, and it writes itself” :: Minna Lindgren
Being a composer in Helsinki – Helsinki notes :: Jouni Kaipainen
Opera in Helsinki – from travelling repertory companies to the new opera house :: Antero Karttunen
The Sibelius Week – Finland’s oldest music festival :: Paavo Helistö
Veijo Varpio’s Helsinki Festival – art on the wings of spectacle :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Helsinki Biennale 1981–95 :: Heikki Valsta
”Helsinki has it all” – city of music education and research :: Anu Karlson
A melting pot of jazz generations (on jazz life in Helsinki) :: Jari Muikku
The musical tastes of Helsinki’s young – postmodernism and national culture :: Jaana Lähteenmaa
A home for pluralism and crossover arts :: Riitta Pietilä
Helsinki, driving force in Finnish choral life :: Kari Turunen
News
Index 1994

 

1994

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1994

The many faces of the yoik :: Heikki Laitinen
Ralf Gothóni – a chamber musician to the core :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Being a composer in Finland – an aquatic lament :: Eero Hämeenniemi
Sibelius, Germany and Karajan :: Robert Layton
Antigone – Väinö Raitio’s magnum opus :: Kimmo Korhonen
And how does the avant-garde feel this morning? – composers Einojuhani Rautavaara and Paavo Heininen answer :: Tapani Länsiö
Post-war Finland – popular music recovers from the war :: Pekka Gronow
Reviews, Records, News

 

3/1994

Armas Järnefelt – refined pre-Karajan of the north :: Martti Haapakoski
Toivo Kuula – songs for the Finns : Antero Karttunen
Right from the heart (on Kuula’s Songs) :: Risto Nordell
Toivo Kuula: Purjein kuutamolla (voc + pf score)
Jukka Tiensuu’s Tokko (for male choir) :: Tapani Länsiö
Being a composer in Finland – Brouwer, Sibelius, Wegelius and cultural identity :: Jyrki Linjama
Pekka Pohjola – music speaks without words :: Vesa Sirén
Olli Mustonen – the pianist as magician :: Minna Lindgren
VIVO – From foolhardy idea to national symphony orchestra :: Anu Karlson
The ”Lahti phenomenon” – perspective from a distance :: Herbert Glass
New works at the Tampere Biennale :: Kimmo Korhonen
Happenings, Books, Records, News

2/1994

Star moments at the Helsinki university hall :: Seija Lappalainen
Uuno Klami’s Kalevala Suite :: Pehr Henrik Nordgren
Being a composer in Finland :: Usko Meriläinen
Japanese pianist Izumi Tateno – charmed by the silence of Finnish nature :: Anu Karlson
Homegrown is the byword in Naantali this summer – 15 years of the Naantali Music Festival :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Soprano Karita Mattila is in no hurry – ”I’ve got a feeling this is all still just the beginning” :: Outi Paananen
East is east and west is west, and in conductor Tuomas Ollila they meet :: Antti Pajamo
The fiddler’s apprentice – ten years of folk music education at the Sibelius Academy :: Pirkko Kotirinta
The fiddler’s master – twenty years of training and research at the Folk Music Institute :: Pirkko Kotirinta
News, Records, Summer festivals, Letters to the editor

1/1994

Ernst Mielck – Max Bruch’s favourite pupil :: Erkki Salmenhaara
Switched on – electronic music under the wing of Yle :: Jukka Ruohomäki
Did Finland’s IRCAM miss The boat? :: Andrew Bentley
Cantus Arcticus (on Einojuhani Rautavaara’s composition) :: Lauri Otonkoski
Being a composer in Finland – dialogue with a hypothetical interviewer :: Harri Wessman
Primarily practical – Sibelius Academy conducting class aims at musicianship :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Conductor Sakari Oramo – another pupil of the Sibelius Academy conducting class embarks on an international career :: Antti Pajamo
New Helsinki Quartet – bonded together :: Minna Lindgren
Tutti Frutti (on Finnish rock music) :: Ilkka Mattila
Reviews, Records, News
Index 1993

 

1993

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1993

A dream come true (on the new opera house) :: Walton Grönroos and Jorma Uotinen
The history of Finnish opera IV – the modern opera breakthrough and the flowering of Finnish opera :: Hannu-Ilari Lampila
Conductor Jussi Jalas :: Olavi Lehmuksela
The Damask Drum – one opera of two worlds (on Paavo Heininen’s opera) :: Lauri Otonkoski
Matti Salminen, bass giant :: Antti Pajamo
Today’s students – tomorrow’s stars, guaranteeing the future of Finnish opera (on opera education) :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Jean Sibelius and The Tempest :: Erkki Salmenhaara
The National Opera moves – the curtain goes up :: (photo selection)
Finnish Masters of alien music traditions :: Hannu Tolvanen
Finnish opera on record – a discography :: Martti Haapakoski
Reviews, Happenings, News, Records

3/1993

The history of Finnish opera III – after independence; Finnish opera goes international :: Hannu-Ilari Lampila
The late 1960s and early 70s at the Finnish National Opera – versatile singers and an expansive repertoire :: Jussi Törnwall
1975 and the Finnish opera miracle :: Tero-Pekka Henell
Leo Funtek – man who was a whole conservatory :: Martti Haapakoski
Kim Borg, father of the Finnish bass tradition :: Antero Karttunen
The National Opera moves – the new house rises from the depths :: (photo selection)
The Finnish National Ballet – an energetic, lithe young beauty :: Irma Vienola-Lindfors
Einojuhani Rautavaara as opera composer :: Anne Sivuoja-Gunaratnam
Opera without the soap – the mass media provide the composer with an electrifying challenge :: Olli Kortekangas
Musical character spotting – the Leitmotiv in Finnish film music :: Pekka Jalkanen
Reviews, Happenings, News, Records

2/1993

The history of Finnish opera II – Wagner-mania leads to a new opera company :: Hannu-Ilari Lampila
Hanna Granfelt – from Cherubino to Turandot :: Antero Karttunen
The 1920s – the first golden age at the Finnish opera :: Pekka Hako
Leevi Madetoja’s The Ostrobothnians – anoOpera about freedom :: Erkki Salmenhaara
Oskar Merikanto, the composer who captured the hearts of the people :: Pekka Hako
The Savonlinna Opera Festival – from Aino Ackté to Jorma Hynninen :: Auli Räsänen
Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano, travels on wings of song :: Ainomaija Pennanen
The National Opera moves – a parting look backstage :: (photo selection)
Finland’s scientific music libraries :: Maija Suhonen
Public libraries and Finnish Music :: Heikki Poroila
Archives of recorded music in Finland :: Pekka Gronow
Jazz archives record the history of Finnish jazz :: Ainomaija Pennanen
The Finnish Music Information Centre – at your service :: Pekka Hako
Reviews, Happenings, News, Records

1/1993

The history of Finnish opera I – opera and the national awakening :: Hannu-Ilari Lampila
Alma Fohström, Finland’s Metropolitan pioneer :: Antero Karttunen
Aino Ackté – prima donna and nationalist :: Anu Karlson
Aarre Merikanto’s opera Juha :: Seppo Saari
Orchestra brings the story to life (on Merikanto’s Juha, interview with conductor Ulf Söderblom) :: Ainomaija Pennanen
The National Opera moves – the glitter of bygone years :: (photo selection)
Bergman’s grand synthesis (on Erik Bergman’s opera The Singing Tree) :: Jouni Kaipainen
An exploratory journey into musical movement (on Veli-Matti Puumala’s music) :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Raoul Björkenheim – under the volcano :: Jari Muikku
Reviews, Happenings, News, Records
Index 1992

 

1992

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1992

A musical history of independent Finland (milestones) ::
Finnish popular music – what makes it specifically Finnish? :: Pekka Jalkanen
A living tradition – the story of Finnish-American music :: Simo Westerholm
From pathos to professionalism – 20th century Finnish choral music :: Kari Turunen
It’s a man’s world… A shot in the arm for male voice choirs (on the Polytech Choir) :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Period instruments, yes – authenticity, no way! :: Minna Lindgren
Reviews, Happenings, News, Records

 

3/1992

The string quartet during Finland’s period of independence :: Kimmo Korhonen
Yrjö Kilpinen – Finland’s answer to the Liedtradition :: Antero Karttunen
Empathy is the artist’s tool. Jorma Hynninen – baritone and festival director :: Pekka Hako
Wartime sounds (on music in Finland during the Second World War) :: Pekka Gronow
Music at the front (during the Second World War in Finland) :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Jukka Linkola – from jazz, via the stage door :: Matti Tuomisto
Viewpoints on orchestration – talks about texture (on electronics in works by Kaija Saariaho and Magnus Lindberg) :: Tomi Mäkelä
Magnus Lindberg – changing style (an interview with the composer) :: Tomi Mäkelä
Reviews, Happenings, News, Records

2/1992

Finnish through and through – Kullervo by Sibelius (advertisement of the first performance, review extracts) ::
The Finnish symphony since independence :: Kimmo Korhonen
Music in medieval Finland in the light of church painting :: Irma Vierimaa
Treasures of the Helsinki University Library – the late-medieval hymnary manuscript from St. Olaf’s church at Kalanti :: Ilkka Taitto
The symbiosis of church and folk music :: Jukka Louhivuori
Let’s not forget organists (on Lahti organ festival) :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Musical style and quality serves the message (on church music, interview with Kaj-Erik Gustafsson) :: Markku Kilpiö
Songs of praise – orthodox liturgical singing and its role in Finland :: Hilkka Seppälä
Singing high and loud – in search of the Karelian sound (on Värttinä and their special vocal sound) :: Riitta Pietilä
Reviews, Happenings, News, Records

1/1992

What is ‘Finnish’ in Finnish music? :: Mikko Heiniö
The orchestra – encumbrance or enthusiasm? :: Tomi Mäkelä
Friendly contestants (on the Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic) :: Minna Lindgren
The Tapiola Sinfonietta – Espoo orchestra needs time and tender care :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Music for the sheer love of it (on Finnish chamber orchestras) :: Ainomaija Pennanen
The Big Band – a living Dinosaur :: Tapani Tommola
Paavo Heininen wins Bergman Prize :: Minna Lindgren
Canto di Natale (Christmas Song, score) :: Paavo Heininen
Trumpetist Jouko Harjanne – orchestral musician and soloist in harmony :: Aarne Toivonen
Ordering a world of opposites (on Jukka Tiensuu’s Puro and Jouni Kaipainen’s Carpe Diem!) :: Lauri Otonkoski
Reviews, Happenings, News, Records
Index 1991

 

1991

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1991

Erik Bergman and 1950’s Finnish modernism :: Kimmo Korhonen
Sam Vanni – pioneer of abstract art (on Vanni’s illustrations to the article above) :: Erik Kruskopf
Letter from the USA – celebration of individualism :: Jerome Barry
Erik Bergman – a half century of living choral history :: Pekka Sipilä
Tom Krause – the mysterious mystical light :: Heljä Angervo
Four scenes from a life (on musician and composer Heikki Suolahti) :: Lauri Otonkoski
Marjut Tynkkynen – the loneliness of the long-distance accordion player :: Minna Lindgren
Discovering the accordion :: Matti Rantanen
The Accordion Institute in Finland :: Sari Kavala
Edward Vesala – the sound and the fury :: Jari Muikku
Reviews, News
+ CD give-away

3/1991

Joonas Kokkonen – symphonist :: Pehr Henrik Nordgren
Joonas Kokkonen’s opera The Last Temptations :: Mikko Heiniö
Lahti Symphony Orchestra – the city’s very own :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Osmo Vänskä mounts the podium :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Tempo markings in Sibelius’ Tapiola (copy of a letter from the composer to Artur Rodzinski)
Die Piltti – a Finnish nightingale in 1930s Germany :: Leena Nivanka
Turku Music Festival – striving for quality :: Antti Häyrynen
Up front: Kimmo Hakola’s String Quartet :: Lauri Otonkoski
The tale of the Finnish cello :: Varpu Siirala
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (on composer/professor Erkki Salmenhaara) :: Pekka Hako
On dance and music :: Tiina Suhonen
Finnish Gold – and Platinum (on record sales) :: Pekka Gronow
News, Records, Books

2/1991

The birth of a genre – radiophony in Finland :: Risto Nieminen
Centre for Art and Computer Technology in Espoo – a Finnish IRCAM? :: Ainomaija Pennanen
Ondine – Finland’s new international record company :: Heikki Valsta
Ralf Gothoni – don’t pigeon-hole the pianist :: Matti Tuomisto
Marea by Magnus Lindberg – beauty of structure, richness of expression :: Lauri Otonkoski
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra :: Minna Lindgren
Music in Kokkola :: Paavo Helistö
…provided that the norm is humanism :: Anders Eliasson
The new wave of Finnish folk music :: Hannu Tolvanen
Towards a music of the 1990s :: Kimmo Korhonen
Young talents in Finnish jazz :: Matti Konttinen
News, Happenings, Reviews, Books

1/1991

Aulis Sallinen – seeking the truth in performance :: Mikko Heiniö
Reviewing the eighties – the rise of Finnish new music :: Kimmo Korhonen
Tutte le corde – the classical guitar in Finnish music :: Esko Virtanen
In the shadow of war (on Einar Englund’s Second Symphony and Erik Bergman’s Burla) :: Lauri Otonkoski
An orchestra of birds and bears (on Helsinki Junior Strings) :: Minna Lindgren
Clarinetist Kari Kriikku in spring-time Paris :: Paavo Helistö
Striving for unique expression :: Per Nørgaard
Composer officer Thomas Byström – a breath of classicism in the North :: Seija Lappalainen
Three heroes – the electric guitar in Finland (Hasse Walli, Jukka Tolonen, Albert Järvinen) :: Pekka Gronow
Reviews, News, Records
Index 1990

 

1990

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

3-4/1990 JEAN SIBELIUS

Roots – Sibelius, Finland and the town of Hämeenlinna :: Antero Karttunen
Sibelius, Finland and the symphonic idea :: Mikko Heiniö
The national and international Sibelius :: Joonas Kokkonen
The early chamber music of Jean Sibelius :: Fabian Dahlström
”I’ve got some lovely themes for a violin concert” :: Minna Lindgren
The concerto that holds a record – the Sibelius violin concerto: Discography :: Martti Haapakoski
Voces Intimae – das Streichquartett op. 56 und die Gattungstradition :: Friedhelm Krummacher (in German)
The fourth symphony: a state of mind (with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Leif Segerstam) :: Ainomaija Pennanen
On the symphonic poems by Sibelius :: Veijo Murtomäki
On the nature of Sibelius’s late style :: Veijo Murtomäki
How to sing them – some thoughts on the interpretation of Sibelius’s songs :: Kim Borg
”Höstkväll” – two versions? :: Robert Keane
The piano music of Sibelius :: Erik T. Tawaststjerna
The Helsinki University Library collection of Sibelius manuscripts :: Kari Kilpeläinen
A biography akin to the life of its subject: Erik Tawaststjerna’s monumental biography of Sibelius completed :: Kalevi Aho
Catalogue of Sibelius monographs 1906–1989 :: Maija Suhonen
Works of Jean Sibelius 1892–1929 (diagram) :: Antero Karttunen

2/1990

Rautavaara’s Vincent – not a portrait (on Rautavaara’s opera) :: Anne Sivuoja
Concertante chamber music in the 1920s – birth of a new genre :: Tomi Mäkelä
Craftsmen and apprentices – new principal Erkki Rautio aims to foster traditional musicality at Sibelius Academy :: Matti Tuomisto (incl. short note by Ralf Gothóni)
Sound is a beautiful thing :: George Crumb
Counting the steps with Ulrika Hallberg, prima ballerina :: Maritta Alander-Valtonen
Carolus Enckell – Artist of the Year at Helsinki Festival 1990) (art)
Ethnic heritage and cultural exchange (on Hasse Walli and Asamaan) :: Hannu Tolvanen
News, Records, Happenings, Reviews

1/1990

Reviving the musical vernacular (on music education in Finland) :: Anu Karlson
Jorma Panula, conductor, pedagogue – ”The conductor is an instrumentalist: his instrument is the orchestra” :: Matti Tuomisto
To be or not to be? (on being composer or musicologist ):: Mikko Heiniö
Mikko Heiniö – composer and analyst of the postmodern age :: Kimmo Korhonen
The world according to an orchestral musician, the flautist Petri Alanko :: Minna Lindgren
Composing for the Tapiola choir :: Olli Kortekangas
At my age… :: Erik Bergman
Turku Musical Society 200 years :: Fabian Dahlström
Finland’s first Master of jazz – saxophonist Jari Perkiömäki :: Matti Konttinen
News, Reviews, New Works, Records, Happenings

+ a special issue in French

 

1989

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1989 – RECORDS

The recording industry in Finland – a brief history :: Pekka Gronow
The past two decades on records (on Finnish serious music) :: Antero Karttunen
Finnish records 1989 :: Risto Nieminen
Finnish records – jazz :: Matti Konttinen
12 records of Finnish folk music :: Paavo Helistö
The Swedish BIS and Finnish music :: Martti Haapakoski
Stage or studio? :: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Recording Sibelius :: Riitta Seppälä
Aulikki Rautawaara – discography :: Pekka Gronow
Kim Borg – selected discography :: Riitta-Liisa Lampela
Paavo Berglund – discography :: Heikki Valsta
Martti Talvela – discography :: Heikki Valsta
Tom Krause – selected discography :: Eeva Hirvensalo

3/1989

The Grammar of Dreams – Focus on Kaija Saariaho :: Lauri Otonkoski
On the evolution of music :: Karlheinz Stockhausen
”What? Something new again!” – a composer’s thoughts on the creation of a standard repertoire:: Jukka Tiensuu
Ernest Pingoud – the cosmopolitan in Finnish music :: Erkki Salmenhaara
Robert Kajanus, father of the Finnish orchestra, :: Matti Vainio
Erik Tulindberg, Viennese classicist of the far North :: Ilkka Oramo
Medieval Latin chant manuscripts – the neglected musical treasury in Finnish archives :: Ilkka Taitto
Juhana Blomstedt – Artist of the Year at Helsinki Festival 1989) (art)
News, Happenings & Reviews

2/1989

Archipelago :: photos by Rita Jokiranta
Aspö-Erik (on the archipelago fiddler) :: Hans Borgström
From ”The Death of a Poet” to ”The Knife” (on reshaping verse into drama) :: Veijo Meri
The music of The Knife (on Heininen’s new opera) :: Paavo Heininen
The view from Europe – Eeva Koskinen, violinist :: Eeva Hirvensalo
The accordion in Finnish folk music: ”Do not dance to the screeching, insidious accordions. Burn them” :: Ilkka Kolehmainen
Matti Rantanen, apostle of the Finnish accordion :: Paavo Helistö
Monastery moods :: Arvo Pärt (written up from notes by Caterina Stenius, Pentti Ritolahti and Kalevi Kuosa)
Die Rautawaara – the Countess (on legendary singer Aulikki Rautawaara) :: Sini Rautavaara
News, Happenings & Reviews

1/1989

A composer of moods – Focus on the composer Kalevi Aho :: Kimmo Korhonen
After ”The Schorched Garden” – an interview with choreographer Jorma Uotinen :: Tiina Suhonen
Against apathy – Anssi Karttunen’s thoughts on the cello, playing, music, and the meaning of life… :: Lauri Otonkoski
”To come into contact with others” :: Henri Dutilleux (written up by Eeva Hirvensalo)
The clarinet in Finnish folk music :: Paavo Helistö
The Malmstén brothers (on Georg and Eugén Malmsten, the bright singing stars of the thirties) :: Pekka Gronow
Traditional values in a modern light (on musician Seppo ‘Baron’ Paakkunainen) :: Jari Muikku
News & Reviews

 

1988

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1988

Black hole by numbers (on the state of contemporary music) :: Lauri Otonkoski
The state and standing of new music in Finland in the 1980s :: Paavo Heininen
Post-modernism – an approach to contemporary Finnish music :: Mikko Heiniö
The singer who came in from the cold – Focus on the soprano Soile Isokoski :: Martti Haapakoski
Surrounded by ”Isms” – Impressionism in Väinö Raitio’s symhponic poems of the 1920s :: Ismo Lähdetie
In the spirit of German Lied – Jean Sibelius: op. 50 :: Gustav Djupsjöbacka
The road to mental music :: Joonas Kokkonen
Music in Turku castle :: Fabian Dahlström
Scene & Heard, Reviews

3/1988 – WHO IS A FINNISH COMPOSER?

Inter National – Focus on the composer Eero Hämeenniemi :: Risto Nieminen
Music and nationality – who is a Finnish composer? :: Ilkka Oramo
Yrjö Kilpinen – the Morgenstern period :: George L. Buckbee
The demand for quality – an interview with cellist Arto Noras :: Minna Lindgren
An extremely precise concept :: Vinko Globokar
The great comic songwriters :: Pekka Gronow
Cover Story (a selection of cover art from sheet music published by Fazer Music)
Artist of the Year at Helsinki Festival 1988 :: Leena Luostarinen (art)
Happenings, New Works, Records, Scene & Heard

2/1988

A portrait of the artist at a certain moment – Focus on the composer Einojuhani Rautavaara :: Mikko Heiniö
”The Fire Sermon” (on Rautavaara’s piano sonata) :: Juhani Lagerspetz
TOIMII Acts! (on the Toimii Ensemble) :: Risto Nieminen
”Ascensus”, an aleatory frustration for six composers (a poem dedicated to the Toimii Ensemble):: Pentti Saaritsa
The early years of Finnish rock :: Hannu Tolvanen
Music in performance & its study :: Kari Kurkela
”Where the future of music is concerned, I’m an optimist” (on contemporary music):: Witold Lutoslawski (written up by Iza Lewenstam)
As I hear them (a selection of Finnish chamber music) :: Seppo Kimanen
Poles apart: two sides to the Finnish musical summer :: Lauri Otonkoski
Scene & Heard, Reviews

1/1988 – FINNISH INSTRUMENTMAKING: PAST AND PRESENT

A review of Finnish organ-building :: Asko Rautioaho
Maija Lehtonen, organist – Young Artist of the Year
Kantele – new life for Finland’s national instrument :: Hannu Saha
The singing feather (on a flute invented by Matti Kähönen) :: Lauri Otonkoski
A short keyboard history – Finnish keyboard building 1460–1900 :: Fabian Dahlström
Affordable quality – the secret of success for Finnish pianos :: Anu Karlson
Field – Line – Point: Focus on the composer Usko Meriläinen :: Harri Suilamo
Musician as mirror? – an interview with pianist Eero Heinonen :: Eeva Hirvensalo
Eyes of fire – Paavo Berglund, conductor :: Tero-Pekka Henell
Scene & Heard, Books from Finland, Reviews
Index 1987

 

1987

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

3–4/1987 – CRITICAL MOMENTS IN FINNISH MUSIC HISTORY: THE 20S, THE 50S & 80S?

The 1920s – fresh breezes from Europe :: Veikko Helasvuo
The heroic 1950s – lines in focus :: Kari Rydman
A voice from the 1980s :: Magnus Lindberg
The jazz invasion :: Matti Konttinen
The last refuge of the tango :: Pekka Gronow
Minimalism in Finland :: Juhani Nuorvala
”Don’t forget artistic intuition” – an interview with Tuomas Haapanen, new principal of the Sibelius Academy :: Tapani Länsiö
The universe within us – focus on the composer Jukka Tiensuu :: Risto Nieminen
Composer – Conductor, Leif Segerstam :: Gustav Djupsjöbacka
Five free-pulsative mosaics (”In his own write”) :: Leif Segerstam
Anna-Maija Korsimaa – girl next-door with clarinet :: Paavo Helistö
All in the family – an interview with the young baritone Petteri Salomaa :: Anu Karlson
Happenings, Records, New Works
Artist of the Year at Helsinki Festival 1987 :: Tapio Junno (art)

2/1987 – CHOIRS AND CHORAL MUSIC

The story of the Finnish choir – social institution and human instrument :: Markku Kilpiö
Jean Sibelius: Op. 84, unknown songs for male voice choir :: Matti Hyökki
Thoughts on Erik Bergman (on Bergman’s choral music) :: Eric-Olof Söderström
Religious works by Joonas Kokkonen :: Seppo Murto
In the vanguard of Finnish choral music – the 25 years of the Radio Chamber Choir :: Matti Kilpiö
The key to Kalevi Aho (on Aho’s one-act scenic monologue The Key):: Eero Tarasti
Tradition and change – two aspects of Finnish youth choirs (on Cantores Minores and the Tapiola choir) :: Anu Karlson
Short on snow, long on music – the Finnish summer (on summer music festivals) :: Paavo Helistö
Focus on the composer Pehr Henrik Nordgren – ”Everything is permissible” :: Jouni Kaipainen
Toivo Kuula – Finland’s tragic romantic :: Erkki Salmenhaara
Selected discography of Finnish choral music :: Martti Haapakoski
Records, Reviews, New Works, Happenings, Scene & Heard

1/1987
The two versions of Sibelius’s tone poem ”En Saga” :: Nils-Eric Ringbom
Where is Finland? (graphics, photos)
The world according to the musicologists – a selection of columns:
– National and unpretentious :: Karl-Johan Hansson
– Towards the wider world :: Eero Tarasti
– Profound humanist values :: Mikko Heiniö
– Finding – and correcting – cultural distortions :: Timo Leisiö
– Structural change and reforms in Finnish music research :: Ilkka Oramo
Musicologist and humanist – Erik Tawaststjerna, the interpreter of Sibelius’s inner voices :: Eero Tarasti
Modest Mussorgsky under the orchestrator’s knife :: Kalevi Aho
A pair of composers and collectors – Ilmari Krohn and Zoltan Kodály :: Paavo Helistö
Flutist Mikael Helasvuo, orchestral musician, teacher, soloist :: Lauri Otonkoski
Reviews, Happenings
Index 1986

+ one special issue in Japanese

 

1986

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

4/1986
”The vital importance of technique” – The chamber music works of Joonas Kokkonen :: Timo Mäkinen
Finnish chamber ensembles (presentations of some of them) :: Eeva Hirvensalo
Erik Bergman and Orpheus :: Paavo Heininen
Piae cantiones – a remarkable monument :: Fabian Dahlström
”Regulated order is sometimes inhuman” – Focus on the composer Jouni Kaipainen :: Risto Nieminen
Thoughts on being a composer :: Jouni Kaipainen
Joiku – songs in Samiland :: Timo Leisiö, photos by Matti A. Pitkänen
They call it the Kuhmo spirit (on the Kuhmo chamber music festival) :: Tuija Hakkila
Highlights of contemporary Finnish chamber music :: Kauko Karjalainen
New Works, Records, Scene & Heard

3/1986 – THE YOUNGER GENERATION IN FINNISH MUSIC

Sibelius and Busoni – the two Leskovites :: Erik Tawaststjerna
Einar Englund, modernist and traditionalist :: Mikko Heiniö
Things happen that way – the Toivo Kärki Story :: Pekka Gronow
Wonderland (photographs of dance floor traditions in the Finnish countryside) :: Reijo Porkka
”The calculation of prosesses is a source of inspiration” – Focus on the composer Magnus Lindberg :: Risto Nieminen
Cellist Martti Rousi, on the brink of his career :: Minna Lindgren
”Ich habe zu reden. Ich hebe die Hände.” (an interview with conductor-composer Esa-Pekka Salonen) :: Lauri Otonkoski
Karita Mattila, the Finnish soprano – career can wait :: Auli Räsänen
Guitarist Timo Korhonen, not afraid of challenges :: Seppo Siirala
Olli Mustonen, the growing wunderkind :: Petri Sariola
1500 km for the sake of music – scenes from the Sibelius Academy’s youth section :: Paavo Helistö
New Works, Happenings, Scene & Heard
Artist of the Year at Helsinki Festival 1986 :: Outi Heiskanen (art)

2/1986 – OPERA ISSUE: FINLAND’S LATEST EXPORT?

Opera in Finland – besieging the opera bastion
The King goes forth to France – new opera by Aulis Sallinen :: Rimma Kosacheva
Finnish opera without Sibelius? – a foreigner’s view :: George Buckbee
Leevi Madetoja’s The Ostrobothnians – an opera about freedom :: Erkki Salmenhaara
The voices of the Finnish National Opera (introducing a selection of soloists) :: Auli Räsänen
Paavo Heininen – composer, cosmopolitan, controversialist :: Jouni Kaipainen
Duet for two worlds (composer’s thoughts) :: Eero Hämeenniemi
Going up on stage – an interview with Jaakko Ryhänen :: Lauri Otonkoski
Crusell, composing clarinettist :: Fabian Dahlström
Books, New Works, Records, Happenings

1/1986 – MUSIC EDUCATION

The Sibelius Academy, yesterday and today :: Ellen Urho
The Finnish music college system :: Aarre Hemming
The position of music in Finnish schools :: Pirkko Partanen
Professors’ question-time (short interviews with professors Erkki Rautio, Matti Lehtinen, Enzio Forsblom, Jorma Panula, Liisa Pohjola, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Tuomas Haapanen, Pekka Salomaa, Kai Karma, Ilkka Oramo, Eero Heinonen) :: Lauri Otonkoski
Ears, fingers and Juhani Lagerspetz (interview with the pianist) :: Petri Sariola
Oulunkylä Pop/Jazz Institute – breaking new grounds :: Jaakko Tahkolahti
Kaustinen – the town full of music :: Paavo Helistö
Aarre Merikanto – a battered genius :: Harri Suilamo
”Blow it out and I will light again” – Aarre Merikanto’s mutilated study and its reconstruction :: Paavo Heininen
Reviews, Records
Index 1985

 

1985

Editor-in-chief: Antero Karttunen

The following is a list of main articles.

3–4/1985 – FINNISH ORCHESTRAS TODAY

Sketches for an orchestral portrait (on orchestras in Finland) :: Marcus Castrén
The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra :: Kalevi Kuosa
Recordings by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra :: Helena Ahonen
”At the moment the computer and I belong together” (an interview with Kaija Saariaho) :: Risto Nieminen
Sallinen’s orchestral music :: Ronald Weitzman
Jukka-Pekka Saraste – professional musician :: Lauri Otonkoski
French colouring in a Bothnian landscape – Comments on the orchestral works of Leevi Madetoja :: Jouni Kaipainen
Great aaks from little acorns grow… – the Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, 1965–1985 :: Veikko Helasvuo
The development of the Finnish violinist :: Leena Siukonen-Penttilä
Three pathfinders of orchestral conducting – Kajanus, Schneevoigt, Järnefelt :: Nils-Eric Ringbom
Two pioneers (on Avanti! and the Central-Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra) :: Tiina-Maija Lehtonen
Top Finnish Big Bands (on Tapiola/Espoo Big Band and UMO) :: Matti Konttinen
”A certain kind of look, all blue” – Jean Sibelius, as seen by his daughter Margareta Jalas :: Antero Karttunen
Sibelius’s eight symphony – an insoluble mystery – Part II :: Erik Tawaststjerna
Seen and Heard, Reviews, Records
Artist of the Year at Helsinki Festival 1985 :: Ulla Rantanen

1–2/1985 – THE KALEVALA AND FINNISH MUSIC

Finland’s national treasure – the Kalevala :: Pekka Lounela
The Kalevala in Finnish music :: Eero Tarasti
Kalevala – the Estonian perspective :: Veljo Tormis
Uuno Klami and the Kalevala :: Erkki Salmenhaara
The folk tradition in Finnish jazz and light music :: Matti Konttinen
Rune-singing, the musical vernacular :: Heikki Laitinen
Yrjö Kilpinen :: Kim Borg
Thomas – Analysis of the tone material :: Einojuhani Rautavaara
Towards a less rigid notion of tradition (on the position of Kalevala today) :: Olli Kortekangas
Sibelius’s eight symphony – an insoluble mystery – Part I :: Erik Tawaststjerna
Happenings, Reviews