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SCANDINAVIAN, FINNISH & BALTIC CONCERTOS
From the 19th Century to the Present

A Discography Of CDs And LPs
Prepared by Michael Herman

Page 2

© 2012-14 Michael Herman

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All national discographies


TRYGVE MADSEN
(b. 1940, NORWAY)

Born in Fredrikstad, Østfold County. He studied composition with Egil Hovland and piano with Ivar Johnsen and also studied with Erik Werba at the Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His strong interest in jazz infuses many of his works. Among his many concertante works, the following remain unrecorded: Piano Concerto No 2, Op. 135 (2006), Violin Concerto, Op. 141 (2009), Double Bass Concerto, Op. 136 (2011), Flute Concerto, Op. 136 (2007), Clarinet Concerto, Op. 40 (1982), Bassoon Concerto, Op. 91 (1994), Trombone Concerto, Op. 108 (1997), Euphonium Concerto, opus 55 (1992), Concertino for Euphonium and Symphonic Band, Op. 123 (2004), Concertino for Horn and Symphonic Band, Op. 128, Concertino for B-flat Trumpet and Symphonic Band, Op. 118 (2001), Duo Concertino for Alto Saxophone, Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 115 (1999) and Sinfonia Concertante for Saxophone Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 125 (2010).

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 27 (1980)

Jens Harald Bratlie (piano)/Karsten Andersen/Norwegian Youth Symphony Orchestra
( + Kvam: From the Young Peoples's World - Suite and Samkopf: Overture
PRO MUSICA PP 9004.(LP) (1981)

Horn Concerto, Op. 45 (1983)

Christoph Ess (horn)/Sebastian Tewinkel/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Horn Sonata, The Dream of the Rhinoceros, Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano, Trio Tricolor, Horn Quintet and Eine Kleine Jagdmusik)
GENUIN GEN 12252 (2012)

Foøydis Ree Wekre (horn)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Plagge: Horn Concerto and Nystedt: Horn Concerto)
SIMAX PSC 1100 (1994)

Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra, Op. 30 (1979)

Brynjar Hoff (oboe)Per Dreier/ London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sparre Olsen: Air for Oboe and Strings, Søderlind: 2 Pieces from the Desert and Berge: Raga)
AURORA ACD 4965 (1990)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6529090) (1982)

Tuba Concerto, Op. 35 (1981)

Michael Lind (tuba)/Alexander Dmitriev/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Hovland: Concerto for Piccolo, Flute and Strings and Böttcher: Concerto for Horn and Strings)
AURORA ACD 4976 (1994)


JAN MAEGAARD
(b. 1926, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied composition, music theory, music history, piano and double bass at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and then musicology at the University of Copenhagen and a further year of study at the University of California at Los Angeles. After teaching at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, he joined the faculty of the University of Copenhagen and was a visiting professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and professor of music at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue also includes Chamber Concerto No. 1, Op. 5 (1949).

Cello Concerto, Op. 98 (1992).

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson (cello)/Tamás Vetö/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Schoenberg/Maegaard: Triptykon and Variations on a Recitative for Organ)
DANACORD DACOCD 415 (2006)


Chamber Concerto No. 2 for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, String Orchestra, and Piano ad libitum, Op. 38 (1961)

unidentified soloists/Jan Latham Koenig/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Musica Riservata I and Octomeri)
POINT PLP 5063 (LP) (1986)

Triptykon for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 72 (1984) (orchestration of original work by Schoenberg)

Anton Kontra (violin)/Tamás Vetö/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Schoenberg/Maegaard: Variations on a Recitative for Organ)
DANACORD DACOCD 415 (2006)

Jeu Mosaïque for Harp and Orchestra (1995)

Sofia Asuncion Claro (harp)/Sergio Cárdenas/Filarmónica de Querétaro
( + Blak: Harpan, Graugaard: The Hand Unveiled and Ophelia in the Garden)
TUTL FKT 13 (1999)

ESTER MÄGI
(b. 1922, ESTONIA)

Born in Tallinn. She graduated from the Tallinn Conservatory where she was a student of Mart Saar and continued her studies at the Moscow Conservatory with Visarion Shebalin as her composition teacher. She became a teacher and lecturer at the Tallinn Conservatory. Her compositional catalogue covers orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal and choral music. Her small catalogue of orchestral works includes a symphony and the works below.

Piano Concerto (1953)

Ada Kuuseoks (piano)/Arvo Volmer/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations, Symphony, Bucolica and Vesper)
TOCCATA CLASSIC TOCC 054 (2007)

Serenade for Violin and Orchestra (1958)

Endel Lippus (violin)/Roman Matsov/Estlonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + E. Kapp: Leningrad Suite)
MELODIYA D05906-7 (LP) (1959)

Variations for Piano, Clarinet and Orchestra (1972)

Aleksandra Juozapenaite (piano)/Alfred Sikk (clarinet)/Neeme Järvi/Estlonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola, Haiku, Cantus, Vana Kanel, Huiked and Dialogue)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9110 (1998)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10-05333-4) (1974)

Mikalaim Mati (piano)/Tarma Pajusaar (clarinet)/Mihkel Kütson/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Symphony, Bucolica and Vesper)
TOCCATA CLASSIC TOCC 054 (2007)

ARVYDAS MALCYS
(b. 1926, LITHUANIA)

Born in Kaunas. He studied the cello with Domas Svirskis and composition with Vytautas Laurušasat the Lithuanian Academy of Music. He also attended lectures on polyphony with Osvaldas Balakauskas and modern harmony and analysis with Rimantas Janeliauskas. He performed as cellist with Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra of Vilnius. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded concertant works are Cello Concerto (2009), Accordion Concerto (2010), Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and String Orchestra (2008), Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and String Orchestra (2008) and there is also a Concerto for Orchestra (1988).

Piano Concerto (2005)

Guoda Gedvilaite (piano)/Robertas Servenikas/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto, Flute Concerto No. 1 and Clarinet Concerto)
ARVYDAS MALCYS CD (2008)

Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra "In Perpetuam Memoriam" (1997)

Hartmut Rohde (viola)/Robertas Servenikas/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 1, Clarinet Concerto, Cleaved Silence and Milky Way)
QUARTZ MUSIC QTZ 2085 (2011)
(original CD release: ARVYDAS MALCYS CD) (2008)

Concerto No. 1 for Flute and Chamber Orchestra "Vox Clamantis in Deserto" (1995)

Camilla Hoitenga (flute)/Robertas Servenikas/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Cleaved Silence and Milky Way)
QUARTZ MUSIC QTZ 2085 (2011)
(original CD release: VILNIUS RECORDING STUDIO VSCD-074) (2000)

Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra (2007)

Roger Arve Vigulf (clarinet)/Robertas Servenikas/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto, Flute Concerto No. 1, Cleaved Silence and Milky Way)
QUARTZ MUSIC QTZ 2085 (2011)
(original CD release: ARVYDAS MALCYS CD) (2008)


Soprano Saxophone Concerto (2004)

Liudas Mockunas (soprano saxophone)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra,
( + Symphony No. 2)
ARVYDAS MALCYS ARVUS-001 (2010)


Trombone Concerto (2003)

Marius Balcytis (trombone)/Robertas Šervenikas/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Impetus and Eccentric Bolero)
ARVYDAS MALCYS CD (2008)

OTTO MALLING
(1848-1915, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He became a pupil of Niels Wilhelm Gade and Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann. He was the cathedral organist in Copenhagen and later professor and director of the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He was also a music editor, creating piano reductions and vocal scores of works by J.P.E. Hartmann, Niels W. Gade and Christian Julius Hansen. He mainly composed organ works and vocal music, but also wrote some orchestral and chamber works including a Symphony in D minor.

Piano Concerto for in C minor, Op. 43 (1890)

Oleg Marshev (piano)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Salomon: Piano Concerto and Schytte: Piano Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 597 (2005)

Fantasia for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 20 (c. 1885)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Jorma Panula/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + A. Gade: Violin Concerto No. 1, N. Gade: Violin Concerto, Nielsen: Violin Concerto and Riisager: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 467-8 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

 

MIKLÓS MAROS
(b. 1943, SWEDEN)

Born in Pécs, Hungary, the son of composer Rudolf Marós (1917-1982). He studied composition with Ferenc Szabo at the State Academy of Music in Budapest and Reszö Sugár at the Bela Bartók Conservatory. He came to Sweden in 1968 and studied composition with Ingvar Lidholm at the State Academy of Music in Stockholm while also studying with György Ligeti who has had an important influence on his compositional technique. He has taught electronic music at Electronic Music Studio and at the Stockholm College of Music and founded the Marós Ensemble to promote the performance of contemporary music. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal music. Among his unrecorded concertante works are Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra (2009) , Concerto for Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra (1978), Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra (2011), Concerto for Wind Quintet and Orchestra (1980), Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (1989), Concerto No. 2 for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra (2004) and Concertino for Double-Bass or Tuba and Six to Twenty-Four instruments (1971),

Trombone Concerto (1983)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Doron Salomon/Gävleborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Grosso, Oolit, Descort and Dimensions)
CAPRICE CAP 21670 (2002)
(original LP release: SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT 33283) (1987)

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (1990)

John-Edward Kelly (saxophone)Miklós Maros/Czech State Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague
( + Sinfonia Concertante, Symphony No. 1 and 4 Gitanjali Songs)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 23 (1992)


Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra (1988)

Raschèr Saxophone Quartet/Georg Alexander Albrecht/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Trombone Concerto, Oolit, Descort and Dimensions)
CAPRICE CAP 21670 (2002)


Sinfonia Concertante (Symphonie No. 3) for Violin, Cello and Double Bass and Strings (1986)

Juha Kangas, Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Alto Saxophone Concerto, Symphony No. 1 and 4 Gitanjali Songs)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 23 (1992)



PER MÅRTENSSON
(b. 1967, SWEDEN)

Born in Österssund, Jämtland County. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Sven-David Sandström. He is artistic Director and composition teacher at the Gotland School of Music. He has composed orchestral, instrumental and electronic works.

Violin Concerto with 13 Winds and Electronics (1996-7)

Fredrik Burstedt (violin)/Stefan Solyom/Swedish Serenade Ensemble
( + Larsson Gothe: Concerto for Violin, Winds and Percussion, Ride of the Valkyries, Sandgren: Solo for Violin and Tape and Cordes sur Bois for Solo Violin)
PALETTE RECORDS PALCD-986 (2006)

Flute Concerto (2001)

Anders Jonhäll (flute)/Pierre-André Valade/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Dance and Sentimental Song, Mellnäs: Intimate Games, Rendez-Vous II, Chini: Icaregag and Silent Notes for Madrid)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 173 (2007)


Bassoon Concerto (2002)

Knut Sönstevold (bassoon)/Andreas Hanson/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra ;
( + Börtz : Concerto for Bassoon and Winds, Eliasson: Wellen, Chini: Goélette de Jade and I.Nilsson: Diabas)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 164 (2006)


ROLF MARTINSSON
(b. 1956, SWEDEN)

Born in Glimåkra, Skåne (Scania). He studied composition at Malmö Academy of Music with Brian Ferneyhough, Sven-David Sandström, Hans Eklund, Sven-Eric Johanson, Jan W. Morthenson and Sven-Erik Bäck, and since 1987, has taught composition and arranging at the same school. His catalogue covers most genres. Some of his unrecorded orchestral works are Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 78 (2007), "Concert Fantastique," Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Op. 86 (2010), "Fairlight," Trombone Concerto No. 1, Op. 68 (2004), Concerto for Flute, Marimba and String Orchestra (1984), Concertino for Flute, Oboe and String Orchestra, Op. 10a (1984). There are also: Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 81 (2008), Chamber Concerto No. 1, Op.25 (1988) and Chamber Concerto No. 2, Op. 83 (2010)

Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 69a (2005)

Mats Lidström (cello)/Mats Rondin/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Shimmering Blue, Open Mind and Exposé)
DAPHNE 1029 (2008)


Double Bass Concerto No. 1, Op. 87 (2011)

Dan Styffe (double bass)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Auerbach: Memory of a Tango, Hauta-Aho: Poetic Caprice, Kurtág: Message - consolation à Christian Sutter. Alio modo, Thommessen: A Lyrical Duet, Scelsi: Mantram and Kullberg /Nørgård: Secret Voices)
SIMAX PSC 1324 (2012)


"Shimmering Blue," Flute Concerto No. 1, Op. 70a (2005)

Magnus Båge (flute)/Mats Rondin/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto No. 1, Open Mind and Exposé)
DAPHNE 1029 (2008)


"Golden Harmony," Soprano Saxophone Concerto No. 1, Op. 93 (2009)

Anders Paulsson (saxophone)/Christoph Altstaedt/NorrlandsOperan Symphony Orchestra
( + S-D. Sandström: Four Pieces and Eliasson: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 188 (2012)


"Bridge,"
Trumpet Concerto No. 1, Op. 47 (1998)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Tamberg: Trumpet Concerto and Pärt: Concerto Piccolo)
BIS CD-1208 (2003)


TAUNO MARTTINEN
(1912-2008, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. Initially, he studied conducting and composition at at the Music Institute in Viipuri (then in Finland, now Vyborg, Russia) before going on to study with Ilmari Hannikainen at the Helsinki Conservatory. He also had private composition lessons with Selim Palmgren and, many years later, with Wladimir Vogel in Ascona, Switzerland. He worked as a music critic, conducted the Hämeenlinna City Orchestra and was founder and director of the Music Institute in that city. He was a most prolific composer who produced hundreds of works in all genres from opera to solo organ pieces. His enormous orchestral catalogue also includes Piano Concertos Nos. 2, Op. 74 (1972), 3, Op. 200 (1981). and 4, Op. 241 (1984), Cello Concerto, Op.30 ``Dalai Lama'' (1966, rev.1979), Flute Concerto, Op. 72 (1972), Clarinet Concerto, Op. 89 "Hirvenhiihto" (On the Tracks of the Winter Moose) (1974), Bassoon Concerto, Op. 40 (1971, rev.1983–4), Concerto for Kantele and String Orchestra, Op. 145 (1997), Concerto Grosso for Violin, Viola, Cello, Organ and Orchestra, Op. 216 (1983), Concertino for Accordion and String Orchestra, Op. 171 (1979), Hämeenlinna Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, op. 103 (1975) and Rembrandt for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 11 (1962).

Piano Concertos No. 1, Op. 23 (1964)

Ralph van Raat (piano)/Hannu Lintu/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra)
COBRA RECORDS SKU 0041 (2014)

Violin Concerto, Op. 13 (1962)

Philippe Graffin (violin)/Hannu Lintu/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra)
COBRA RECORDS SKU 0041 (2014)

Pekka Kauppinen (violin)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 8)
BIS CD-701 (1994)

Concerto Espagnole for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 144 (1978)

Petri Alanko (flute)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Rautavaara: Flute Concerto, Sallinen: Chamber Music No. 2 and Basmakov: Flute Concerto)
BIS CD-687 (1996)


Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 154 (1964, rev. 1978)

Marko Ylonen (cello)/Hannu Lintu/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra)
COBRA RECORDS SKU 0041 (2014)


ARTURS MASKATS
(b. 1957, LATVIA)

Born in Valmiera. He studied at the Jazeps Medinš Music School, where his teachers included Janis Licitis for harmony and Marija Medina for musical form and instrumentation and then studied composition with Valentins Utkins at the Latvian State Conservatory. He has been artistic director of the Latvian National Opera. He has written a large amount of music for the theater as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works, including a Capriccio for Oboe and Orchestra (2008).

Cello Concerto (1992)

Reinis Birznieks (cello)/Normunds Sne/Riga Chamber Players
( + Concerto Grosso, Lacrimosa, Salve Regina and 3 Poems by Paul Verlaine)
BIS CD-1146 (2002)


Concerto Grosso for Violin, Cello, Percussion and String Orchestra (1996)

Sandis Steinbergs (violin)/Reinis Birznieks (cello)/Edgars Saksons (percussion)/Normunds Sne/Riga Chamber Players
( + Cello Concerto, Lacrimosa, Salve Regina and 3 Poems by Paul Verlaine)
BIS CD-1146 (2002)



ÁSKELL MÁSSON
(b. 1953, ICELAND)

Born in Reykjavik. He began his musical studies on the clarinet and later studied percussion at the Reykjavik College of Music and privately in London with James Blades. He is self-taught as a composer. Initially, he worked as a composer and percussionist of the Ballet of the National Theatre in Iceland and was a producer at the Music Department of the Iceland State Radio, but since 1983, he has devoted his time exclusively to composition. His catalogue includes orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works as well as music for the theater. His other concertante works are Piano Concerto (1985), Violin Concerto (2000), Viola Concerto (1983), Horn Concerto (2009), Trombone Concerto "Canto Nordico" (2000), Tuba Concerto "Maes Howe" (2008), Percussion Concerto (2000), Double Concerto for 2 Percussionists and Orchestra "Crossings (2008), Konzertstück for Snare Drum and Orchestra (1982) and Ensilumi for Cello and Orchestra (2009).

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (1980)

Einer Johannesson (clarinet)/Pall P. Palsson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Partita, Prim, Marimba Sonata and Trio)
GRAMM GCD 101 (1988)
(original LP release: GRAMM G 100) (1982)


Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra (1987)

Robert Carlsson (marimbist)/Jun'ichi Hirokami /Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Norgard: For a Change and Sallinen: Symphony No. 2)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 019 (2001)


ØRJAN MATRE
(b. 1979, NORWAY)

Born in in Bergen. He studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Bjørn Kruse, Lasse Thoresen, Olav Anton Thommessen and Henrik Hellstenius. He was composer-in-residence for the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra "Inside Out" (2010)

Rolf Borch (clarinet)/Juanjo Mena/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Prologue, Chant and A Leaf Falls in Loneliness)
AURORA ACD 5065 (2012)

VILLE MATVEJEFF
(b. 1986)
FINLAND
Born in Hollola. He trained at the Sibelius Academy and Espoo Music Institute. He is a pianist and conductor as well as a composer. His works range over several genres and include a Violin Concerto (2011).
Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra "Crossroads ” (2009)
Tuomas Lehto (cello)/Dima Slobodeniouk/urku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ad Astra and Linkola: Piano Concerto No. 1)
ALBA ABCD 364 (2014)

JĀNIS MEDIŅŠ
(1890-1966, LATVIA)

Born in Riga. From the age of 10, he attended the Riga Zigerta Music Institute where he studied piano, violin and cello, and three years later, began to play the violin in the orchestra of the Institute. He soon began to compose and went on to conduct the Latvian National Opera and Latvian Symphony Orchestra and to teach conducting and orchestration at the Latvian Conservatory. He fled the Soviet invasion of his country in 1944, moving to Germany and eventually settling permanently in Sweden. His brothers Jāzeps Medinš (1877-1947) and Jēkabs Medinš (1885-1971) were also composers. He composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. In his catalogue there is also a Cello Concerto No. 1 (1928), Concertino for Two Violins and Orchestra (1961), Rhapsody on Latvian Folksongs for Two Violins and Orchestra (1962) and Raven Mill for Violin and Orchestra (1943).

Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor (1932)

Vilma Cīrule (piano)/Centis Kriķis/ Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Honegger: Piano Concertino)
MELODIYA 33CM 02939-40 (LP) (1971)

Cello Concerto No. 2 (1947)

Ingus Naruns (cello)/Harry John Brown/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1)
KAIBALA RECORDS 30C02 (LP) (1978)


JĒKABS MEDIŅŠ
(1885-1971, LATVIA)

Born in Riga. He studied at the Riga Zigerta Music Institute and at the Berlin Hochschule fur Musik. He taught at the Jelgiva Teacher's College and became director of that city's Peoples Conservatory, and later at the Riga Conservatory. His brothers Jāzeps Medinš (1877-1947) and Jānis Medinš (1890-1966) were also composers. He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works, including an Organ Concerto (1954), Clarinet Concerto (1948), Horn Concertos Nos. 1 (1949) and 2 (1962) and Kokle Concerto (1952).

Poem for Violin and Orchestra in B minor (1953)

Valdis Bergs (violin)/Leonid Vigners/Latvian Radio symphony Orchestra
( + Darzins: Melancholy Waltz)
MELODIYA D 00010991-2 (LP) (1962)


ERKKI MELARTIN
(1875-1937, FINLAND)

Born in Käkisalmi, Karelia (then in Finland, now Russia). He was a pupil of Martin Wegelius at the Helsinki Music Institute and Robert Fuchs from 1899-1901 in Vienna. He conducted the Viipuri Orchestra and taught music theory at the Helsinki Music Institute where he succeeded Martin Wegelius as its director. He composed an opera, a ballet, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His 6 Symphonies are his most important works.

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 60 (1913)

John Storgårds (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Prinsessa Ruusunen: Suite and Lyric Suite No. 3)
ONDINE ODE 923-2 (1999)


HENRIK MELCHER MELCHERS
(1882-1961, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He studied at the Stockholm Conservatory and graduated as a music teacher. He also studied composition with Johan Lindegren as well as at the Paris Conservatory. He graduated as an organist then and studied conducting in Brussels and Sondershausen. He worked as a music critic and had an academic career at the Stockholm Conservatory where he eventually became a Professor. He did not compose prolifically and concentrated on orchestral and chamber music as well as songs.. he also composed aa Piano Concerto No. 1 (1923) and a Violin Concerto (1927).

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 23 (1931)

Johan Ullén (piano)/Mats Rondin/ Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony in D minor)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 717 (2002)



ARNE MELLNÄS
(1933-2002, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He studied with Erland von Koch, Lars-Erik Larsson and Karl-Birger Blomdahl at the Stockholm Musikhögskolan and later continued his training with Boris Blacher at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik, and privately with Max Deutsch in Paris and György Ligeti in Vienna. In addition, he studied electronic music with Gottfried Michael Koenig at the Gaudeamus Foundation. He returned to the Stockholm Musikhögskolan to teach theory and then lectured in orchestration. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1957) has not been recorded.

"Intimate Games,"
Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (1992)

Anders Jonhäll (flute)/Pierre-André Valade/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Rendez-Vous II, Mårtensson: Flute Concerto, Dance and Sentimental Song, Chini: Icaregag and Silent Notes for Madrid)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 173 (2007)

"Labyrinthos," Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (1999)

Jörgen Pettersson (alto saxophone)/ Marcello Viotti/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra,
( + Symphony No. 1 and Passages)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 175 (2010)


AARE MERIKANTO
(1893-1958, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki, the son of composer Oskar Merikanto (1868-1924). His composition teachers were Erkki Melartin at the Helsinki Music Institute, Max Reger in Leipzig and Sergei Vassilenko in Moscow. He taught at the Sibelius Academy and became head of its Department of Composition. His catalogue includes an opera and works for orchestra, chamber groups and voice. His unrecorded concertane works are: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor Op. 3 (1913), Violin Concertos Nos. 1 in G minor Op. 9 (1915) and 3 (1931, lost), Cello Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 21 (1919) and Serenade for Cello and String Orchestra (1914).

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1937)

Eero Heinonen (piano)/Ulf Söderblom/Finnish National Opera Orchestra
( + Concert Piece and Partita)
HMV (Finland) 9C 063-36024 (LP) (1977)

Matti Raekallio (piano)/Tuomas Ollila/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3, 2 Pieces for Small Orchestra and 2 Studies for Small Orchestra)
ONDINE ODE 915-2 (1998)

Piano Concerto No. 3 (1955)

Matti Raekallio (piano)/Tuomas Ollila/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, 2 Pieces for Small Orchestra and 2 Studies for Small Orchestra)
ONDINE ODE 915-2 (1998)

Tapani Valsta (piano)/Tauno Hannikainen/Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra
( + Largo Misterioso.belius: Spring Song and Sonninen: Under the Skies of Lapland)
FENNICA SS 11 (LP) (1960s)

Violin Concerto No. 2 (1925)

Ulf Hästbacka (violin)/Paavo Berglund/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + The Echo, Raitio: The Avenue, Moonlight on Jupiter and The Swans)
FENNICA NOVA FENO 2 (LP) (1978)

Kaija Saarikettu (violin)/James DePreist/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 4, 10 Pieces for Orchesra and Genesis)
FINLANDIA FACD 387 (1991)

Violin Concerto No. 4 (1954)

Kaija Saarikettu (violin)/James DePreist/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, 10 Pieces for Orchesra and Genesis)
FINLANDIA FACD 387 (1991)

Cello Concerto No. 2 in D minor (1941-4)

Jan-Erik Gustafsson (cello)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto)
ONDINE ODE 859-2 (1995)


Concerto for Violin, Clarinet, Horn and String Sextet "Schott Concerto" (1941-4)

Ulf Söderblom with /Oleg Kagan (violin)Eduard Brunner (clarinet)/David Jolley (horn)/Sakari Oramo (violin)/Nachum Erlich (violin)/Matti Hirvikangas (viola)/Vladimir Mendelssohn (viola)/ Raimo Sariola (cello)/
( + Nonet and Choral Pieces)
ONDINE ODE 703-2 (1988)

Francis Travis/Miksi Ei Ensemble)
( + Bergman: Concertino da Camera and Webern: Concerto for 9 Instruments)
LOVE LRLP 228 (1976)

Concert Piece for Cello and Chamber Orchestra (1926)

Veikko Höylä (cello)/Ulf Söderblom/Finnish National Opera Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Partita)
HMV (Finland) 9C 063-36024 (LP) (1977)

Anssi Karttunen (cello)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/London Sinfonietta
( + M. Lindberg: Zona, Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 3 and B.A. Zimmermann: Cantata for Cello and Orchestra)
FINLANDIA FACD 400 (1991)


USKO MERILÄINEN
(1930-2004, FINLAND)

Born in Tampere. He studied composition with Aare Merikanto and orchestration with Leo Funtek at the Sibelius Academy and also took private composition lessons with Ernst Krenek in Darmstadt and Wladimir Vogel in Ascona, Switzerland. He worked as a conductor and taught musicology at the Tampere University. His large catalogue also includes a .ballet, orchestral, chamber, vocal and electronic works. His unrecorded orchestral works include a Cello Concerto (1975), Guitar Concerto (1991), Chamber Concerto for Violin, Percussion and Double String Orchestra (1962), Concerto for Orchestra No. 1 (1955) and Dialogue for Piano and Orchestra (1977).

Piano Concerto (No. 1) (1955)

Rhondda Gillespie (piano)/Walter Susskind/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Heininen: Adagio)
PHILIPS 802 854 LY (LP) (1967)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1969)

Rhondda Gillespie (piano)/Jirí Belohlávek/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3, Concerto for Double Bass and Percussion, Visions and Whispers, Mouvements Circulaires en Douceur, Zimbal, String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2)
FINLANDIA 3984-23402-2 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA FA 305) (1979)

A Kinetic Poem for Piano and Orchestra (1981).

Teppo Koivisto (piano)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Sibelius Academy Orchestra
( + Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire)
SIBELIUS A SALP 4 (LP) (1985)

Aikaviiva (Timeline) (Concerto No. 2 for Orchestra) (1989)

Hannu Lintu/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Kaipainen: The Ghost of Buster and Korpijaakko: Amuse-Bouche)
ALBA ABCD 342 (2012)

Leif Segerstam/Tampere Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Linjama: Violin Concerto No. 1 and Englund: Symphony No. 7)
TAMPEREEN KAUPUNGINORKESTERI TKO 6 (1991)


Summer Concerto for Chamber Orchestra (1993-4)

Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Tiensuu: Sulci, Salmenhaara: Canzonetta, Tulve: LOmbre Derrière Toi and for three viola da gambas and
Vasks: Epifania)
ALBA ABCD 355 (2013)

Visions and Whispers for Flute and Orchestra (1985)

Mikael Helasvuo (flute)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphony No. 3, Concerto for Double Bass and Percussion, Visions and Whispers, Mouvements Circulaires en Douceur, Zimbal, String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2)
FINLANDIA 3984-23402-2 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA FACD 385) (1990)


ERNST MIELCK
(1877-1899, FINLAND)

Born in Viipuri (now Viborg, Russia, then Finland). He started piano lessons as a child and then was sent to Berlin, initially at age 14, where he studied with several teachers including Max Bruch at the Hochschule für Musik. His Symphony was the first significant work in that genre composed in Finland. His other works were orchestral, chamber and vocal. His early death from tuberculosis was a great loss to Finnish music. His Piano Concerto in C minor (1895) has not been recorded.

Concertstück in E minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 9 (1898)

Liisa Pohjola (piano)/Hannu Lintu/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony in F minor)
STERLING CDS 1035-2 (1999)

Concertstück in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8 (1898)

John Storgårds (violin)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in F minor)
ONDINE ODE 1019-2 (2003)

 

FINN MORTENSEN
(1922-1983, NORWAY)

Born in Christiania (now Oslo). He studied harmony with Torleif Eken, composition with Klaus Egge and Nils Viggo Bentzon, as well as the piano and double bass at the Oslo Conservatory and took courses at Darmstadt and with Karlheinz Stockhausen's master class in electronic music at Cologne. He taught at the Oslo Conservatory (which became the Norwegian State Academy of Music), worked as a music critic and was the leader of the group Ny Musik, a Norwegian advocacy group for contemporary music. As a composer he has concentrated exclusively on music for instruments ranging from solo piano works to pieces for orchestra.

Piano Concerto, Op. 25 (1963)

Kjell Bækkelund (piano)/Karsten Andersen/ Bergen Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasy, Per Orchestra, Fantasy and Fugue, Five Studies for Solo Flute: Nos. 1 annd V)
AURORA CONTEMPORARY NCD-B 4942 (1988)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6507 040) (1975)

Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 27 (1965-6 )

Erica Haase (piano)/Sixten Ehrling/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Per Orchestra, Fantasy and Fugue, Five Studies for Solo Flute: Nos. 1 annd V)
AURORA CONTEMPORARY NCD-B 4942 (1988)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6507 010) (1971)



JAN W. MORTHENSON
(b. 1940, SWEDEN)

Born in Örnsköldsvik, Västernorrland County. He studied composition with Runar Mangs and Ingvar Lidholm in Stockholm as well as aesthetics at Uppsala University and with the German music theorist Heinz-Klaus Metzger. He then had instruction in electronic music with Gottfried Koenig in Cologne and attended the advanced music courses in Darmstadt. He has taught composition at the San Francisco College of Music, the Royal Serdish Academy in Stockholm and the Malmö Music School. His catalogue covers most genres with a specialty in orchestral and chamber works.

"SONORA," Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra (1999)

( + Chini: Piano Concerto, Norssken, M. Larson: Lucifer, Solyom: Concert Piece for Drums and Strings, Söderberg:Concertino for Marimba and Strings, Eyser: Colludo, Lindgren: Open Door and Morthenson:
Sonora - Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra)
NOSAG RECORDS CD 162 (2009)


JON MOSTAD
(b. 1942, NORWAY)

Born in Fredrikstad, Østfold County. He studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Finn Mortensen and also studied privarely with Olav Anton Thommessen. He taught arrangement and composition, as well as music and religion at high schools in Fredrikstad and Moss. He has composed orchestral, chamber music, solo instrumental, vocal, choral and electro-acoustic works

Cello Concerto (1990)

Øystein Birkeland (cello)/Michel Swierczewski/Oslo Philharmonic
( + House and The Light Shines in the Darkness)
AURORA ACD 4978 (1996)



JON ØIVIND NESS
(b. 1968, NORWAY)

Born in Bærum, Nord-Trøndelag County. As a child he played the tusselfløyte (a Norwegian traditional flute), the violin and the clarinet. Afterwards, he studied the classical guitar at the Norwegian Academy of Music where he also studied composition with Olav Anton Thommessen, Lasse Thoresen, Bjorn Kruse and Ragnar Söderlind. He has composed orchestral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works.

Violin Concerto "Mad Cap Tootling" (2003)

Peter Herresthal (violin)/Rolf Gupta/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Gust and Low Jive)
SIMAX PSC 1278 (2009)


Cello Concerto "Wet Blubber Soup" (2002)

Øystein Birkeland (cello)/Rolf Gupta/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Gust and Low Jive)
SIMAX PSC 1278 (2009)


Bogey Thresher for Tuba and Orchestra (2011)

Øystein Baadsvik (tuba)/Christian Lindberg/Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Baadsvik: Tuba Concerto and C. Lindberg: Panda in Love)
BIS SACD-2005 (2014)



CARL NIELSEN
(1865-1931, DENMARK)

Born in in Sortelung (Nørre Lyndelse), near Odense. He learned the violin and piano as a child and began composing as well. After learning how to play brass instruments, he got a job as a bugler and trombonist in an Odense band. His formal musical education was at the Copenhagen Music Conservatory where he studied the violin with Valdemar Tofte, music theory with Orla Rosenhoff and music history with Niels Gade. He was a violinist with the orchestra of the Royal Theater in Copenhagen and earned some extra income as a teacher before making his breakthrough as a composer with his Suite for Strings. After receiving a state pension, he often appeared as a conductor but he was able to devote his musical career mostly to composition. He is uncontestedly seen as Denmark's greatest composer, whose cycle of Symphonies reached world prominence and whose other major works - the Concertos, operas and various chamber works are frequently performed.

Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1911)

Adele Anthony (violin)/Dorrit Matson/New York Scandia Symphony
( + Flute Concerto)
CENTAUR CRC 2427 (1999)

Jonathan Carney (violin)/Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
NAXOS 8.55418 (2000)

Eugene Fodor (violin)/Philip Greenberg/Bavarian Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1999)
( + Little Suite and Romance)
GRAZIOSO RECORDS 72601 (2002)

Vilde Frang (violin)/Eivind Gullberg Jensen/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS 602570-2 (2012)

Henrik Hannisdal (violin)/Terje Mikkelsen/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Little Suite)
APEX 748311-2 (2002)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA 3984-22836-2) (1998)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Myung-Whun Chung/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
BIS CD-616 (1994)
(original CD release: BIS CD-370) (1987)

Jennifer Koh (violin)/Osmo Vänskä/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
KONTRAPUNKT 32254 (1997)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Mariss Jansons/Southern Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + A. Gade: Violin Concerto No. 1, N. Gade: Violin Concerto, Malling: Fantasy and Riisager: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 467-8 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

Cho-Liang Lin (violin)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL SKU 92613 (2001)
(original CD release: CBS MASTERWORKS MK 44548) (1988)

Silvia Marcovici (violin)/Yoel Levi/Montpellier National Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
ACCORD 4760944 (2003)

Saeka Matsuyama (violin)/Jan Wagner/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + 5 Songs and R. Langgaard: String Quartet No. 3)
BRIDGE 9100 (2000)
( + Flute Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
REGIS RRC 1208 (2006)

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Mogens Wöldike/Danish National Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 7639872 (1991)
(original LP release: HMV BLP 1025 {1953}/RCA VICTOR LHMV-22) (1955)

Kim Sjögren (violin)/Michael Schønwandt/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 8894 (1992)

Malcolm Stewart (violin)/Douglas Bostock/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Aladdin: Suite and Romance)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 638 (2006)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Herbert Blomstedt/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Symphony No. 5 and Wind Quintet)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 206882-2 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original release: HMV SLS 5027 (8 LPs) (1975)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
SIMAX PSC1144 (1999)
(original CD release: NORSK IDCD 5/VIRGIN CLASSICS VC7 91111-2 (1990)

Emil Telmányi (violin)/Fritz Busch/Danish State Broadcasting Orchestra (rec. 1941)
(included in collection: "Scandinavian Classics - Volume 4")
DANACORD DACOCD 707-8 (2 CDs) (2012)

Emil Telmányi (violin)/Egisto Tango/Royal Danish Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Clarinet Concerto and Saga-Dream)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9744 (2002)
(included in collection: "The Historic Carl Nielsen Collection, Volume 2")
DANACORD DACOCD 354-6 (3 CDs) (1996)
(original CD release: DANACORD DACO 151 Danacord

Tibor Varga (violin)/Jerzy Semkow/Royal Danish Orchestra
( + Nystroem: Violin Concerto)
TIBOR VARGA COLLECTION No. 23 (1993)
(original LP release: TURNABOUT TV 34043S/FONA S 1) (1966)

Maxim Vengerov (violin)/Daniel Barenboim/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
APEX 2564673005 (2011)
(original CD release: TELDEC CD 0630-13161-2) (1996)

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)/Lawrence Foster/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1)
EMI CLASSICS 556906-2 (2000)


Flute Concerto (1926)

András Adorján (flute)/Osmo Vänskä/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
KONTRAPUNKT 32254 (1997)

Petri Alanko (flute)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Ibert: Flute Concerto, Jolivet: Flute Concerto and Suite en Concert)
ONDINE ODE 802-2 (1993)

Julius Baker (flute)/Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Clarinet Concerto and Hindemith: Violin Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 47599 (1993)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-7028/CBS SBRG 72639) (1967)

Sharon Bezaly (flute)Neeme Järvi/Hague /Residentie Orchestra
( + Chaminade: Flute Concertino, Griffes: Poem, Poulenc: Flute Sonata, Reinecke: Flute Concerto, Rimsky Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee and Tchaikovsky: Largo and Allegro for Flute and Srings)
BIS SACD-1679 (2013)

Poul Birkelund (flute)/Erik Tuxen/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Ibert: Flute Concerto and Jolivet: Flute Concerto)
KONTRAPUNKT 33008 (1994)

Katherine Bryan (flute)/Paul Daniel/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + L. Liebermann: Flute Concerto, Hüe: Fantaisie and Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano)
LINN RECORDS 367 (2010)

Keith Bryan (flute)/Zuohuang Chen/Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava
( + Ibert: Flute Concerto, Griffes: Poem and Perry: Summer Nocturne)
PREMIEM PRCD 1020 (1994)
(original LP release: OPUS 9310 2050) (1989)

Noam Buchman (flute)/Erwin Acél/Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ibert: Flute Concerto and Partos: Flute Concerto)
OLYMPIA OCD 420 (1991)

Toke Lund Christiansen (flute)/Michael Schønwandt/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 8894 (1992)

Gareth Davies (flute)/Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
NAXOS 8.55418 (2000)

Michael Faust (flute)/Alun Francis/West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cologne
( + Ibert: Flute Concerto, Martin: Ballade and Bernstein: Halil)
CAPRICCIO RECORDS 10495 (1994)

Per Flemström (flute)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Saul and David: Act 2 - Prelude, An Imaginary Trip to the Faeroe Islands and Springtime in Funen)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 53276 (1994)

Patrick Gallois (flute)/Myung-Whun Chung/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Clarinet Concerto)
BIS CD-616 (1994)

James Galway (flute and conductor)/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 2 Fantasy Pieces, Wind Quintet, The Mother: The Fog is Lifting and The Children are Playing and Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp: Faith and Hope are Playing)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 6359-2 (1994)

Holger Gilbert-Jespersen (flute)/Thomas Jensen/Danish State Radio Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5, Helios Overture, Maskerade - Excerpts and Schultz: Serenade for Strings)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4801858-2 (2010)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2979/LONDON LL-1124) (1954)

Lisa Hansen (flute)/Dorrit Matson/New York Scandia Symphony
( + Violin Concerto)
CENTAUR CRC 2427 (1999)

Mikael Helasvuo (flute)/Tibor Bogányi/Saimaa Sinfonietta
( + Heininen: Flute Concerto)
ALBA ABCD 350 (2013)

Thomas Jensen (flute)/Giordano Bellincampi/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Ibert: Flute Concerto, Martin: Ballade and Griffes: Poem)
DANACORD DACOCD 725 (2013)

SoYoung Lee (flute)/Chang-Kook Kim/Ensemble of Tokyo
( + Ibert: Flute Concerto, Jolivet: Flute Concerto and Kennan: Night Solloquy)
SKARBO 3101 (2010)

Frantz Lemmser (flute)/Herbert Blomstedt/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, Symphony No. 5 and Wind Quintet)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 206882-2 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original release: HMV SLS 5027 (8 LPs) (1975)

Rune Most (flute)/Douglas Bostock/Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto [original 2nd movement], Pan and Syrinx, Little Suite and Bohmian-Danish Folksong)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 688 (2006)

Andrew Nicholson (flute)/Mark Elder/Hallé Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and Aladdin: Oriental Festival March)
HALLÉ CDHLL 7502 (2003)

Aurèle Nicolet (flute)/Kurt Masur/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Reinecke: Flute Concerto and Busoni: Divertimento for Flute and Orchestra)
PHILIPS 412728-2 (1985)

Jan Oün (flute)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto
MELODIYA S10 28491 002 (LP) (1989)

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)/Simon Rattle/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Wind Quintet)
EMI CLASSICS 94421-2 (2007)

Paul Pizmandi (flute)/Othmar Maga/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Clarinet Concerto)
TURNABOUT TV 34261S (LP) (1970)

Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)/John Frandsen/Sjælland Symphony Orchestra
( + Khachaturian/Rampal: Flute Concerto)
CBS MASTERWORKS MK 44665 (1988)
(original LP release: ERATO STU 71273) (1979)

Jennifer Stinton (flute)/Steuart Bedford/Scottish Chamber Orchestra
( + Ibert: Flute Concerto, Honegger: Concerto da Camera and Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano)
MUSICAL CONCEPTS 1126 (2011)
(original CD release: COLLINS CLASSICS 1210-2) (1991)

Mary Stolper (flute)/Dieter Kober/Chicago Chamber Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto)
CENTAUR CRC 2024 (1985)

Jean-Michel Tanguy (flute)/Sébastien Billard/Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Ibert: Flute Concerto and Alpaerts: Flute Concerto)
LE CHANT DE LINOS CL0 818 (2009)


Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57 (1928)

Kevin Banks (clarinet)/Kees Bakels/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Flute Concerto)
NAXOS 8.55418 (2000)

François Benda (clarinet)/Christian Benda/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Rossini: Theme and Variations, . / Debussy:: Première Rhapsodie and Busoni: Clarinet Concertino)
FONO FSM FCD 97 212 (1995)

Walter Boeykens (clarinet)/Jan Caeyers/Beethoven Academie
( + Little Suite, Pan and Syrinx and Love and the Poet Overture)
HARMONIA MUNDI 7901489 (1998)

Louis Cahuzac (clarinet)/John Frandsen /Royal Danish Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Violin Concerto and Saga-Dream)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9744 (2002)
(from COLUMBIA 78s)

Philippe Cuper (clarinet)/Claude Schnitzler/Orchestre de Bretagne
( + Copland:Clarinet Concerto and Françaix: Clarinet Concerto)
ACCORD ACD 243852 (1995)

Josef Deak (clarinet)/Othmar Maga/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Flute Concerto)
TURNABOUT TV 34261S (LP) (1970)

Stanley Drucker (clarinet)/Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Flute Concerto and Hindemith: Violin Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 47599 (1993)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-7028/CBS SBRG 72639) (1967)

Ib Erikson (clarinet)/Mögens Woldike/Danish State Radio Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5, Helios Overture, Maskerade - Excerpts and Schultz: Serenade for Strings)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4801858-2 (2010)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2979/LONDON LL-1124) (1954)

Timothy Ferchen (clarinet)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Little Suite)
APEX 748311-2 (2002)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA 3984-22836-2) (1998)

Martin Fröst (clarinet)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Aho: Clarinet Concerto)
BIS CD-1463 (2007)

Benny Goodman (clarinet)/Morton Gould/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Weber: Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL RCD1-5890 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LSC 2920/RCA SB-6701) (1967)

Dionysis Grammenos (clarinet)/Ari Rasilainen//Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Spohr: Clarinet Concerto and Debussy: Premiére Rapsodie)
NAIVE V5348 (2013)

Janet Hilton (clarinet)/Matthias Bamert/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes)
CHANDOS CHAN 8618 (1992)

Kullervo Kojo (clarinet)/Terje Mikkelsen/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Little Suite)
APEX 748311-2 (2002)

John Kruse (clarinet)/Osmo Vänskä/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Flute Concerto)
KONTRAPUNKT 32254 (1997)

John Manasse (clarinet)/Kirk Trvor/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Hindemith: Clarinet Concerto)
XLNT MUSIC 18011 (2004)

John McCaw (clarinet)/Raymond Leppard/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Flute Concerto)
REGIS RRC 1208 (2008)
(original LP release: UNICORN UNS 239 (1971)

Sabine Meyer (clarinet)/Simon Rattle/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Wind Quintet)
EMI CLASSICS 94421-2 (2007)

Arne Møller (clarinet)/Eifred Eckart Hansen/Tivoli Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Wind Quintet, N.V. Bentzon: Concerto for 3 Clarinets, Høyer: Concert for the Clarinet Family, Copland: Clarinet Concerto and Mozart: Clarinet Quintet)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 514-5 (2 CDs) (2004)

Spyros Mourikis (clarinet)/Giordano Bellincampi/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and N.W. Gade: Fantasy Pieces)
THE CARL NIELSEN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITIONS 1998 ISCR DK-QHA-98-001 (non-commercial CD)

Håkan Rosengren (clarinet)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Saul and David: Act 2 - Prelude, An Imaginary Trip to the Faeroe Islands and Springtime in Funen)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 53276 (1994)

John Russo (clarinet and conductor)/St. Petersburg Orchestra
( + Russo: Bagatelles, Diemer: Poem of Remembrance, Schlenck: Jazz Raga and Hindemith: Quintet for Clarinet andStrings
CRS ARTISTS (CONTEMPORARY RECORD SOCIETY CD 0887 (2011)

Olle Schill (clarinet)/Myung-Whun Chung/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Flute Concerto)
BIS CD-616 (1994)

Kjell-Inge Stevensson (clarinet)/Herbert Blomstedt/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Flute Concerto, Symphony No. 5 and Wind Quintet)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 206882-2 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original release: HMV SLS 5027 (8 LPs) (1975)

Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)/Lawrence Leighton Smith/Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes and Prokofiev: Sonata for Flute and Piano)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 63836 (2001)

Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet)/Hannu Lintu/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sallinen: Concerto for Clarinet and Viola and Eötvös: Levitation)
ALBA ABCD 314 (2012)

Niels Thomsen (clarinet)/Michael Schønwandt/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 8894 (1992)

Kalev Velthut (clarinet)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto
MELODIYA S10 28491 002 (LP) (1989)

John Bruce Yeh (clarinet)/Dieter Kober/Chicago Chamber Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto)
CENTAUR CRC 2024 (1985)

Romance for Violin and Orchestra) (orch. H. Sitt from 2 Fantasy Pieces), FS 8/1 (Op. 2/1) (1889/1893)

Eugene Fodor (violin)/Philip Greenberg/Bavarian Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1999)
( + Violin Concerto and Little Suite)
GRAZIOSO RECORDS 72601 (2002)

Malcolm Stewart (violin)/Douglas Bostock/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Aladdin: Suite)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 638 (2006)

Cecilia Zilliacus (violin)/Hannu Koivula/Västeras Sinfonietta
( + Stenhammar: 2 Sentimental Romances, Svendsen: Romance, Sibelius: Humoresques, Op. 87 and Nelson: Dances and Air)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 093 (2005)


LUDOLF NIELSEN
(1876-1939, DENMARK)

Born in Nørre Tvede, Lolland. He learned the violin as a child and received his formal musical training at the Danish Royal Academy of Music where his teachers included Otto Malling and J.P.E. Hartmann for composition. He was active as a violinst, conductor and teacher and spent has latter years as a programmer for the Danish National Radio. In addition to his 3 Symphonies, he composed, operas, music for radio plays, orchestral, chamber, and solo instrumental and vocal music. He composed no other large pieces for orchestra.

Berceuse for Violin and Strings, Op. 9 (1904)

Alechandro Rutkauskas (violin)/Ole Schmidt/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Lyric Nocturne)
CPO 999356-2 (1996)

Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 20 (1908)

Anton Kontra (violin)/Frank Cramer/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Concert Overture)
DACAPO 8.224093 (1997)


ANDERS NILSSON
(b. 1954, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He performed as a band musician and then privately studied piano and music. He continued his study of composition with Hans Eklund and with Gunnar Bucht at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Mostly a freelance composer, he has taught orchestration in Stockholm. He has composed orchestral music, including two symphonies, several concertos, and chamber music as well as two operas. Some of his other orchestral works are: Piano Concerto No. I (1997), Marimba Concerto (1998) and Concerto Grosso No. 2 for 6 Percusionists and String Orchestra (2002).

Organ Concerto (Sinfonia Concertante) (1987-8)

Erik Lundkvist (organ)/Niklas Willén/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 5 Orchestral Pieces for Piano, Ariel and Cadenza)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 53 (1993)

Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra (1995)

Raschèr Saxophone Quartet/Petter Sundkvist/Swedish Chamber Orchestra, cond.
( + Kaipainen: Vernal Concerto and Hvoslef: Concerto for Saxophone Quartet))
BIS CD-1203 (2003)

Ariel for Oboe, String Orchestra and Tape (1985-6)

Helén Jahren (oboe)/Bjarte Engeset/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Organ Concerto, 5 Orchestral Pieces for Piano and Cadenza)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 53 (1993)


TORSTEN NILSSON
(1920-1999, SWEDEN)

Born in Höör, Skåne (Scania). He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm, graduating as a church musician and music teacher. He continued his composition and organ studies with Anton Heiler in Vienna. He held various organist in Kšping, Helsingborg and Stockholm and taught liturgical singing at Uppsala University and at the Stockholm Theological Institute and was also teacher of music theory at the Stockholm Citizens School. Most of his works center on the organ and the church.

Concerto No. 1 for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 63 (1974-7)

Hans Pålsson (piano)/Vernon Handley/Malmö Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1986)
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Suite for Grand Piano)
CAPRICE CAP 21417 (1992)

Concerto No. 2 for Piano, Winds and Percussion, Op. 67 "On the Threshold" (1975)

Hans Pålsson (piano)/Jorma Panula/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1983)
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Suite for Grand Piano)
CAPRICE CAP 21417 (1992)


ERIK NORBY
(1936-2007, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He first studied the trumpet at the Royal Academy and then studied composition with Leif Kayser and later on with Per Nørgård at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus . After his studies. he taught at the North Jutland Academy of Music in Aalborg. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal music. His catalogue includes a Concerto for 2 Sopranos and Orchestra (1987).

"Illuminations," Capriccio for Flute and Orchestra (1977-8)

Toke Lund Christiansen (flute)/Owain Arwel Hughes/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Cortège; Södergran-Lieder and Corps Celeste)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224064 (1998)

Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)/John Frandsen/Sjælland Symphony Orchestra
( + Nielsen: Flute Concerto)
ERATO STU 71273 (LP) (1979)

Capriccio for Trumpet, Strings and Piano (1978)

Ketil Christensen (trumpet)/Anne Øland (piano)/Michael Schønwandt/Collegium Musicum, Copenhagen
( + Holmboe: Chamber Concerto No. 11, Riisager: Trumpet Concertino, Carl Nielsen/M. Andresen: 5 Preludes, Sehested: Septet and M. Andresen: Suite Danica)
RONDO GRAMMOFON RCD 8351 (1997)
(original LP release: RONDO GRAMMOFON RLP 8312) (1985)


JÓN NORDAL
(b. 1926, ICELAND)

Born in Reykjavik. He studied at the Reykjavik Music School with pianist Árni Kristjánsson and composer Jon Þórarinsson and he graduated as both a pianist and a composer. From there it moved to Zurich, where he studied composition with the Willy Burkhard. While abroad, he attended summer courses in contemporary music in Darmstadt, Germany. When he came home, he began working at his old school as a teacher and later became its principal. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal music. His Piano Concerto (1957), Canto Elegiaco for Cello and String Orchestra (1971) and Concerto for Orchestra (1954) have not been recorded.

Cello Concerto (1983)

Erling Blöndal Bengtsson (cello)/Petri Sakari/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Thórarinsson: Autumn Play, Jóhannsson: Adagio and Hallgrimsson: Poemi)
ITM MUSIC FROM ICELAND 6-02 (1989)


Concerto Lirico for Chamber Orchestra (1975)

Paul Zukofsky/Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra
( + Adagio, Epitafion and Tvisöngur)
ITM MUSIC FROM ICELAND 704 (1991)

Double Concerto for Violin, Viola, String Orchestra, Piano and Percussion "Tvisöngur" (Twinsong) (1979)

Einar G. Sveinbjörnsson (violin)/Ingvar Jónasson (viola)/Paul Zukofsky/Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto Lirico, Adagio and Epitafion)
ITM MUSIC FROM ICELAND 704 (1991)


Adagio for Flute, Harp, Piano and String Orchestra (1965)

Börje Mårelius (flute)/Anna Stångberg (harp)/Ragnar Dahl (piano)/Herbert Blomstedt/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Langgaard: Music of the Spheres and B. Nilsson: Et Blocks Timme)
HMV ODEON (Sweden) CSDS 1087(LP) (1969)

unspecified soloists/Paul Zukovsky/Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto Lirico, Epitafion, and Tvisongur)
ITM MUSIC FROM ICELAND 704 (1991)


PEHR HENRIK NORDGREN
(1944-2008, FINLAND)

Born in Saltvik, Åland Islands. He studied composition with Joonas Kokkonen as well as musicology at the University of Helsinki and also composition of traditional Japanese music at the Tokyo University of Arts and Music. After returning to Finland, he settled in Kaustinen, a remote village famous as a major center of Finnish folk music,where he remained for the rest of his life. He composed operas, music for television plays as well as orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal and choral works. His vast orchestral catalogue also includes these unrecorded concertante works: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 23 (1975) and 2 for Piano, String Orchestra and Percussion, Op. 112 (2001), Concerto for Piano Left Hand Only and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 129 (2004), Concerto for Organ and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 143 (2007), Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 10 (1969), Viola Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 12 (1970), 2, Op. 48 (1979) and 3, Op. 68 (1986), Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 62 (1984), 4, Op. 89 (1994) and 5, Op. 135 (2005), Concerto for Viola, Double Bass and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 87 (1993), Concerto for Clarinet, Folk Instruments and Small Orchestra, Op. 14 (1970), Concerto for Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 93 (1995), Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, Op. 102 (1998), Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra, Op. 133 (2005), Concerto No. 1 for Kantele and Small Orchestra, Op. 66 (1985), Concerto No. 2 for Kantele and Orchestra, Op. 106 (1999) and Autumnal Concerto for Traditional Japanese Instruments and Orchestra Op. 18 (1974).

Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 33 (1977)

Hannele Segerstam (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Bergman: Violin Concerto and Segerstam: Poem)
BIS CD-326 (1994)

Violin Concerto No. 3 with String Orchestra , Op. 53 (1981)

Kaija Saarikettu (violin)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Englund: Violin Concerto)
FINLANDIA FACD 343 (1986)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA FAD 343) (1984)

Jari Valo (violin)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Towards Equilibrium, The Whole World Will Lament and Cronaca)
BIS CD-826 (1997)

Violin Concerto No. 4 with String Orchestra, Op. 90 (1994)

John Storgårds (violin and conductor)/Wegelius Chamber Orchestra
( + Cronaca)
ONDINE ODE 873 (2009)

Cello Concerto No. 1 with String Orchestra, Op. 50 (1980)

Erkki Rautio (cello)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings)
FINLANDIA 157653350-2 (1991)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA FAD 350) (1986)

Marko Ylönen (cello)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Transe-Choral and Rock Score)
BIS CD-1356 (2005)

Cello Concerto No. 3 with String Orchestra, Op. 82 (1992)

Marko Ylönen (cello)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
FINLANDIA 3984-2339-2 (1999)

Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 126 (2003-5)

Petri Kumela (guitar)/John Storgårds/Lapland Chamber Orchestra
( + Come da Lontano, Spellbound Tones and Quintet for Guitar and Strings)
ALBA ABCD 218 (2006)

Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra, Op. 116 (2001)

Anni Haapaniemi (oboe)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for Strings, Symphony for Strings and The Whole World Will Lament)
ALBA ABCD 294 (2010)

Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra, Op. 95 (1996)

Sören Hermansson (horn)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto No. 3 and Alto Saxophone Concerto)
FINLANDIA 3984-2339-2 (1999)

Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra, Op. 92 (1995)

John-Edward Kelly (saxophone)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto No. 3 and Horn Concerto)
FINLANDIA 3984-2339-2 (1999)


Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and String Orchestra with Gong, Op. 108 (2000)

Raschèr Saxophone Quartet,/John Storgårds/Lapland Chamber Orchestra
( + Aho: In Memoriam Pehr Henrik Nordgren, Pärt: Fratres and Másson: Quatrain)
ALBA ABCD 322 (2012)

:
Concerto for String Orchestra, Op. 54 (1978)

Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto No. 1)
FINLANDIA 157653350-2 (1991)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA FAD 350) (1986)

Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto, Symphony for Strings and The Whole World Will Lament)
ALBA ABCD 294 (2010)

Csaba Szilvay/Helsinki Strings
( + Sibelius: Rakastava, Rautavaara : Hommage à Zoltán Kodály and Sallinen: Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March)
FINLANDIA 2564-61976-2 (2005)

Cronaca for Viola, Violin and Orchestra, Op. 79 (1991)

Timo Kangas (viola)/Reijo Tunkkari (violin)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 3, Towards Equilibrium and The Whole World Will Lament)
BIS CD-826 (1997)

Torsten Tiebout (viola)/John Storgårds (violin and conductor)/Wegelius Chamber Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 4)
ONDINE ODE 873 (2009)


Hate-Love for Cello and String Orchestra, Op. 71 (1987)

Marko Ylönen (cello)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony for Strings and Transe-Choral for 15 Strings)
ONDINE ODE 737-2 (1990)

Phantasme for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, Op. 81 (1992)

Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo (saxophone)/Eva Ollikainen/Polytechnic Orchestra
( + Haapanen: Saxophone Concerto, Fagerlund: Saxophone Concerto and Aho: Chamber Symphony No. 3)
JASE CD 0042 (2005)


ARNE NORDHEIM
(1931-2010, NORWAY)

Born in Larvik, Vestfold County. At the Oslo Conservatory of Music, he studied theory, organ and composition with Karl August Andersen, Bjarne Brustad and Conrad Baden. Afterwards, he studied with Vagn Holmboe in Copenhagen, musique concrète in Paris and electronic music in Bilthoven, Netherlands and at the Studio Eksperymentalne of Polish Radio. He became one of the leading composers of the Norwegian avant-garde. He composed music for the theater and movies as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and electronic works.

Concerto for Violin (1996)

Peter Herresthal (violin)/Eivind Aadland/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Duplex and Partita for Paul)
BIS CD-1212 (2001)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Christian Eggen/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Valen: Violin Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL 501394-2 (2000)

Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra "Tenebrae" (1982)

Jakob Kullberg (cello)/Szymon Bywalec/New Music Orchestra
( + Nørgård: Cello Concerto No. 2 and Saariaho: Cello Concerto No. 1)
AURORA ACD 5075 (2012)

Truls Otterbech Mørk (cello)/Yoav Talmi/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Epitafio, Listen, Aftonland, Canzona and Colorazione)
AURORA ACD 5070 (2002)
(original CD release: AURORA ACD 4966) (1991)


"Boomerang," Concerto for Oboe, Two Horns and String Orchestra (1986)

Erik Niord Larsen (oboe)/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
( + Rendezvous and Spur)
VICTORIA VCD 19050 (1991)

Bengt Rosengren (oboe)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schmidt: Oboe Concerto, Salonen: Mimo II and Börtz: Oboe Concerto)
DAPHNE 1002 (1999)


"Fonos," Three Memorables for Trombone and Orchestra (2003)

Marius Hesby (trombone)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Canzona per Orchestra, Monolith, Epitaffio and Adieu)
SIMAX PCS 1318 (2011)


Spur (Impression) for Accordion and Orchestra (1975)

Mogens Ellegaard (accordion)/Per Dreier/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Boomerang and Rendezvous)
VICTORIA VCD 19050 (1991)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 357/8 (2-LPs) (1979)

Frode Haltli (accordion)/Christian Eggen/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Signals, Dinosauros and Flashing)
SIMAX PSC 1328 (2012)


"Tractatus," for Solo Flute and Chamber Ensemble (1987)

Tom Ottar Andreassen (flute)/Christian Eggen/Oslo Sinfonietta
( + H. Berge: Tegn, Hedstrom: Saisir, Thommessen: Phantom of Light, and Wallin: Onda di ghiaccio)
AURORA ACD 4974 (1993)

Ingela Øien (flute)/Ingar Bergby/BIT 20 Ensemble
( + Magic Island, Partita for 6 Basses, Aftonland, Tre Voci, Partita for Viola, Cembalo and Percussion, String Quartet 1956 and Response)
AURORA ACD 4990 (2 CDs) (1996)


Wirklicher Wald, for Cello, Soprano, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (1983)

Aage Kvalbein (cello)/Dorothy Dorow (soprano)/Bergen Cathedral Choir/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Aurora)
AURORA NCD 4910 (1986)
(original LP release: AURORA NC 4910) (1985)


PER NØRGÅRD
(b. 1936, DENMARK)

Born in Gentofte (suburb of Copenhagen). He studied with Vagn Holmboe at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, and subsequently with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He has composed works in all major genres: operas, ballets, seven symphonies and other orchestral works including concertos, choral and vocal works, an enormous number of chamber works (including 10 string quartets), solo instrumental works and film scores. He is considered to be the leading Danish composer into the 21st century. His early Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra in D (1952) has not been recorded.

Piano Concerto No 1 "In Due Tempi" (1995)

Per Salo (piano)/Leif Segerstam/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9491 (1997)

Violin Concerto No. 1 "Helle Nacht" (1987)

Christina Åstrand (violin)/Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + The Secret Melody and Ligeti: Violin Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9830 (2000)

Anton Kontra (violin)/Okko Kamu/Copenhagen Philharmonic
( + Nielsen: Violin Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS (Denmark) 7 49869 2 (1989)

Violin Concerto No. 2 "Borderlines" (2002)

Rebecca Hirsch (violin)/Giordano Bellincampi/Copenhagen Philharmonic
( + Voyage into the Golden Screen and Dream Play)
DACAPO 8.226014 (2004)


Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra "Remembering Child" (1986)

Pinchas Zukerman (viola)/Jorma Panula/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto No. 1)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO DCCD 9002 (1992)

Cello Concerto No. 1 "Between" (1985)

Morten Zeuthen (cello)/Jorma Panula/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO DCCD 9002 (1992)


Cello Concerto No. 2 "Momentum" (2009)

Jakob Kullberg (cello)/Szymon Bywalec/New Music Orchestra
( + Nordheim: Cello Concerto and Saariaho: Cello Concerto No. 1)
AURORA ACD 5075 (2012)
(original non-commercial release: WARSAW AUTUMN 2009-CD No. 5, polmic 053) (2009)


Harp Concerto No. 2 "Through Thorns" (2003)

Tine Rehling (harp)/Kaisa Roose/Esbjerg Ensemble
( + Harp Concertino, Consolazione,Sonora, Little Dance, Swan Descending, Hedda Gabler: Incidental Music and Notes Falling: Spring Sun with Freckels)
DACAPO 8.226039 (2006)


Percussion Concerto No. 1 "For a Change" (1982)

Roger Carlsson (percussion)/Niklaus Willen/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Masson: Marimba Concerto and Sallinen: Symphony No. 2)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 019 (c. 1994)

Gert Mortensen (percussion)/Jan Latham-Koenig/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Siddharta)
DACAPO 8.224031-2 (2 CDs) (1995)


Percussion Concerto No. 2 "Bach to the Future" (1996)

Safi Duo (percussion)/Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Reich: Nagoya Marimbas, Music for Pieces of Wood, Siegel: 42nd Street Rondo and Veldhuis: Goldrush Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9645 (1998)


"Constellations," A Concerto for 12 String Groups, Op. 22 (1959)

Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Fugitive Summer, Babette's Feast: Pastorale, Metamorphosis and Adagio for Strings)
FINLANDIA 3984-25986-2 (1999)

Jerzy Semkow/Royal Danish Orchestra
( + Riisager: Etude - Ballet Suite)
FONA S 4 (LP) (1967)
( + Holmboe: Symphony No. 8)
TURNABOUT TV 34168S (LP) (1967)


"Recall," Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra (1968, rev. 1977)

Bjarke Mogensen (accordion)/Rolf Gupta/Danish National Chamber Orchestra
( + Schmidt: Symphonic Fantasy and Allegro, A. Koppel: Concerto Piccolo and Lohse: In Liquid)
DACAPO: 6.220592 (2012)


Concertino for Harp and Thirteen Instruments " King, Queen and Ace" (1989)

Tine Rehling (harp)/Kaisa Roose/Esbjerg Ensemble
( + Harp Concerto No. 2, Consolazione, Sonora, Little Dance, Swan Descending, Hedda Gabler: Incidental Music and Notes falling : Spring Sun with Freckels)
DACAPO 8.226039 (2006)


IB NØRHOLM
(b. 1931, DENMARK)

Born in Søborg, Copenhagen. At Copenhagen's Royal Danish Academy of Music where he later became a professor, he studied theory with Vagn Holmboe andform and analysis with Niels Viggo Bentzon and Finn Høffding. He graduated with degrees as an organist and music teacher and went on to practice both professions as well as that of music critic. He has composed prolifically, producing operas as well as many works for orchestra, chamber groups, solo piano and organ and voice. His orchestral catalogue also includes the unrecorded Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 126 (1992-93), Viola Concerto, Op. 130 (1993-5) and Concerto for Organ and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 78 "Idylles d'Apocalypse" (1980).

Violin Concerto (No. 1), Op. 60 (1974)

Leo Hansen (violin)/Ole Schmidt/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + H. Koppel: Cello Concerto)
BIS CD-80 (1992)
(original LP release: BIS LP-80) (1977)

Kishiko Suzumi (violin)/Tamás Vetö/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
KONTRAPUNKT 32099 (1996)


Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 126 "The Beauty of the Trees and How to Preserve It" (1992-93)

Bodil Rørbech (violin)/Flemming Windekilde/Athelas Ensemble
( + Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Concord, Nordentoft: Entgegen, and Ruders: Four Dances in One Movement)
DANISH MUSIC EXPORT & PROMOTION MXPCD 059 (1994)

Cello Concerto, Op. 108 (1989)

Erling Blöndahl Bengtsson (cello)/Tamás Vetö/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
KONTRAPUNKT 32099 (1996)


Concerto for Organ and 20 Instruments "Idylles d'Apocalypse" Op. 78 (1980)

Jens E. Christensen (organ)/Tamás Veto/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Concertino, Organ Sonata, Inquiries-Persuasions, Julesorgen og-glaeden)
KONTRAPUNKT 32295 (1999)

Marie-Claire Alain (organ)/Tamás Vetö/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + J. Charpentier: Symphony No. 6)
ERATO STU 71509 (LP) (1983)



LUDVIG NORMAN
(1831-1885, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He began his musical training with Adolf Lindblad and later studied composition at the Leipzig Conservatory with Ignaz Moscheles, Moritz Hauptmann and Julius Rietz and also met Robert Schumann. He taught at the Royal Music Academy of Stockholm and became the conductor of the Nya Harmoniska Sällskapet and became the Kapellmeister at the Royal Swedish Opera. In addition to his Symphonies, he composed several smaller works for orchestra, chamber music and works for solo instruments.

Concertstück for Piano and Orchestra in F major, Op. 54 (1850, rev. 1875-80)

Maria Verbaite (piano)/B. Tommy Andersson/ Norrlands Opera Orchestra
( + Rangström: Ballad for Piano and Orchestra and Wiklund: Concertstück for Piano and Orchestra)
STERLING CDS 1095-2 (2011)


KNUT NYSTEDT
(b. 1915, NORWAY)

Born in Christiania (now Oslo). He attended the Oslo Conservatory where he studied organ with Arild Sandvold, conducting with Øivin Fjeldstad and composition with Per Steenburg and Bjarne Brustad. He had additional composition training with Aaron Copland in New York. He worked as an organist, choral conductor and teacher of choral conducting at the Oslo Conservatory. He has composed for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber and, especially, choral music. Some of his other major orchestral works are a Symphony, Op. 13 (1942-43), Concerto Grosso, "The Land of Suspense," "The Seven Seals" and a Horn Concerto.

Horn Concerto, Op. 114 (1986)

Foøydis Ree Wekre (horn)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Plagge: Horn Concerto and Madsen: Horn Concerto)
SIMAX PSC 1100 (1994)

Concerto Grosso for 3 Trumpets and String Orchestra, Op. 17 (1945)

Timur Mynbayev/Minsk Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertino and Symphony for Strings)
HEMERA HCD 2902 (1992)

Concertino for Clarinet, English Horn and String Orchestra, Op. 29 (1952)

Marja Haapamäki (clarinet)/Sanna Niemikunnas (English horn)/Timur Mynbayev/Minsk Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertino and Symphony for Strings)
HEMERA HCD 2902 (1992)


Concerto Arctandriae for Strings, Op. 128 (1991)

Barratt Due Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto Sacro for Violin and Organ, Gebete für Mitgefangene and Miserere)
HEMERA HCD 2919 (1996)



GÖSTA NYSTROEM
(1890-1966, SWEDEN)

Born in Silvberg, Dalarna County. After initial musical training from his father, he studied at the Stockholm Conservatory and then studied composition privately with Andreas Hallén. His education continued in Copenhagen, Berlin and ultimately Paris where he was a pupil of Vincent d'Indy, Leonid Sabanjev for composition and instrumentation and conducting with Camille Chevillard. In addition to his work as a composer he was also a music critic on the newspaper in Gothenburg. He composed in various genres including a radio opera, ballet, incidental music for plays as well as orchestral, chamber music and songs.

Concerto Ricercante for Piano and Orchestra (1959)

Käbi Laretel (piano)/Sixten Ehrling/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Larsson: Clarinet Concertino and Back: A Game Around a Game)
PHILIPS 839278/6559004 (LP) (1962)

Violin Concerto (1954-7)

Tibor Varga (violin)/Sixten Eckerberg/Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1957)
( + Nielsen: Violin Concerto)
TIBOR VARGA COLLECTION No. 23 (1993)

Viola Concerto "Hommage à la France" (1941)

Nobuko Imai (viola)/Paavo Järvi/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Concertante and Ishavet)
BIS CD-682 (1995)

Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra (1944, rev. 1951-2)

Erling Blöndahl Bengtsson (cello)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SCD 1015 (1999)
(original LP release: SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFILSLT 33136) (1959)

Elemér Lavotha (cello)/Göran W. Nilsson Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Carlid: Mass for Strings)
CAPRICE CAP 1272 (LP) (1985)

Niels Ullner (cello)/Paavo Järvi/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto and Ishavet)
BIS CD-682 (1995)

Guido Vecchi (cello)/Issay Dobrowen/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (original version, rec. 1949)
(included in collection: "Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra: Recordings 1930-1978")
BIS LP 301-303 (5 LPs) (1985)

Concerto No. 1 for Strings (1930)

Michael Bartosch/Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto No. 2 and Partita)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 087 (2005)

Concerto No. 2 for Strings (1955)

Michael Bartosch/Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto No. 1 and Partita)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 087 (2005)

Partita for Flute, Strings and Harp "Karol Szymanowski in Memoriam" (1953)

Ashildur Haraldsdóttir (flute)/Clara Heineman (harp)/Michael Bartosch/Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 087 (2005)

Göran Marcusson (flute)/Thord Svedlund/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Atterberg: Adagio Amoroso, Frumerie: Pastoral Suite, Alfvén: Bergakungen - Vallflickans Dans and arrangements for flute and orchestra of works by: Peterson-Berger
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 016 (2006)


OLE OLSEN
(1850-1927, NORWAY)

Born in Hammerfest, Finnmark County. As a child he learned the piano, violin and pipe organ and began composing. In Trondheim he studied composition and the organ with Fredrick and Just Lindeman and later studied at the Leipzig Conservatory under Oskar Paul. In 1874 he became a teacher in Christiania (now Oslo) and settled there permanently where he became the conductor of various orchestras. He composed several operas, choral, orchestral and instrumental works. He was famous for his large number of military marches in the national tradition. His also composed Romances for Violin and Orchestra Nos. 1 (1892) and 2 (1903).

Concerto for Trombone in F major, Op. 48 (1886)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Rune A. Halvorsen/Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Asgaardsreien)
BIS SACD-1968 (2011)

Little Suite for Piano and String Orchestra (1902)

Jorunn Marie Bratlie (piano)/Christian Eggen/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Solo Piano Pieces by I. Lund, B. Holmsen, H. Hansen, M. Nathan, S. Lund, B. Lund and A. Lindeman)
NORSK KULTURÅDS CLASSICS NKFCD 50024-2 (1991)


(CARL GUSTAV) SPARRE OLSEN
(1903-1984, NORWAY)

Born in Stavanger. He studied violin with Herman van der Vegt and became a violinist at the Oslo Philharmonic. Afterwards, he received instruction in composition from Fartein Valen and Bjarne Brustad in Oslo and also traveled to Berlin to study with Max Butting and to London to study with Percy Grainger. He then accepted a teaching position at Bergen's Grieg Academy, was a conductor for the Bergen Trade Unions Choir and also worked as a music critic. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Concertino for Horn and Strings, Op. 63 (1978)

Frøydis Ree Wekre (horn)/Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 6 Old Village Songs from Lom, Adagio, Two Edda Songs, Cantium, Metamorfose ; Lamento ; Varations over a Norwegian Folk-tune)
PHILIPS 410 445-1 (LP) (1983)

Air for Oboe and Strings, Op. 67 (1936, rev. 1980)

Brynjar Hoff (oboe)Per Dreier/ London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Madsen: Oboe Concerto, Søderlind: 2 Pieces from the Desert and Berge: Raga)
AURORA ACD 4965 (1990)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6529090) (1982)

Serenade for Flute and Strings, Op. 45 (1956)

Per Øien (flute)/Terje Tonnesen/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
( + Poem for Flute and Piano, Ørbeck: Pastorale and Allegro, Mortensen: Flute Sonata, Sommerfeldt: Variations, Groven: Sunlight Mood and Bergh: Pan)
BIS CD-103 (1994)
(original LP release: BIS LP-103) (1978)

Six Old Village Songs from Lom for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 68 (1978)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/DalaSinfonietta
( + Atterberg: Suite No. 3, Stenhammar: Two Sentimental Romances, O. Bull: Memories of Havana, A Mountain Vision , Halvorsen: Norwegian Dance No.3, Sibelius: 6 Humoresques and Sinding: Evening Mood)
NAXOS 8.572827 (2012)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Horn Concertino, Adagio,Two Edda Songs, Cantium, Metamorfose, Lamento and Varations over a Norwegian Folk-Tune)
PHILIPS 410 445-1 (LP) (1983)

 

ANNE MARIE ØRBECK
(1911-1996, NORWAY)

Born in Christiania (now Oslo). She studied piano in Oslo with Agnes Hansen and with Sandra Droucker in Berlin where she also studied composition with Mark Lothar and Paul Höffer. Later on in Paris she had further instruction from Nadia Boulanger, Hanns Jelinek and Darius Milhaud. Her Symphony, the only one written thus far by a female Norwegian composer, was her only extended work with the rest of her catalogue consisting of a few orchestral miniatures, songs and short instrumental pieces. Her Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (1938) has not been recorded.

Pastorale and Allegro for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (1959)

Per Øien (flute)/Terje Tonnesen/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
( + S. Olsen: Serenade, Poem for Flute and Piano, Mortensen: Flute Sonata, Sommerfeldt: Variations, Groven: Sunlight Mood and Bergh: Pan)
BIS CD-103 (1994)
(original LP release: BIS LP-103) (1978)


STEEN PADE
(b. 1956, DENMARK)

He first studied composition with Ib Nørholm and then with Per Nørgård and Karl Aage Rasmussen at the Royal. Danish Academy of Music. He has been chairman of the Society for the Publication of Danish Music, music director at the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and president of the Royal. Danish Academy of Music. He has composed orchestral, chamber and vocal music as well as works for solo instrument.

Piano Concerto (1984)

Valeria Zanini, piano Peter Eros Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + T. Nielsen: Il giardino magico and Norby: Rilke Lieder)
POINT RECORDS PCD 5083 (1989)


VACLOVAS PAKETŪRAS
(b. 1928, LITHUANIA)

He graduated from the Lithuanian State Conservatory where he studied composition with Eduardas Balsys. He then taught taught music theory, harmony, solfeggio, and composition at the Vilnius Conservatory before going on to teach music theory at the Lithuanian Academy of Music. His works cover various genres but vocal and choral works predominate.

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1967)

M. Senderovas (cello)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian State Philharmonic
(included in collection: "Vaclovas Paketuras - Some Gardens Turn White
LITHUANIAN MUSICIANS UNION LMSMBCD 067-070 (4 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: MELODIYA D-034121-2) (1973)

Concerto for Kankles and Orchestra of Folk Instruments (1963)

Janina Šcavinskaite (kankles)/P.Tamošaitis/Orchestra of Folk Instruments
(included in collection: "Vaclovas Paketuras - Some Gardens Turn White
LITHUANIAN MUSICIANS UNION LMSMBCD 067-070 (4 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: MELODIYA D 23665-6) (1968)


SELIM PALMGREN
(1878-1951, FINLAND)

Born in Pori. He studied piano and composition at the Helsinki Conservatory and then continued his piano studies in Berlin with Conrad Ansorge, Wilhelm Berger and Ferruccio Busoni. He conducted choral and orchestral societies in his own country and made several very successful concert tours as a pianist in Finland and Scandinavia, and also as a visiting conductor. In 1921, he went to the United States, where he taught composition at the Eastman School of Music and afterwards returned to Finland. In addition to his cycle of Piano Concertos, he composed an opera, orchestral, piano, choral and vocal works.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 (1904)

Eero Heinonen (piano)/Jacques Mercier/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 4 and Pictures from Finland)
FINLANDIA 544252 (1992)

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 33 "The River" (1906-13)

Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)/Jacques Mercier/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 5)
FINLANDIA FACD 379 (1990)

Ernst Linko (piano)/Eero Kosonen/Finlandia Orchestra
( + Pesonen: Fuga Fantastica and Merikanto: Lemminkäinen)
FENNICA SS 4 (LP) (c. 1960)

Izumi Tateno (piano)/Jorma Panula/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Englund: Piano Concerto No. 1)
HMV (Finland) 5EO63 34471 (LP) (1971)

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 41 "Metamorphoses" (1915-6)

Matti Raekallio (piano)/Jacques Mercier/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5)
FINLANDIA FACD 379 (1990)

Piano Concerto No. 4 , Op. 85 "April" (1926)

Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)/Jacques Mercier/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Pictures from Finland)
FINLANDIA 544252 (1992)

Piano Concerto No. 5 in A major, Op. 99 (1940-1)

Raija Kerppo (piano)/Jacques Mercier/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3)
FINLANDIA FACD 379 (1990)



PÁLL P. PÁLSSON
(b. 1928, ICELAND)


Born in Graz, Austria to Icelandic parents. He studied the trumpet and composition in Graz with Franz Micha and Arthur Michl as well as conducting at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik in 1949. He moved to Reykjavik in 1949 to become first trumpeter with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. He then worked as a choral and orchestral conductor. He has composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental works, including a Clarinet Concerto (1985) and Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra (1997).

Violin Concerto (1998)

Gudny Gudmundsdottir (violin)/Petri Sakari /Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Agustsson: Formgerd II, Britten: Violin Concerto, and Elgar: Violin Concerto)
ICELAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ISO 1 (2 CDs) (c. 2003)



JORMA PANULA
(1930, FINLAND)

Born in Kauhajoki. He graduated from the Sibelius Academy, where he studied the organ, church music and conducting. His teachers have included Leo Funtek, Dean Dixon, Albert Wolff and Franco Ferrara. After his studies at the Sibelius Academy, he worked as the artistic director and chief conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Århus Symphony Orchestra in Denmark. He has served as Professor of Conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Many of his conducting students have achieved international fame. He has composed operas, orchestral and choral works. These include a Violin Concerto (1954) and a Jazz Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra (1965).

Adagio and Allegro for Saxophone and String Orchestra (1957)

Pekka Savijoki (saxophone)/Jorma Panula/New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
( + Larsson: Saxophone Concerto and Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto)
BIS CD-218 (1984)
(original LP release: BIS LP-218) (1983)


BORIS PARSADANYAN
(1925-1997, ESTONIA)

Born in Kislovdsk, Russia. His first studies were with Genrikh Litinsky at the Studio of the Armenian House of Culture. He later studied as a violin student at the Gnessin School in Moscow. After graduation, he moved to Estonia where he played the violin in the Tallinn Radio Orchestra and then attended the Tallinn Conservatory where he, studied composition with Heino Eller. He settled permanently in Estonia in 1950 where he composed all of his important works. His catalogue includes an opera, cantatas, chamber, solo instrumental and vocal works. His output is dominated by orchestral music, including 11 Symphonies and a Violin Concerto (1955).

Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (1977)

Samuel Saulus (flute)/Neeme Järvi/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7, String Quartet and Sonata for Violin and Cello)
ANTES EDITION BM 319118 (1998)

Concertino for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (1967)

Samuel Saulus (flute)/Eri Klas/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
( + Sink: Suite for Chamber Orchestra and Rääts: Nonet)
MELODIYA D 26767-8 (LP) (1969)


ARVO PÄRT
(b. 1935, ESTONIA)

Born in Paide. He studied music theory at the Tallinn Music High School and continued studying composition at the Tallinn Conservatory with Heino Eller. After graduation he was a sound engineer at Estonian Radio as well as a freelance composer. In 1980, Pärt and his family emigrated for political reasons and lived first in Vienna and then and now in Berlin. After 1973, his earlier bold and dissonant musical style changed into a new style, characterized by simplicity and spiritualism. He has become Estonia's most famous composer whose works are played worldwide. A prolific composer, his works cover the genres of orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal and choral music.

Cello Concerto "Pro et Contra" (1966)

Frans Helmerson (cello)/Neeme Järvi/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 3 and Perpetuum Mobile)
BIS CD-434 (1989)

Allar Kaasik (cello)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Ellerhein-Metsala: Sonata "In Memoriam" and Stockhausen: Zodiac)
MELODIYA S10 28381 000 (LP) (1989)

Vadim Messermann (cello)/Vladimir Norets/Congres Orchestra (rec. 1995)
( + Symphony No. 1, Collage sur B-A-C-H and Tabula Rasa)
AUDIOPHILE CLASSICS APC 101.058 (2004)

Truls Otterbech Mørk (cello)/Paavo Järvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Perpetuum Mobile, Our Garden and Collage sur B-A-C-H)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 45630-2 (2004)

Toomis Velmet (cello)/Neeme Järvi/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Collage sur B-A-C-H, Perpetuum Mobile, Symphony No. 1, and Syllabic Music)
MELODIYA D 018049-25076 (LP) (1966)

Concerto Piccolo on B-A-C-H for Trumpet and Orchestra (1964-1994)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Tamberg: Trumpet Concerto and Martinsson: Bridge)
BIS CD-1208 (2003)


Tabula Rasa for 2 Violins, Prepared Piano and String Orchestra (1977)

Angèle Dubeau (violin and conductor)/Josiane Breault (violin)/Marie-Ève Scarfone (prepared piano)/La Pieta
( + Summa, Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, Mozart-Adagio, Spiegel im Spiegel and Wallfahrtslied)
ANALEKTA AN28731 (2010)

Lesley Hatfield (violin)/Rebecca Hirsch (violin)/Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Collage sur B-A-C-H)
NAXOS 8.554591 (2000)

Gidon Kremer (violin)/Tatiana Grindenko (violin)/Alfred Schnittke (prepared piano)/Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + Fratres {2 versions} and Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten)
ECM NEW SERIES 817764-2 (2005)
(original CD release: ECM NEW SERIES 1-25011) (1984)

Gidon Kremer (violin)/Tatiana Grindenko (violin)/Reinut Tepp (prepared piano)/Eri Klas/Kremerata Baltica
( + Silencio, Darf ich, P. Glass: Company for String Orchestra and Martynov: Come In!)
NONESUCH 79582-2 (2000)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Richard Studt (violin and conductor)/ Robert Aldwinckle (prepared piano)/Bournemouth Sinfonietta
( + Fratres, Summa, Cantus in Memorium of Benjamin Britten, Spiegel im Spiegel and Festina Lente)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 575805-2 (2002)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE 565031-2 (1994)

Gil Shaham (violin)/Adele Anthony (violin)/Roger Carlsson (prepared piano)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Fratres)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4790569 (2012)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 457647-2) (1999)

Crtomir Siskovic (violin)/Victor Kuleshov (violin)/Petr Laul (prepared piano)/Paolo Gatto/Congres Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 1 and Collage sur B-A-C-H)
AUDIOPHILE CLASSICS APC 101.058 (2004)

Jan Söderblom (violin)/ Tero Latvala (violin)/Jouko Laivuori (prepared piano)/Jean-Jacques Kantorow/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Fratres, Summa, Cantus in Memorium of Benjamin Britten and Festina Lente)
BIS CD-834 (1997)

Eleonora Turovsky (violin), Natalya Turovsky (violin)/Catherine Perrin (prepared piano)/Yuli Turovsky/I Musici de Montreal
( + Gorecki: Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings and Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No.1)
CHANDOS CHAN 9590 (1997)


GUSTAF PAULSON
(1898-1966, SWEDEN)

Born in Helsingborg. He studied composition in Copenhagen with Peder Gram. From 1929 until his death, served as church organist in Helsingborg. He composed prolifically with a specialty in orchestral works, including 13 Symphonies. His orchestral output also encompasses many concertante works including: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1940), Violin Concerto (1960), Viola Concerto (1962), Cello Concertos Nos. 1 (1944) and 2 (1957), Double Bass Concerto (1965-6), Oboe Concertos Nos. 1 (1950) and 2 (1957), English Horn Concertos Nos. 1 (1958) and 2 (1959), Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 (1958) and 2 (1959), Bassoon Concerto (1959), Saxophone Concerto (1959), Horn Concerto (1964), Trumpet Concerto (1965), Trombone Concerto (1965) and Concerto for Flute, Women's Chorus and Orchestra "Arets Tider" (1962).

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 115 (1961)

Hans Pålsson (piano)/Janos Fürst/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Fernström: The Capricious Troubador and Dahl: Maison de Fous - Ballet Excerpts)
CAPRICE CAP 1238 (LP) (1982)



GEORGS PELECIS
(b. 1947, LATVIA)

Born in Riga. After graduating from the Riga School of Music, he studied composition with Aram Khachaturian at the Moscow Conservatory and did post-graduate music theory studies with Vladimir Protopopov. After work as a lecturer in music theory at the Latvian State Conservatory, he became a professor of counterpoint and fugue at this school. In addition, he is an important musicologist in the fields of history and theory of counterpoint. He has composed in various genres ranging from oratorio to solo instrumental works. Some of his unrecorded orchestral works are: Children’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1985), Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra "Pages of a Biography" (2007), Concerto for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra "En Souvenir d’Orfée" (2006), Trumpet Concerto (1982), Concerto for Two Pianos, Chamber Orchestra and Recording "Dedication to My Teacher" (2003), Concerto for Balalaika, Saxophone and Orchestra (1970), Concerto for Orchestra "Endorphin Music" (2011), Concerto for Wind Orchestra (1971) and "All in the Past," for Violin and String Orchestra (1999).

Concertino Bianco in C major for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1983)

Alexei Lubimov (piano)/Heinrich Schiff/Bremen Chamber Philharmonic
( + Gubaidulina: Piano Concerto, Ustvolskaya: Piano Concerto and Gorecki: Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra)
APEX 2564604912 (2003)
(original CD release: ERATO 0630-12709-2 (1996)

Concerto for Violin, Piano and Chamber Orchestra "Nevertheless" (1994)

Gidon Kremer (violin)/Vadim Sakharov (piano)/Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
( + Dvarionas: Elegy, Pärt: Fratres, Barkauskas: Partita for Violin Solo, Vasks: Musica Dolorosa, and Plakidis: Two Grasshopper Dances)
TELDEC 0630-14654-2 (1997)

Gidon Kremer (violin)/Katia Skanavi (piano)/Kremerata Baltica
( + Pelecis: Revelkation, Buena-Riga, The Last Song)
MEGADISC MDC7797 (2009)


Meeting with a Friend for Violin and String Orchestra (2001)

Gidon Kremer (violin and conductor)/Kremerata Baltica,
( + Liszt/Dreznin: After Reading Dante, Chizhik: Fantasy Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Vustin: Tango Hommage à Gidon, Kancheli: Rag-Gidon-Time, BakshiThe Unanswered Call and Dunayevsky/Dreznin:
Circus Fantasy)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 474 801-2 (2004)

Ara Malikian (violin)/Non Profit Music Chamber Orchestra.
( + Palladio/Jenkins: Concerto Grosso, Sibelius: Suite for Violin and String Orchestra, Mozetich:
Fantasia sul Linguaggio Perduto and Grundman: Conierto Sentido)
WARNER MUSIC (Spain) SRCD08-043 (2007)

 

Flowering Jasmine for Violin, Vibraphone and String Orchestra

Gidon Kremer (violin/director)/Andrei Pushkarev (vibraphone)/Kremerata Baltica
(+ Jean Sibelius: Scene with Cranes, Pärt: Passacaglia, Šerkšnyte: De Profundis, Schumann: Fugue, Nyman: Trysting Fields, Schubert: Minuet, Tickmayer: Lasset Uns Den Nicht Zerteilen, Shostakovich: Adagio, Auerbach: Sogno di Stabat Mater, Piazzolla: Melodia, Schnittke: Fragment)
NONESUCH 7559 79969 9



MOSES PERGAMENT
(1893-1977, SWEDEN)

Born in Helsinki. He studied at the University of Helsinki, and was taught the violin at the St Petersburg Conservatory and opera conducting at Stern Music Conservatory in Berlin. He settled permanently in Sweden in 1915.and worked as a music critic for over 40 years for several Swedish newspapers and founded and directed the Orchestra of the Jewish Music Society in Stockholm. He composed prolifically in most genres including opera and film scores. His orchestral oupput includes the unrecorded Piano Concerto (1951),Violin Concerto (1948), Viola Concerto (1964-5), Cello Concerto (1955), Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra (1954), Concerto Romantico for Strings (1935), Canto Lirico for Violin and Orchestra (1956), Romance or Violin and Orchestra (1914), Kol Nidrei for Cello and Orchestra (1949), Fantasia Differente for Cello and String Orchestra (1970) and Adagio for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1915).

"Dybbuk," Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra (1935)

Ivan Ericson (violin)/ Moses Pergament/Stockholm Concert Society Orchestra (rec. 1948)
(included in collection: "Conducting Composers : Swedish Composers Conduct Their Own Works")
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 79 (2 CDs) (1995)
(from CUPOL 78s)


Sonatina for Flute and String Orchestra (1973)

Gunilla von Bahr (flute)/Stig Westerberg/Musica Sveciae
( + Alldahl: 3 Swedish Charms, Eklund: Tre Pezzi, Grippe: Chamber Music and Capriccio, Hermanson: Suoni d'un flauto and Flauto d'inverno, Holewa: Concertino No. 3 for Nonet, Koch: Monologue No. 4, Rosell: Poem, and Sandstrom: Close to . . .)
BIS CD-32 (1995)
(Original LP release: BIS LP-32) (1977)


WILHEM PETERSON-BERGER
(1867-1942, SWEDEN)

Born in Ullånger, Västernorrland County. He studied music privately with Oscar Bolander in Stockholm and then entered the Stockholm Conservatory where he studied organ and composition and took counterpoint with Joseph Dente. After graduating as an organist he went to Dresden where he studied the piano and composition with Edmund Kretschmer. He taught music in Umeå and then music theory harmony, ensemble playing and the piano in Dresden. For the rest of his musical career he was a formidable music critic as well as a composer. Most of Peterson-Berger's orchestral works are now recorded, but he is primarily remembered and quite famous as a composer of songs and piano pieces. He also wrote operas and choral works.

Violin Concerto in F-sharp minor (1928)

Nilla Pierrou (violin)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 95 (1996)
(original LP release: HMV (Sweden) CSDS 1083) (1968)

Ulf Wallin (violin)/Michail Jurowski/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
CPO 999984-2 (2005)

Romance for Violin and Orchestra in D minor (1915)

Karl-Ove Mannberg (violin and conductor)/Bergs Sommarensemble
( + Nielsen: Little Suite, Larsson: Liten Serenade, Schnittke: Sonata for Violin and Chamber Orchestra and Finzi: Eclogue)
BLUEBELL ABCD 3008 (1999)

Nilla Pierrou (violin)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
HMV (Sweden) CSDS 1083) (LP) (1968)

Ulf Wallin (violin)/Michail Jurowski/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Oriental Dance and Sveagaldrar: Prelude)
CPO 999564-2 (1998)

Mats Zetterqvist (violin)/Siegfried Köhler/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Gullebarn's Lullabies)
MUSICA SVECIAE MSCD 630 (1992)



ALLAN PETTERSSON
(1911-1980, SWEDEN)

Born in Västra Ryd, Uppland. He studied at the Stockholm Conservatory where his teachers were Julius Ruthström (violin), Axel Runnquist and Frowald Erdtel (viola), Gustav Nordqvist (harmony), Henrik Melcher Melchers (counterpoint) and Charles Barkel and Olallo Morales (chamber music). He won a Jenny Lind Fellowship in 1939. His studies continued in Paris with Maurice Vieux and then back home in Stockholm for composition with Otto Olsson (fugue and counterpoint), Karl-Birger Blomdahl and Tor Mann (orchestration). His studies were completed in Paris with Arthur Honegger and Rene Leibowitz. He worked as a viola player in the Stockholm Concert Association Orchestra for more than a decade but then spent the rest of his life as a composer. After many years of almost total neglect, his music became well known in Sweden and, to some extent, worldwide. Most of his compositions were for orchestra but he wrote chamber music and songs as well. His Violin Concerto No.1 (1949) has a string quartet accompaniment.

Violin Concerto No. 2 (1977, rev. 1980)

Ida Haendel (violin)/Herbert Blomstedt/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Barefoot Songs: Suite)
CAPRICE CAP 21359 (1988)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1200) (1980)

Isabelle van Keulen (violin)/Thomas Dausgaard/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1999)
CPO 777199-2 (2007)

Viola Concerto (1979)

Nobuko Imai (viola)/Lev Markiz/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
BIS CD-480 (1994)

Concerto for String Orchestra No. 1 (1949-50)

Johannes Goritzki/German Chamber Academy, Neuss
( + Concertos for String Orchestra Nos. 2 and 3)
CPO 999225-2 (2 CDs) (1994)

Christian Lindberg/Nordic Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for String Orchestra No. 2 and Barefoot Songs)
BIS CD-1690 (2010)

Petter Sundkvist/Musica Vitae
( + Concerto for String Orchestra No. 2 and Barefoot Songs)
CAPRICE CAP 21739 (2006)

Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 12)
CAPRICE CAP 21369 (1994)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1110) (1977)

Concerto for String Orchestra No. 2 (1956)

Johannes Goritzki/German Chamber Academy, Neuss
( + Concertos for String Orchestra Nos. 1 and 3)
CPO 999225-2 (2 CDs) (1994)

Christian Lindberg/Nordic Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto for String Orchestra No. 2 and Barefoot Songs)
BIS CD-1690 (2010)

Petter Sundkvist/Musica Vitae
( + Concerto for String Orchestra No. 1 and Barefoot Songs)
CAPRICE CAP 21739 (2006)

Concerto for String Orchestra No. 3 (1956-7)

Johannes Goritzki/German Chamber Academy, Neuss
( + Concertos for String Orchestra Nos. 1 and 2)
CPO 999225-2 (2 CDs) (1994)

Christian Lindberg/Nordic Chamber Orchestra
BIS CD-1590 (2010)

Symphony No. 16 for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (1979)

Frederick L. Hemke (saxophone)/Yuri Ahronovich)/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SCD 1002 (1994)
(original LP release: SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT 33270) (1984)

John Edward Kelly (saxophone)/Alun Francis/Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken
( + Symphony No. 16)
CPO 999 284-2 (1996)


WOLFGANG PLAGGE
(b. 1950, NORWAY)

Born in Oslo to Dutch parents. As a child, he played the piano and began to compose and later studied for six years at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg. He has had an active career as an international pianist, and is much in demand as a chamber musician. He is a prolific composer in various genres from liturgic music to symphonic, chamber and piano works. His orchestral catalogue includes the unrecorded Piano Concerto II, Op. 60 (1991-2), Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 61 (1991-2), Violin Concerto, Op. 55 (1991), Accordion Concerto, Op. 81 (1995), Trumpet Concerto, Op. 80 (1994), Concerto Grosso for Bassoon, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 85 (1996-7) and Rhapsody for Piano and Symphonic Band , Op. 90 (1996).

Horn Concerto, Op. 49 (1999)

Foøydis Ree Wekre (horn)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Madsen: Horn Concerto and Nystedt: Horn Concerto)
SIMAX PSC 1100 (1994)

Trombone Concerto, Op. 138 (2006)

Per Kristian Svensen (trombone)/Terje Boye Hansen/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Hovland: Trombone Concerto, Aagard-Nilson: Trombone Concerto No. 2 and Amdahl: Elegy)
TWO-I 35 (2007)



PĒTERIS PLAKIDIS
(b. 1947, LATVIA)

Born in Riga. After attending the Emils Darzinš College of Music, he studied at the composition department of Latvian Academy of Music with Janis Ivanovs, Gederts Ramans and Valentins Utkins. He then joined the faculty of this school and became a professor of composition and he was also the musical director for the Latvian National Theater. He has composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works. Among his unrecorded concertante works are: Concerto da Camera for String Orchestra, Two Off-Stage Violins and Piano (1992), Intrada for clarinet and orchestra (1992), One More Weber Opera for Clarinet and Orchestra (1993), Open-Air Music for Violin and Orchestra (2003), Pasticcio à la Rossini for Cello and String Orchestra (2006) and Musica Jubilate for Violin and String Orchestra (2007).

Concerto for Orchestra and Piano (1975)

Pēteris Plakidis (piano)/Vasily Sinaisky/Latvian State Symphony Orchestra
+ Ivanovs: Symphony No. 14, Kalsons: Chamber Symphony No. 1, Jurjans: Latvian Dance, Janis Medinš: The Blue Mountain, Zarinš: Concerto Grosso, Grinups: Symphony No. 9, Vasks: Musica Appassionata and Ešenvalds: The Frontiers of Time)
LATVIAN MUSIC INFORMATION CENTRE LMIC CD-2005-4 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10 14445-6) (1980)

Concerto-Ballade for Two Violins, Piano and String Orchestra (1984)

Andris Pauls and Dzintars Beitans (violin)/Peteris Plakidis (piano)/Normunds Šnē/Riga Chamber Players
( + Concerto for 2 Oboes, Music for Piano, Timpani and String Orchestra and Songs for the Wind and Blood )
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0004 (2007)

Concerto for Two Oboes and String Orchestra (1982)

Vilnis Pelnens and Uldis Urbans (oboes)/Vasily SinaiskyLatvian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations, Conversations and Episodes)
LYRA CD 0778 (2002)
(original LPrelease: MELODIYA S10 21167 009) (1984)

Vilnis Pelnens and Uldis Urbans (oboes)/Normunds Šnē/Riga Chamber Players
( + Concerto-Ballade, Music for Piano, Timpani and String Orchestra and Songs for the Wind and Blood)
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0004 (2007)

Music for Piano, Timpani and String Orchestra (1969)

Pēteris Plakidis (piano)/ E. Jofe (timpani)/Romualds Kalsons/Latvian Television and Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Grinups: Symphony No. 6)
MELODIYA 33CM-03807-8 (LP) (1973)
Pē teris Plakidis (piano)Normunds Šnē/Riga Chamber Players
( + Concerto for 2 Oboes, Concerto-Ballade and Songs for the Wind and Blood )
TOCCATA CLASSICS TOCC 0004 (2007)


"Interplay," Concerto for Soloists Group and Orchestra (1977)

Agnese Argale (flute, piccolo)/Vilnis Strautins (flute)/Vilnis Pelnens (oboe)/Alfreds Neimanis (bass clarinet)/Arvids Klisans ( horn)/Vasily Sinaisky/Latvian State. Symphony
( + Piano Concerto)
MELODIYA S10 14445-6 (LP) (1980)

 

ULJAS PULKKIS
(b. 1975, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. At the University of Helsinki, he studied musicology while studying composition privately with Harri Vuori and continued his studies at the Sibelius Academy with Tapani Länsiö, Paavo Heininen and Tapio Nevanlinna. He has composed orchesrtral, chamber, instrumental, choral and electro-acoustical works. His unrecorded works include Piano Concerto (2010-11), Concerto for Cello and Chamber Ensemble "Madrigal" (2000-01), Horn Concerto "Viima, Vitka ja Vimma" (2006) and On the Odd Boulevard for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (2002),

Flute Concerto (2001)

Sharon Bezaly (flute)/Susanna Malkki/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Enchanted Garden and Symphonic Dali)
BIS SACD-1339 (2007)

Clarinet Concerto "Tales of Joy, of Passion, of Love" (2005)

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)/Gabriel Suovanen (baritone)/Hannu Lintu/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + On the Crest of Waves)
ONDINE ODE 1176-2 (2011)


Tears of Ludovico for Piano and Orchestra (1998)

Shai Wosner (piano)/Marc Soustrot/Belgian National Orchestra
(included in collection: "Queen Elisabeth Competition - Piano 1999")
CYPRES CYP 9607 (3 CDs) (2005)

Enchanted Garden for Violin and Orchestra (2000)

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin)/Susanna Malkki/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Symphonic Dali)
BIS SACD-1339 (2007)


JAAN RÄÄTS
(b. 1932, ESTONIA)

Born in Tartu. He studied piano at the Tartu Music High School and graduated from the Tallinn Conservatory as a composition student of Mart Saar and Heino Eller. Subsequently, he worked as a recording engineer at the Estonian Radio, chief editor of music programs, and then chief director and music manager of the Estonian Television and chairman of the Estonian Composers' Union. Most significantly, he has taught composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and his pupils include many of the most prominent Estonian composers of the present generation. He has composed orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, choral, vocal and electronic music as well as film scores. His other orchestral works include Concerto for Chamber Orchestra No. 2 for Strings, Op.78 (1987) and the following concertante works: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 34 (1968) and 3, Op. 83 (1990), Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 41 (1971), Concerto for Piano, Four Hands and Orchestra, Op. 89 (1992), Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 77 (1986), Concerto for Two Pianos, String Orchestra and Percussion, Op. 22 (1963), Concerto for Piano Trio and Orchestra, Op.127 (2006), Mini Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (2000), Violin Concerto, Op. 51 (1974), Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra No. 3, Op. 96 (1995), Cello Concerto No.1, Op. 43 (1971, recomposed as Op.59 (1977), Cello Concerto No. 3, Op. 99 (1997), Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra No. 1, Op. 27 (1966), Concerto for Guitar, Preparated Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 88 (1992), Concerto for Violin, Guitar and Orchestra, Op. 106 (1998), Concerto for Two Guitars and Orchestra, Op.111 (1999), Double Concerto for Flute, Guitar and Orchestra, Op. 117 (2000), Piano Concertino, Op. 9 (1958) and Two Concertinos for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 2 (1957).

Piano Concerto No. 2, Op.70 (1983)

Kalle Randalu (piano)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Kangro: Symphony No. 3)
MELODIYA C10 25353 002 (LP) (1986)

Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra No. 1, Op. 21 (1963)

Lemmo Erendy (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 6)
MELODIYA D025161-2 (LP) (1969)

Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra No. 2, Op. 63 (1974)

Yevgeny Schuk (violin)/Valentin Schuk/Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Quintet for Piano and Strings No. 3, Trio for Piano and Strings No. 6 and Piano Sonata)
ANTES EDITION BM CD 31.9065 (2000)

Concerto for Trumpet, Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 92 (1993)

Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet)/Thomas Duis (piano)/Lutz Köhler/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
( + Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1, Jolivet: Trumpet Concerto No. 2, Trumpet Concertino and Denisov: Con Sordino)
CAPRICCIO 10575 (1997)

Concerto for Chamber Orchestra No. 1 for Strings, Op. 16 (1961)

Rudolf Barshai/Moscow Chamber Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Russian Archives - Rudolf Barshai Conducts Russian Music")
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9286 (3 CDs) (2012)
(original LP release: MELODIYA D 014065-6) (1964)

Neeme Järvi/Estonian Radio Chamber Orchestra)
( + Sink: Flute Concertino)
MELODIYA D9851-2 (LP) (1962)

Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Sumera: Come Cercando, Pärt: Silouans Song, Eller: Sinfonietta, Tubin: Music for Strings and Tüür: Passion)
FINLANDIA 3984-21448-2 (1998)

Saulius Sondeckis/Vilnius Art School String Orchestra
( + Shostakovich/Sondeckis: String Quartet No. 8)
MELODIYA D014903-4 (LP) (1964)



FOLKE RABE
(b. 1935, SWEDEN)


Born in Stockholm. He studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where his teachers included Valdemar Söderholm, Bo Wallner, Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Ingvar Lidholm, György Ligeti and Witold Lutoslawski. as tutors. In addition to composing, he has been active as a professional jazz musician, educator and lecturer, author on musical subjects and as a music administrator at the Swedish Institute for National Concerts. His output covers various genres including orchestra, chamber, instrumental, vocal and jazz works. His other concertante works are "Nature, Herd and Relatives," Concerto for French Horn and String Orchestra (1991) and "L'Assiuolo Caprese," Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra (2002).

"All the Lonely People...," Concerto for Trombone and Chamber Orchestra (1990)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Osmo Vänskä/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Tomasi: Trombone Concerto, Rimsky-Korsakov: Concerto for Trombone and Band, Rota: Trombone Concerto and Schnittke: Dialogue for Cello, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn,Trumpet, Piano and Percussion)
BIS CD-568 (1994)


"Sardine Sarcophagus," Concerto for Trumpet and Sinfonietta (1995)

Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Gilbert Varga/Malmo Symphony Orchestra
( + Bortz: Trumpet Concerto and J. Sandstrom: Trumpet Concerto No. 2)
BIS CD-1021 (2001)


ĢEDERTS RAMANS
(1927-1999, LATVIA)

Born in Jelgava. His musical education began at the Daugavpils School of Music from 1936 and then he studied composition, clarinet and accordion in 1947 at the Jazeps Medins Music School in Riga. He completed his studies at the Latvian State Conservatory where Adolfs Skulte was his composition teacher. He worked as a recording engineer for Latvian Radio and Television and taught composition and theory at the Emils Darzins Music School and later at the Latvian State Conservatory for the rest of his life. He was also Chairman of the Latvian Composers' Union. His output includes ten large-scale choral works, music for the theatre, films and television as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal music. He wrote popular as well as classical music.

Saxophone Concerto (1962)

Vadim Vyadro (saxophone)/Centis Krikis/Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Leggiero and Divertissement)
MELODIYA SM 0293-8 (LP) (1975)


Concerto-Poem for Oboe, Cor Anglais and Orchestra (1980s)

Uldis Urbans (oboe)/Janis Zirnis (cor anglais)/Vasily Sinaisky/Latvian SSR Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
MELODIYA S10 20893 002 (LP) (1986)

Concerto Leggiero for Nine Jazz Instruments and Strings (1970)

Alnis Zakis/Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
( + Saxophone Concerto and Divertissement)
MELODIYA SM 0293-8 (LP) (1975)


Divertissement for Flute, Trumpet, Piano, Percussion and String Orchestra (1964)

Centis Krikis/Soloists and chamber ensemble of the Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto Leggeiro and Saxophone Concerto)
MELODIYA SM 0293-4 (1975)


Music for String Orchestra and 4 Flutes (1970s)

V. Strautnish, L. Veilande, L. Lazdinish and J. Morits (flutes)/Alexander Vilyumanis/Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
MELODIYA S10-05865-6 (LP) (1975)


TURE RANGSTRÖM
(1884-1947, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He briefly studied counterpoint and composition with Johan Lindegren in Stockholm before going to Berlin to study composition with Hans Pfitzner and singing with Julius Hey. He worked as a music critic various and also as a singing teacher and was one of the founders of the Society of Swedish Composers. In addition, he was active as a conductor and became Principal Conductor of the Gothenburg Orchestral Society. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber music, solo piano pieces and numerous songs. His other orchestral works include 4 Symphonies, the suites "Divertimento Elegiaco," "Intermezzo Drammatico" and "Vauxhall" as well as a number of shorter works.

Ballad in E minor for Piano and Orchestra (1937)

Maria Verbaite (piano)/B. Tommy Andersson/ Norrlands Opera Orchestra
( + Norman: Concertstück for Piano and Orchestra and Wiklund: Concertstück for Piano and Orchestra)
STERLING CDS 1095-2 (2011)

Partita in B minor for Violin and Orchestra (1933)

Bernt Lysell (violin)/Niklas Willén/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + The Witches, Divertimento Elegiaco and Song of the Sea)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 712 (2002)


Symphony No. 4 in D minor for Organ and Orchestra"Invocatio" (1936)

Mark Fahlsjö (organ)/Michail Jurovski/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, and 3, Dityramb, Varhymn and Intermezzo Drammatico)
CPO 999 748-2 (3 CDs) (2000)
(original CD release: CPO 999 369-2) (1996)

Erik Lundkvist (organ)/Yuri Ahronovitch/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Vauxhall Suite)
CAPRICE CAP 21195 (1986)


IIRO RANTALA
(b. 1970, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. He has studied piano in the jazz department of Sibelius Academy and classical piano at the Manhattan School of Music. He is one of the best known Finnish jazz pianists, both in Finland and abroad. His compositions are mostly for jazz piano solos or instrumental combinations.

Piano Concerto in G-sharp/A-flat major (2002-5)

Iiro Rantala (piano)/Jaakko Kuusisto/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Final Fantasy, Astorale and Tangonator)
ONDINE ODE 1071-2 (2006)


KARL AAGE RASMUSSEN
(b. 1947, DENMARK)

Born in Kolding, Jutland. He was educated at the Aarhus Academy of Music where he studied music history, theory and composition with Per Nørgård and Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen as principal teachers. He later joined the staff of this school and later taught at Copenhagen's Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. In addition, he founded a chamber orchestra and a piano theater and was also a prolific essayist on musical subjects. He composed operas, orchestral and chamber music in addition to other genres. Some of his other major works are Symphony for Young Lovers (1967), Symphonie Classique (1969), Symphony Anfang und Ende (1973), Double Concerto for Harp, Guitar and Orchestra (1998) and Contrafactum for Cello and Orchestra (1980).

Violin Concerto "Sinking Through the Dream Mirror" (1993)

Niels Christian Ollgaard (violin)/Ole Schmidt/Esbjerg Ensemble
( + Movements on a Moving Line and Three Friends)
DACAPO 8.224094 (1998)


SUNLEIF RASMUSSEN
(b. 1961, DENMARK)

Born in Sandur, Faroe Islands. He first studied in Norway, then returned to Tórshavn in the Faroes as music teacher and jazz pianist. His studies resumed at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen where he took composition classes with Ib Nørholm and electronic music with Ivar Frounberg. His compositions encompass many genres and styles from traditional to highly advanced forms. Some other works for orchestra are "Vox Humana" and "Prelude to an Orchestra."

Violin Concerto No. 1 “Songs of Seasons” (2004)

John Storgårds (violin)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2, Grave and Echos of the Past))
DACAPO 8.226044 (2007)


Saxophone Concerto "Dem Licht Entgegen" (2001)

Jeanette Balland (saxophone)/Hannu Lintu/Danish National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
DACAPO 6.220506 (2005)

Grave - In Memoriam Karsten Hoydal for Clarinet, Strings and Percussion (1990)

Elisabeth Klett (clarinet)/Petr Vronsky/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Landið, Pauli í Sandagerði, Gerandisdagur í Havn and Blak: Clarinet Concerto)
TUTL FKT 7 (1995)

Nora-Kaisa Salo-Peltokorpi (clarinet)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2, Grave and Echos of the Past))
DACAPO 8.226044 (2007)


EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA
(b. 1928, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. His extensive musical higher educuation began in Helsinki where he studied musicology at the University and composition with Aarre Merikanto at the Sibelius Academy, continued in Vienna and then in America at New York's Juilliard School of Music with Vincent Persichetti) and at the Tanglewood Music Center with Roger Sessions and Aaron Copland. This was supplemented by lessons in Ascona, Switzerland with Wladimir Vogel and at the Cologne Music Academy with Rudolf Petzold. He has had a long teaching association with the Sibelius Academy and has also served as archivist of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and rector of the Käpylä Music Institute in Helsinki. He is considered by many to be Finland's most important composer into the 21st century. His compositional catalogue is vast and includes opera, music for a mystery play and works for orchestra, chamber groups and voice. His Concertos are supplemented by his cycle of Symphonies.

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 45 (1969)

Ralf Gothóni (piano)/Max Pommer/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 757-2) (1994)

Laura Mikkola (piano)/Hannu Lintu/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Cantus Arcticus and Symphony No. 8)
NAXOS 8.554147(1999)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1989)

Ralf Gothóni (piano)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 757-2) (1994)

Laura Mikkola (piano)/Eri Klas/Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3 and Isle of Bliss)
NAXOS 8.557009 (2003)

Piano Concerto No. 3 "Gift of Dreams" (1998)

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano and conductor)/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 950-2) (2000)

Laura Mikkola (piano)/Eri Klas/Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Isle of Bliss)
NAXOS 8.557009 (2003)

Violin Concerto (1976-7)

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
BIS CD-1315 (2004)

Elmar Oliveira (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 881-2) (1997)

Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 41 (1968)

Marko Ylönen (cello)/Max Pommer/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 819-2) (1994)

Cello Concerto No. 2 "Towards the Horizon" (2008-9)

Truls Otterbech Mørk (cello)/John Storgårds/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Percussion Concerto and Modificata)
ONDINE ODE 1178-2 (2012)

Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra "Angel of Dusk" (1980)

Olli Kosonen (double bass)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Cantus Arcticus and String Quartet No. 2)
APEX 2564 69890-8 (2007)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA FA 339) (1984)

Esko Laine (double bass)/Jean-Jacques Kantorow/Tapiola Sinfonietta
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 910-2) (2000)

Harp Concerto (2000)

Marielle Nordmann (harp)/Leif Segerstam/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 978-2) (2001)

Flute Concerto, Op. 69 "Dances with the Winds" (1973)

Petri Alanko (alto flute, piccolo, bass flute)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Marttinen: Concerto Espagnole, Sallinen: Chamber Music No. 2 and Basmakov: Flute Concerto)
BIS CD-687 (1996)
( + Cantus Arcticus and Symphony No. 7)
BIS CD-1038 (1999)

Patrick Gallois (alto flute, piccolo, bass flute)/Leif Segerstam/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 921-2) (1999)

Clarinet Concerto (2001)

Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)/Leif Segerstam/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 1041-2) (2005)

Percussion Concerto "Incantations" (2008)

Colin Currie (percussion)/John Storgårds/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto No. 2 and Modificata)
ONDINE ODE 1178-2 (2012)

"Cantus Arcticus," Concerto for Birds and Orchestra, Op. 61 (1972)

Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Aurora - Music Of The Northern Lights")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 471747 (2 CDs) (2003)

Hannu Lintu/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 8)
NAXOS 8.554147(1999)

Pertti Pekkanen/Klemetti Institute Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto For Double Bass And Orchestra and String Quartet No. 2)
APEX 2564 69890-8 (2007)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA FA 328) (1981)

Max Pommer/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5)
ONDINE ODE 747-2 (1990)

Leif Segerstam/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 1041-2) (2005)

Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Symphony No. 7)
BIS CD-1038 (1999)

"Annunciations," Concerto for Organ, Brass Quintet and Wind Orchestra (1977)

Kari Jussila (organ)/Leif Segerstam/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 869-2) (1996)

Jan Lehtola (organ)/Elias Seppälä/Kapel van de Wacht (The Guards Band)
( + Hymn for Trumpet and Organ, Toccata, Laudatio Trinitatis, Wedding March and Ta Tou Theou)
ALBA ABCD 265 (2009)

Ballad for Harp and String Orchestra (1973, rev. 1981)

Reija Bister (harp)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rautavaara: 12 Concertos")
ONDINE ODE 1165-2 (4 CDs) (2009)
(original release: ONDINE ODE 836-2) (1994)



MATTI RAUTIO
(1922-1986, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. He studied composition at the Sibelius Academy with Leevi Madetoja and Aarre Meriknto. He was a piano teacher at the Helsinki Finnish Co-educational School and at the Sibelius Academy and also taught musicology at the University of Jyväskylä and lectured in folk music at the University of Tampere. He composed a small body of works in various genres including a Piano Concerto (1968-71) and Divertimento No. 2 for Cello and Orchestra (1972).

Divertimento for Cello and Orchestra (No. 1) (1955)

Erkki Rautio (cello)/N E Fougstedt/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (c. 1960s)
( + Rautavaara: Requiiem for Our Time, Sibelius: Rakastava, and Tuukkanen: Characters from "Three Musketeers")
FENNICA SS 10 (c. 1960s)



HERMAN RECHBERGER
(b. 1947, FINLAND)

Born in Linz, Austria. He studied guitar in Zürich and Brussels. He has been living in Finland since 1970 where he became a citizen and studied composition at the Sibelius Academy with Aulis Sallinen, the recorder with Olli Ruottinen, oboe with Asser Sipilä and electronic music with Osmo Lindeman.He performs contemporary recorder solos and has worked as a producer of contemporary music at the Finnish Broadcasting Company. He has composed a large body of stage works, music for the recorder as well as music in other genres.

Consort I for Solo Recorder Trombone, Harpsichord, 2 Antiphonal Percussion Groups, and Strings (1976)

Clas Pehrsson (recorder)/Leif Segerstam/Sweidsh Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Heinio: Notturna di fiordo and Merlilainen: Summer Sounds)
TACTUS TA 8103 (LP) (1981)


ANTANAS REKAŠIUS
(1928-2003, LITHUANIA)

Born in Pauvandene. He attended the Lithuanian State Conservatory where he studied composition with Julius Juzeliunas. He has taught composition at the Juozas Gruodis Music School in Kaunas. His catalogue of compositions covers opera-oratorio, ballets, orchestral, chamber and vocal music and much music written specifically for children. His other concertante works include a Concertos for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (1982) and Saxophone Concerto "Polymorphies" (1977). and there is also an undated Concerto for Orchestra.

Violin Concerto "Metafonia" (1971)

Raimundas Katilius (violin)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
MELODIYA S10 18593-4 (LP) (1983)

Cello Concerto "Diaphony" (1972)

Iminas Kučinskas (cello)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Balakauskas: Symphony No. 1 and Domarkas: Capriccio)
MELODIYA S10-10699-700 (LP) (1978)

Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (1971)

Jonas Vizgirda (flute)/Juozas Domarkas/Latvian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and The Smoldering Cross:Ballet Suite No. 2)
MELODIYA SM 03445-6 (LP) (1972)


Solar Plexuses for Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Percussion and Chamber Orchestra (1977)

Vladimir Chekasin (saxophone, clarinet, flute)/Vladimir Tarasov (percussion)/Juozas Domarkas/Chamber Orchestra of the Lithuanian State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Auto Collage No. 1, String Quartet No. 2, and Wind Quintet No. 2)
MELODIYA S-10 13699-700 (1980)




KNUDAGE RIISAGER
(1897-1974, DENMARK)

Born in in Kunda, Estonia, to Danish parents. He studied composition in Copenhagen with Otto Malling and Peder Gram and piano with Peder Moller. He pursued further musical studies with Albert Roussel and Paul Le Flem in Paris and Hermann Grabner in Leipzig. He held administrative posts with several Danish composers' organizations. He composed a vast amont of music ranging from operas and ballets to works for solo voices and instruments. Among his many unrecorded works are: Palavas for Violin, P iano and Orchestra (1951), Rondo Giocoso for Violin and Orchestra (1957), Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 24 (1931) and Sinfonia Concertante for String Orchestra, Op. 34 (1937):

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 (1950-1)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Aksel Wellejus/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1973)
( + A. Gade: Violin Concerto No. 1, N. Gade: Violin Concerto, Malling: Fantasy and Nielsen: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 467-8 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)


Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 24 (1931

Bo Holten/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3, T-DOXC and Primavera Overture)
DA CAPO 8.226147 (2013)

Concertino for Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 29 (1933)

Ketil Christensen (trumpet)/Michael Schønwandt/Collegium Musicum, Copenhagen
( + Holmboe: Chamber Concertino No. 11, Norby: Capriccio for Trumpet, Strings and Piano, Carl Nielsen/M. Andresen: 5 Preludes, Sehested: Septet and M. Andresen: Suite Danica)
RONDO GRAMMOFON RCD 8351 (1997)
(original LP release: RONDO GRAMMOFON RLP 8312) (1985)

George Eskdale (trumpet)/Thomas Jensen/Danish State Radio Orchestra (rec. 1949)
(included in collection: "Thomas Jensen Conducts Scandinavian Classics")
DANACORD DACOCD 523-4 (2 CDs) (2001)
(original LP release: MERCURY MG15041) (1951)
(from TONO 78s)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Thomas Dausgaard/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Slaraffenland: Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Tolv Med Posten and Darduse)
DACAPO 6.220584 (2010)

Gilbert Johnson (trumpet)/Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantella, Cooley: Aria and Dance, Fauré: Élégie, Vanhal: Double Bass Concerto - Excerpt, Saint-Saëns: Morceau de Concert and
Guilmant: Morceau Symphonique)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 6791 (LP) (1965)

Sinfonia Concertante per Strumenti ad Arco, Op. 34 (1937)

Bo Holten/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 and Summer Rhapsody)
DACAPO 8.226148 (2014)


HILDING ROSENBERG
(1892-1985, SWEDEN)

Born in Bosjökloster, Skåne County. In Kalmar, he graduated as an organist and then worked as a concert pianist, music teacher and church musician. He continued his studies at the Stockholm Conservatory where he was taught the piano by Richard Andersson and composition and counterpoint by Ernst Ellberg and also studied conducting. He later studied counterpoint and composition with Wilhelm Stenhammar and conducting with Hermann Scherchen. He worked as a conductor, was Director of Music at the Royal Opera and then became a highly esteemed teacher as well as the foremost Swedish composer of his generation. His compositional catalogue is vast and includes every genre from opera to solo piano pieces and songs. His unrecorded concertante works are his Viola Concerto (1942-5, rev. 1964), Cello Concerto No. 1 (1939), Trumpet Concerto (1928) and Concerto No. 2 for Violin, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone and Orchestra “Malmo” (1949).

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1930)

Mats Widlund (piano)/Petter Sundkvist/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
DAPHNE DR1006 (1999)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1950)

Mats Widlund (piano)/Petter Sundkvist/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
DAPHNE DR 1006 (1999)

Violin Concerto No. 1 (1924)

Charles Barkel (piano)/Hilding Rosenberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra 1948.
( + Symphonie Concertante, Orpheus in Town: Ballet Suite and Suite in D: Pastorale))
CAPRICE CAP 21507 (1992)

Violin Concerto No. 2 (1951)

Leon Spierer (violin)/Arvid Jansons/Stockholms Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Söderlundh: Violin Concerto)
CAPRICE CAP 21367 (1988)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1225) (1985).

Cello Concerto No. 2 (1953)

Ola Karlsson (cello)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
CAPRICE CAP 1283 (LP) (1985)

Concerto No. 1 for String Orchestra (1946)

Sixten Ehrling/Jeunesse Musicale World Orchestra of 1988
( + Thommessen: The Great Attractor and R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra)
CAPRICE CAP 21370 (1989)

Carl von Garaguly/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1950)
(included in collection: "Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra- 75 Years 1914-1989")
BIS CD-421-4 (8 CDs) (1994)
(from HMV 78s)

Johannes Goritzki/Deutsche Kammerakademie, Neuss
( + Concerto No. 4)
CPO 999573-2 (1998)

Concerto No. 3 for Orchestra "Louisville Concerto" (1954, rev. 1968)
Sir Andrew Davis/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (rev. version)
( + Symphony No 3 and Orpheus in Town: Dance Suite)
FINLANDIA 3984-29719-2,(2001)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra,
( + Chou Wen-Chung: And the Fallen Petals and Guarnieri: Suite IV)
LOUISVILLE LOU 56-1 (LP) (1956)

Stig Westerberg/Swedish Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rev. version)
( + Symphony No 2 and Marionettes Overture)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SCD 1026 (1988)
(original LP release: SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFILSLT 33215) (1972)


Concerto No. 4 for String Orchestra (1966)

Johannes Goritzki/Deutsche Kammerakademie, Neuss
( + Concerto No. 1)
CPO 999573-2 (1998)

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, Oboe, Bassoon and Orchestra (1935)

Hilding Rosenberg/Gunnar Barter (violin)/Lince Berglund (viola)/Rolf Lännerholm (oboe)/Bruno Lavér (bassoon)/Stockholm Concert Society Orchestra (1949).
( + Violin Concerto No. 1, Orpheus in Town: Ballet Suite and Suite in D: Pastorale))
CAPRICE CAP 21507 (1992):

Little Piece for Cello and Strings (1940)

Elémér Lavotha (cello)/Jan Olav Wedin/Stockholm Sinfonietta
( + Larsson: Pastorale Suite, A Winter's Tale - Suite, Atterberg: Suite No. 3, Roman: Concerto in D, Alfvén,: The Mountain King - Dance of the Cow-girland Blomdahl: Theatre Music No. 1 "Vaknatten" - Adagio)
BIS CD-165 (1988)
(original LP release: BIS LP-196) (1980)


HELMUT ROSENVALD
(b. 1929, ESTONIA)

Born in Tallinn. He studied violin with Rudolf Palm and composition with Villem Kapp at the Tallinn Conservatory. Besides composing, Helmut Rosenvald had been a violinist for nearly 30 years in the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. His large catalogue covers various genres with the most significant among his works being for orchestra and strings. His other concertate works are Chamber Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra (1970), Trombone Concertino (1968), Symphony No. 2 for Cello and Chamber Orchestra (1979) and Divertisement for Trombone and Orchestra (1966).

Violin Concerto No. 1 with String Orchestra (1976)

Lemmo Erendi (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1976)
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, Symphony No. 3, 2 Pastorales, Sonata Capriccioso and Nocturne)
ANTES EDITION BM 31.9197 (2003)

Violin Concerto No. 2 "Quasi un Fantasia" (1986)

Lemmo Erendi (violin)/Jüri Alperten/Estonian State Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1986)
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, Symphony No: 3, 2 Pastorales, Sonata Capriccioso and Nocturne)
ANTES EDITION BM 31.9197 (2003)

Chamber Symphony No. 1 for Cello and String Orchestra (1972)

Toomas Velmet (cello)/Alexander Korneyev/Moscow Chamber Ensemble
( + Classical Symphony, Nocturne and Melody)
MELODIYA S10 19229 006 (LP) (1983)


POUL ROVSING OLSEN
(1922-1982, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied harmony and counterpoint with Knud Jeppesen at the Copenhagen Royal Danish Conservatory of Music and composition with Nadia Boulanger and musical analysis with Olivier Messiaen in Paris. He worked in Copenhagen as a music critic and later,as a musical ethnologist, he did fieldwork in Greenland and the Persian Gulf and taught at the Universities of Lund and Copenhagen. His output includes 2 operas, ballets, orchestral and chamber music, piano pieces and songs.

Piano Concerto, Op. 31 (1968)

Christina Bjørkøe (piano)/Bo Holten/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Au Fond de la Nuit and Variations Symphoniques)
DACAPO 8.226038 (2012)


POUL RUDERS
(b. 1949, DENMARK)

Born in Ringsted, Zealand. After learning piano and organ as a child, he trained as an organist at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. He also studied orchestration with Karl Aage Rasmussen but was basically self-taught in composition. After working as a church organist and choirmaster, he was able to devote his musical career primarily to composing. He has composed a large body of music ranging from opera and orchestral works through chamber, vocal and solo music. His orchestral catalogue also includes Viola Concerto (1994), Oboe Concerto (1998) and Bass Trombone Concertino (2008).

Piano Concerto (No. 1) (1994)

Rolf Hind (piano)/Markus Stenz/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
DACAPO 8.224125 (1999)

Piano Concerto No. 2 (2011)

Vassily Primakov (piano)/Thomas Sondergård/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Bel Canto and Serenade on the Shores of the Cosmic Ocean)
BRIDGE 9336 (2011)

Concerto No. 1 for Violin, Strings, Harp, and Harpsichord (1981)

Erik Heide (violin)/Thomas Sondergård/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto in Pieces and Monodrama)
DACAPO 8.226034 (2009)

Rebecca Hirsch (violin)/Tamás Vetö/Odense Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1990)
( + Cello Concerto No. 1 and Clarinet Concerto)
UNICORN--KANCHANA DKPCD 9114 (1991)

Rolf Schulte (violin)/George Rothman/Riverside Symphony
( + Etude and Ricercare, The Bells and Christmas Gospel )
BRIDGE 9057 (1995)

Violin Concerto No. 2 (1990-1)

Rebecca Hirsch (violin)/Michael Schønwandt/Collegium Musicum Copenhagen
( + Dramaphonia)
DACAPO DCDC 9308 (1993)


Cello Concerto No. 1"Polydrama Drama Trilogy III" (1988)

Morten Zeuthen (cello)/Tamás Vetö/Odense Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1990)
( + Violin Concerto No. 1 and Clarinet Concerto)
UNICORN--KANCHANA DKPCD 9114 (1991)


Cello Concerto No. 2 "Anima" (1993)

Michaela Fukacková (cello)/Jan Wagner/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Guitar Concerto No. 2 and City in the Sea)
BRIDGE 9122 (2002)

Guitar Concerto No. 2 "Paganini Variations" (2000)

David Starobin (guitar)/Jan Wagner/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto No. 2 and City in the Sea)
BRIDGE 9122 (2002)
(original CD release: BRIDGE 9071) (1997)


Concerto for Clarinet and Twin-Orchestra (1985)

Niels Thomsen (clarinet)/Tamás Vetö/Odense Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1990)
( + Cello Concerto No. 1 and Violin Concerto No. 1 )
UNICORN--KANCHANA DKPCD 9114 (1991)

Concerto in Pieces "Purcell Variations for Orchestra" (1994-5)

Sir Andrew Davis/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + M. Wagner: Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion)
BRIDGE 9098 (2000)

Thomas Sondergård/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1 and Monodrama)
DACAPO 8.226034 (2009)

Dramaphonia for for Piano and Chamber Ensemble (1987)

Erik Kaltoft (piano)/Soren Kaare Hansen/Aarhus Sinfonietta
( + 4 Dances in One Movement and Corpus cum Figuris)
BIS CD-720 (1994)

Poul Rosenbaum (piano)/Odaline de la Martinez/Lontano Ensemble
( + Violin Concerto No. 2)
DACAPO DCDC 9308 (1993)


Monodrama: Drama Trilogy II for Solo Percussion and Orchestra (1988)

Mathias Reumert (percussion)/Thomas Sondergard/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto in Pieces and Violin Concerto No. 1)
DACAPO 8.226034 (2009)




TERJE RYPDAL
(b. 1947, NORWAY)

Born in Oslo. In his teens, he was a rock and jazz musician but at the age of 22, studied composition with Finn Mortensen. His catalogue also includes Piano Concerto. Op. 14 (1980), Violin Concerto, Op. 86 (2003), Double Bass Concerto, Op. 4 B (1972-3) and Concerto for Electric Guitar, Orchestra and Choir, Op. 14 B (1979).

Double Concerto for Two Electric Guitars and Symphony Orchestra, Op. 58 (1992)

Terje Rypdal and Ronnie LeTekrø (electric guitars)/Normunds Sne/Riga Festival Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
ECM CD-1025 (2000)


Guild for Bassett Clarinet and Small Orchestra, Op. 44 (1988)

Hans Petter Bonden (bass clarinet)/Christian Eggen/Oslo Sinfonietta
( + Mozart: Clarinet Quintet)
MIND THE GAP PRODUCTIONS MTG-CD 21111 (1993)


Undisonus for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 23 (1979-81, rev. 1986)

Terje Tønnesen (violin)/Christian Eggen/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Ineo)
ECM NEW SERIES 1389 (1990)


KAIJA SAARIAHO
(b. 1952, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. She attended the Helsinki Rudolf Steiner School and then studied violin and piano as well as composition with Paavo Heininen at the Sibelius Academy. Later on, she studied in Freiburg with Brian Ferneyhough and Klaus Huber and at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) in Paris where she was influenced by the spectral music composers Gérard Grisey and Tristan Murail. She has gained international recognition for her work and has composed in many genres from opera to electronic compositions.

Cello Concerto No. 1 "Amers" (1992)

Anssi Karttunen (cello)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Avanti Chamber Orchestra
( + Graal Théâtre and Château de l'Âme)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 60817 (2001)

Jakob Kullberg (cello)/Szymon Bywalec/New Music Orchestra
( + Nørgård: Cello Concerto No. 2 and Nordheim: Cello Concerto )
AURORA ACD 5075 (2012)

Clarinet Concerto "D'Om Le Vrai Sens" (2010)

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Laterna Magica and Leino Songs)
ONDINE ODE 1173 (2011)


À la Fumée for Cello, Alto Flute and Orchestra (1990)

Anssi Karttunen (cello)/Petri Alanko (alto flute)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Saariaho - Works For Orchestra")
ONDINE ODE 1113 (4 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 804-2) (1993)

Anssi Karttunen (cello)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Avanti Chamber Orchestra
( + Graal Théâtre and Château de l'Âme)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 60817 (2001)

Graal Théâtre for Violin and Orchestra (1994)

Gidon Kremer (violin)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Amers and Château de l'Âme)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 60817 (2001)

John Storgårds (violin)/Hannu Lintu/Avanti Chamber Orchestra
(included in collection: "Saariaho - Works For Orchestra")
ONDINE ODE 1113 (4 CDs) (2012)

Orion for Cello and Orchestra (2002)

Anssi Karttunen (cello)/Christoph Eschenbach/Orchestre de Paris
(included in collection: "Saariaho - Works For Orchestra")
ONDINE ODE 1113 (4 CDs) (2012)


HARALD SÆVERUD
(1897-1992, NORWAY)

Born in Bergen. He received his basic music education at the Bergen Music Academy from Leipzig-educated composer Borghild Holmsen. At the Berlin Hochschule fur Musik he studied composition with F.F. Koch and conducting with Clemens Kraus. He was a recipient of the Norwegian State Salary of Art which enabled him to devote his musical career exclusively to composition. He became the dean of Norwegian composers and wrote a large number of works for the theater, orchestra and chamber groups. For orchestra, his Concertos are supplemented by his cycle of 9 Symphonies and many smaller pieces. His son Ketil Hvoslef (b. 1939) became a well-known composer.

Piano Concerto, Op. 31 (1948-50)

Jan Henrik Kayser (piano)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Peer Gynt: Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
AURORA CONTEMPORARY NCD-B 4954 (2001)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6570828) (1981)

Noriko Ogawa (piano)/Alexander Dmitriev/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9 and Fanfare and Hymn)
BIS CD-962 (1998)

Einar Røttingen (piano)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: " Harald Saeverud - Orchestral Music Volume 2)
SIMAX PSC 3124-5 (2 CDs) (1997)

Violin Concerto, Op. 37 (1957, rev. 1982)

Trond Saeverud (violin)/Karsten Andersen/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Romanza, 20 Small Duets and Elegie)
SIMAX PSC 1087 (1993)

Trond Saeverud (violin)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
BIS CD-872 (2000)

Cello Concerto, Op. 7 (1930-1)

Truls Otterbech Mork (cello)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
BIS CD-972 (2000)


Oboe Concerto, Op. 12 (1938)

Gordon Hunt (oboe)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5, Entrata regale and Sonata giubilata)
BIS CD-1162 (2003)

Erik Njord Larsen (oboe)/Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7)
AURORA CONTEMPORARY NCD-B 4953 (1988)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 411081-1) (1983)

Bassoon Concerto, Op. 44 (1964)

Robert Rønnes (bassoon)/Alexander Dmitriev/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7 and Lucretia Suite)
BIS CD-822 (1997)

Robert Rønnes (bassoon)/Gerard Oskamp/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + O. Berg: Clarinet Concerto and Nordheim: Rendezvous for Strings)
AURORA CONTEMPORARY ACD 1934 (1990)


Divertimento for Flute and String Orchestra No. 1, Op. 13 (1940)

Vidar Austvik (flute)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Overtura Appassionata, Rondo Amoroso, Geitenlied-Variations, Vogeltjeswals, Syljetone, Siljuslåtten, Knight Bluebeard's Nightmares, Her Last Cradle Song and Molendans)
BIS CD-1032 (2006)

Gro Sandvik (flute)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: " Harald Saeverud - Orchestral Music Volume 2)
SIMAX PSC 3124-5 (2 CDs) (1997)

Romanza for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 23a (1942)

Trond Saeverud (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: " Harald Saeverud - Orchestral Music Volume 2)
SIMAX PSC 3124-5 (2 CDs) (1997)

Trond Saeverud (violin)/Karsten Andersen/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, 20 Small Duets and Elegie)
SIMAX PSC 1087 (1993)



KETIL SÆVERUD(see KETIL HVOSLEF)



STELLAN SAGVIK
(b. 1952, SWEDEN)

Born in Örebro. He studied composition with Gunnar Bucht, Arne Mellnäs, Lars-Gunnar Bodin and Lars-Erik Rosell at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. In addition to composing, he is also active as a conductor, a musician and singer in the world music genre and as a record producer with his Nosag label. His large catalogue covers the genres of opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal, choral and electronic works. His other concertante works are Piano Concerto "Zeugma" (2012), Conflatino for Flute and String Orchestra, Op.140 (1998-91), Pastoral à la Francesca for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 38 (1974), Pianorondo for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 44 (1974-5) and Trois Ballades de Pan for Pan Flute, Flute and String Orchestra, Op.122b and c (1983/1991).

Flute Concerto No.1 with String Orchestra, Op. 22 (1972-8)

Kinga Práda (flute)/Stellan Sagvik/Cluj Philharmonic Strings
( + Kingám, Vampire State Building, Solar Plexus, Nocturne, Haglund: Fragile, Larson: Boughs and B.T. Andersson: Impromptu)
NOSAG CD 029 (2005)


Skånsk Concertino for Flute and String Orchestra, Op. 114a (1982)

Kinga Práda (flute)/Stellan Sagvik/Cluj Philharmonic Strings
( + Blekingsk Concertino, Bohuslänsk Concertino, Närkisk Concertino, Sörmländsk Concertino, Trioconcertino, Uppländsk Concertino, Värmländsk Concertino, Ångermanländsk Concertino, Norrbottnisk Concertino, Skånelåtsgästabud, Västkustskt Epos, Rondâné, Stadsladdning, Fårsocken lite våt I regnet, Steg för steg and Trr)
NOSAG CD 2028 (2 CDs) (2006)


Blekingsk Concertino for Oboe and String Orchestra, Op. 114b (1982)

Adriana Suciu (oboe)/Stellan Sagvik/Cluj Philharmonic Strings
( + Skånsk Concertino, Bohuslänsk Concertino, Närkisk Concertino, Sörmländsk Concertino, Trioconcertino, Uppländsk Concertino, Värmländsk Concertino, Ångermanländsk Concertino, Norrbottnisk Concertino, Skånelåtsgästabud, Västkustskt Epos, Rondâné, Stadsladdning, Fårsocken lite våt I regnet, Steg för steg and Trr)
NOSAG CD 2028 (2 CDs) (2006)


Uppländsk Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra, Op. 114c (1982)

Liviu Gocan (clarinet)/Stellan Sagvik/Cluj Philharmonic Strings
( + Skånsk Concertino, Blekingsk Concertino, Närkisk Concertino, Bohuslänsk Concertino, Trioconcertino, Sörmländsk Concertino, Värmländsk Concertino, Ångermanländsk Concertino, Norrbottnisk Concertino, Skånelåtsgästabud, Västkustskt Epos, Rondâné, Stadsladdning, Fårsocken lite våt I regnet, Steg för steg and Trr)
NOSAG CD 2028 (2 CDs) (2006)


Ångermanländsk Concertino for Bassoon and String Orchestra, Op. 114g (1982)

Orlando Corabian (bassoon)/Stellan Sagvik/Cluj Philharmonic Strings
( + Skånsk Concertino, Blekingsk Concertino, Närkisk Concertino, Bohuslänsk Concertino, Trioconcertino, Sörmländsk Concertino, Värmländsk Concertino, Uppländsk Concertino, Norrbottnisk Concertino, Skånelåtsgästabud, Västkustskt Epos, Rondâné, Stadsladdning, Fårsocken lite våt I regnet, Steg för steg and Trr)
NOSAG CD 2028 (2 CDs) (2006)


Närkisk Concertino for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra, Op. 114f (1983)

Jörgen Pettersson (alto saxophone)/Stellan Sagvik/Stockholm String Ensemble
( + Skånsk Concertino, Blekingsk Concertino, Bohuslänsk Concertino, Sörmländsk Concertino, Trioconcertino, Uppländsk Concertino, Värmländsk Concertino, Ångermanländsk Concertino, Norrbottnisk Concertino, Skånelåtsgästabud, Västkustskt Epos, Rondâné, Stadsladdning, Fårsocken lite våt I regnet, Steg för steg and Trr)
NOSAG CD 2028 (2 CDs) (2006)


Bohuslänsk Concertino for French Horn and String Orchestra, Op. 114d (1982)

Alexandru Marc (horn)/Stellan Sagvik/Cluj Philharmonic Strings
( + Skånsk Concertino, Blekingsk Concertino, Närkisk Concertino, Sörmländsk Concertino, Trioconcertino, Uppländsk Concertino, Värmländsk Concertino, Ångermanländsk Concertino, Norrbottnisk Concertino, Skånelåtsgästabud, Västkustskt Epos, Rondâné, Stadsladdning, Fårsocken lite våt I regnet, Steg för steg and Trr)
NOSAG CD 2028 (2 CDs) (2006)


Sörmländsk Concertino for Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 114i (1983)

Gabriel Posdarescu (trumpet)/Stellan Sagvik/Cluj Philharmonic Strings
( + Skånsk Concertino, Blekingsk Concertino, Närkisk Concertino, Bohuslänsk Concertino, Trioconcertino, Uppländsk Concertino, Värmländsk Concertino, Ångermanländsk Concertino, Norrbottnisk Concertino, Skånelåtsgästabud, Västkustskt Epos, Rondâné, Stadsladdning, Fårsocken lite våt I regnet, Steg för steg and Trr)
NOSAG CD 2028 (2 CDs) (2006)


Norrbottnisk Concertino for Trombone and String Orchestra, Op. 114h (1983)

Nacis Vieru (trombone)/Stellan Sagvik/Cluj Philharmonic Strings
( + Skånsk Concertino, Blekingsk Concertino, Närkisk Concertino, Bohuslänsk Concertino, Trioconcertino, Sörmländsk Concertino, Värmländsk Concertino, Uppländsk Concertino, Ångermanländsk Concertino, Skånelåtsgästabud, Västkustskt Epos, Rondâné, Stadsladdning, Fårsocken lite våt I regnet, Steg för steg and Trr)
NOSAG CD 2028 (2 CDs) (2006)


Värmländsk Concertino for Tuba and String Orchestra, Op. 114j (1983)

Kristian Karlstedt (tuba)/Stellan Sagvik/Stockholm String Ensemble
( + Skånsk Concertino, Blekingsk Concertino, Bohuslänsk Concertino, Sörmländsk Concertino, Närkisk Concertino, Uppländsk Concertino, Trioconcertino, Ångermanländsk Concertino, Norrbottnisk Concertino, Skånelåtsgästabud, Västkustskt Epos, Rondâné, Stadsladdning, Fårsocken lite våt I regnet, Steg för steg and Trr)
NOSAG CD 2028 (2 CDs) (2006)


Trioconcertino for Flute, Viola, Guitar and String Orchestra, Op. 114f (1983)

Kinga Práda (flute)/Nils-Erik Sparf (viola)/Jakob Henriques (guitar)/Stellan Sagvik/Stockholm String Ensemble
( + Skånsk Concertino, Blekingsk Concertino, Bohuslänsk Concertino, Sörmländsk Concertino, Närkisk Concertino, Uppländsk Concertino, Värmländsk Concertino, Ångermanländsk Concertino, Norrbottnisk Concertino, Skånelåtsgästabud, Västkustskt Epos, Rondâné, Stadsladdning, Fårsocken lite våt I regnet, Steg för steg and Trr)
NOSAG CD 2028 (2 CDs) (2006)


AULIS SALLINEN
(b. 1935, FINLAND)

Born in Salmi, Karelia (now in Russia, then in Finland). He studied at the Sibelius Academy where his teachers included Aare Merikanto and Joonas Kokkonen and took a position on its staff after graduation. He also worked as managing director of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. A Finnish government pension allowed him to devote himself full-time to composing. His large output of compositions includes operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber and vocal music. As one of Finland's leading composers, nearly all of his orchestral music has been recorded.

Violin Concerto, Op. 18 (1968)

Okko Kamu (violin)/Sven-Gunnar Andrén/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1973)
( + Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 and Franke-Blom: Music for Mobile)
MAP MAP CD 9134 (1991)

Eeva Koskinen (violin)/Osmo Vänskä/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Chamber Music III, Variations for Orchestra and Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March)
BIS CD-560 (1994)

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin)/Ari Rasilainen/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 8, Shadows and Palace Rhapsody)
CPO 999772-2 (2005)

Valdis Zarins (violin)/Paul Mägi/Latvian National (Television and Radio) Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1991)
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto and Ivanovs: Violin Concerto)
CAMPION CAMEO CD 2004 (1997)

Cello Concerto, Op. 44 (1977)

Jan-Erik Gustafsson (cello)/Ari Rasilainen/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
CPO 999712-2 (2009)

Arto Noras (cello)/Okko Kamu/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Shadows)
FINLANDIA.FACD 346 (1986)

Flute Concerto for Flute, Op. 70 "Harlekiini" (1995)

Petri Alanko (flute)/Okko Kamu/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Penderecki: Flute Concerto and Takemitsu: Towards the Sea)
NAXOS 8.554185 (1999)

Horn Concerto, Op. 82 “Campane ed Arie” (2002)

Esa Tapani (horn)/Ari Rasilainen/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 and Mauermusik)
CPO 999969-2 (2006)

Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra, Op. 91 (2007)

Christoffer Sundqvist (clarinet)/Tommi Aalto (viola)/Okko Kamu/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto and Eötvös: Levitation)
ALBA ABCD 314 (2012)

Chamber Music II for Alto Flute and String Orchestra, Op. 41 (1976)

Petri Alanko (alto flute)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Marttinen: Concerto Espagnole, Rautavaara: Flute Concerto and Basmakov: Flute Concerto)
BIS CD-687 (1996)

Gunilla von Bahr (alto flute)/Okko Kamu/Stockholm Chamber Ensemble
( + Chamber Music II, Quattro per Quattro and Chaconne for Organ)
BIS CD-64 (1994)
(original LP release: BIS LP-

Hanna Juutilainen (alto flute)/Okko Kamu/Finnish Chamber Orchestra
( + Chamber Music I and III, Sunrise Serenade and Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March)
NAXOS 8.553747 (1997)

Chamber Music III for Cello and String Orchestra, Op. 58 "Nocturnal Dances of Juanquixote" (1976)

Tero Latvala (violin)/Henri Dunderfeldt (double bass)/Torleif Thedéen (cello)/Osmo Vänskä/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Violin Concerto, Variations for Orchestra and Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March)
BIS CD-560 (1994)

Arto Noras (cello)/Ralf Gothóni/Virtuosi di Kuhmo
( + Chamber Music IVand V, Introduction and Tango Overture and Elegy for Sebastian Knight)
CPO 777147-2 (2009)

Arto Noras (cello)/Okko Kamu/Finlandia Sinfonietta
( + Symphony No. 5 and Cello Sonata)
FINLANDIA.FACD 370 (1989 )

Mats Rondin (cello)/Okko Kamu/Finnish Chamber Orchestra
( + Chamber Music II and III, Sunrise Serenade and Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March)
NAXOS 8.553747 (1997)

Yuli Turovsky(cello and conductor)/Musici de Montreal
( + Bernstein: Meditations from Mass, Hindemith: Trauermusik, Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1 and Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Figaro)
CHANDOS CHAN 9973 (2002)

Chamber Music IV for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 79 "Metamorphosen of Elegie for Sebastian Knight" (2000) (version of the Metamorphosen - 1964)

Ralf Gothóni (piano and conductor)/Virtuosi di Kuhmo
( + Chamber Music III and V, Introduction and Tango Overture and Elegy for Sebastian Knight)
CPO 777147-2 (2079)


Chamber Music V for Accordion and String Orchestra, Op. 80 “Barabbas Variations” (2000)

Mika Vayrynen (accordion)/Ralf Gothóni/Virtuosi di Kuhmo
( + Chamber Music III and IV, Introduction and Tango Overture and Elegy for Sebastian Knight)
CPO 777147-2 (2079)

Introduction and Tango Overture for Piano and String Orchestra, Op. 74b (1997)

Ralf Gothóni (piano and conductor)/Virtuosi di Kuhmo
( + Chamber Music III, IV and IV and Elegy for Sebastian Knight)
CPO 777147-2 (2079)


Sunrise Serenade for 2 Solo Trumpets, Piano and Strings, Op. 63 (1989)

Jouko Harjanne and Aki Välimäki (trumpets)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Avanti Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5, Cello Concerto, Shawdows, Aspects of the Funeral March of Hintriki Peltoniemi, Chamber Music I and Chamber Music III)
FINLANDIA 4509-99966-2 (2 CDs) (1996)

Kjell-Åke Pettersson and Per Falck (trumpets)/Okko Kamu/Malmo Symphony
( +Symphonies 2 and 6)
BIS CD-511 (1992)

soloists not identified/Jorma Panula/Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Finlandia, Valse Triste, Madetoja: Elegy for Strings, O. Merikanto: Romance, Valse Lente, Aaltolla: Wedding Waltz of Aksell and Elina, Rautavaara: Fiddlers, Kuula: Wedding March, Melartin: Festive March, Jarnefelt: Preludium, Berceuse, Klami: Sea Pictures - Nocturne and Kuusisto: Finnish Prayer)
NAXOS 8555773 (2001)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 29 "Symphonic Dialogue" for Solo Percussionist and Orchestra (1972)

Roger Carlsson (percussion)/Jun'ichi Hirokami/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Másson: Marimba Concerto and Nørgård: For a Change)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 19 (2001)

Rainer Kuisma (percussion)/Okka Kamu/Knorrkoping Symphony Orchestra
( + Kuisma: Concertpiece, MIlhaud: Saudades do Brasil, and B. NIlsson: Fragments)
CAPRICE CAP 1073 (LP) (1976)

Gert Mortensen (percussion)/Okko Kamu/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Sunrise Serenade)
BIS CD-511 (1992)

Martin Orraryd (percussion)/Ari Rasilainen/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4, Horn Concerto and Mauermusik)
CPO 999969-2 (2006)


SIEGFRIED SALOMON
(1885-1962, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied composition at the Leipzig Conservatory with Julius Klengel and also spent some time in Paris studying with Paul Le Flem. From 1903 he worked as an orchestral cellist and violist and appeared as a soloist in Copenhagen, Paris and Stockholm. He composed operas, orchestral works including 2 Symphonies, as well as chamber, instrumental and vocal music.

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 (1947)

Oleg Marshev (piano)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Malling: Piano Concerto and Schytte: Piano Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 597 (2005)

Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 26 (1916)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Alf Sjøen/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Børresen: Violin Concerto, Lange-Muller: Violin Concerto, Enna: Violin Concerto and Helsted: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 465-66 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)


Cello Concerto in D minor, Op 34 (1922)

Erling Blondal Bengtsson (cello)/Thomas Jensen/Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + N.V. Bentzon:: Cello Concerto and Barber: Cello Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 727 (2012)


ESA-PEKKA SALONEN
(b. 1958, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Jorma Panula for conducting, Einojuhani Rautavaara for composition and Holger Fransman for horn. As a conductor, he had a brilliant career both in Finland and internationally including more than 15 years as chief conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has composed orchestral, instrumental and vocal works.

Piano Concerto (2007)

Yefim Bronfman (piano)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestr
( + Helix and Dichotomie)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4778103 (2008)

Violin Concerto (2009)

Leila Josefowicz (violin)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Nyx)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4790628 (2012)

Alto Saxophone Concerto "...auf den ersten blick und ohne zu wisse" (1980)

Pekka Savijoki (alto saxophone)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Mimo II, Floof, YTA I, II and III)
FINLANDIA 4509-95607-2 (1994)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA FACD 394) (1991)


Mania for Cello and Orchestra (2000)

Anssi Karttunen (cello)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/London Sinfonietta
( + LA Variations, Images after Sappho, Giro and Gambit)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 89158 (2001)


Mimo II for Oboe and Orchestra (1992)

Bengt Rosengren (oboe)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schmidt: Oboe Concerto, Nordheim: Boomerang and Börtz: Oboe Concerto)
DAPHNE 1002 (1997)

Jorma Valjakka (oboe)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Alto Saxophone Concerto, Floof, YTA I, II and III)
FINLANDIA 4509-95607-2 (1994)



JAN SANDSTRÖM
(b. 1954, SWEDEN)

Born in Vilhelmina, Västerbotten County. He completed his music training at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm where he studied music theory and composition with Gunnar Bucht, Brian Ferneyhough and Pär Lindgren. He joined the faculty of the Piteå School of Music where he was appointed professor of composition. Hehas composed operas, orchestral, chamber and choral works.His many concertante works include: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 (1995) and 2 "Bona Spey" (2001), Flute Concerto (2008), Clarinet Concerto (2001), Trumpet Concertos Nos. 1 (1987) and 3 (2007), Concerto for Two Trombones "Ecos de Eternidad" (2009) and Tuba Concerto "The Lemon House" (2004).

Alto Saxophone Concerto "My Assam Dragon" (1994)

John-Edward Kelly (saxophone)/Leif Segerstam/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Trombone Concerto No. 1, Acintyas and Choral Pieces)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 87 (1998)

Trumpet Concerto No. 2 (1993-6)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Gilbert Varga/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Börtz: Trumpet Concerto No. 2 and Rabe: Sardine Sarcophagus)
BIS CD-1021 (2001)

Trombone Concerto No. 1 "Motorbike Concerto" (1986-89; revised in 2002 as "Motorbike Odyssey")

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Leif Segerstam/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + E. Bloch: Symphony for Trombone and Orchestra, Martin: Ballade, and Serocki: Trombone Concerto)
BIS CD-538 (1992)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Gilbert Varga/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Acintyas, My Assam Dragon and choral pieces)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 87 (1998)


Trombone Concerto No. 1
"A Short Ride on a Motorbike" (1990 shortened, resubtitled version of "Motorbike Concerto")

Christian Lindberg(trombone)/Osmo Vanska/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
( + Trombone Concerto No. 2, Emperor's Chant, and Wahlberg Variations)
BIS CD-828 (1997)


Trombone Concerto No. 2 "Don Quixote" (1994)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symfonieorkest
( + Trombone Concerto No. 1, Kejsarvisan and Wahlberg Variations)
BIS CD-828 (1997)


Variations for Trombone and Orchestra "Wahlberg Variations" (1990)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symfonieorkest
( + Trombone Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Kejsarvisan)
BIS CD-828 (1997)

Kejsarvisan (Emperor's Chant) for Trombone and Orchestra (1993)

Christian Lindberg (trombone)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symfonieorkest
( + Trombone Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 and Wahlberg Variations)
BIS CD-828 (1997)


SVEN-DAVID SANDSTRÖM
(b. 1942, SWEDEN)

Born in Motala, Östergötland County. He studied art history and musicology at Stockholm University and also studied composition with Ingvar Lidholm at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, where he also studied advanced musical techniques with György Ligeti and Per Norgard. He has taught at Stockholm's Royal College of Music and at Indiana University Bloomington's Jacobs School of Music. His large catalogue includes operas, ballets and film scores as well as orchestral, chamber, istrumental and choral works. Among his unrecorded concertante works are the following: Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (1985), Clarinet Concerto "A Desolate Wind - a Flighty Moment" (2005), Alto Saxophone Concerto (1987), Concerto for Alto Recorder, Harpsichord and Strings (1995), Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (1993-94) and Agitato for Piano and Orchestra (1978).

Piano Concerto (1990)

Bengt-Ake Lundin (piano)/Goran W.Nilson/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Hammerth: Piano Concerto)
CAPRICE CAP 21608 (1999)

Cello Concerto for (1988)

Torleif Thedéen (cello)/Leif Segerstam/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Guitar Concerto)
CAPRICE CAP 21418 (1994)

Flute Concerto (1980)

Tobias Carron (flute)/)/Leif Segerstam/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Guitar Concerto)
CAPRICE CAP 21418 (1994)

Guitar Concerto "Lonesome" (1982-3)

Magnus Andersson (guitar)/Leif Segerstam/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto and Flute Concerto)
CAPRICE CAP 21418 (1994)


Four Pieces for Soprano Saxophone and Band (2003)

Anders Paulsson (saxophone)/Johannes Gustavsson/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
( + Martinsson: Golden Harmony and )
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 188 (2012)



OLE SCHMIDT
(1928-2010, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. His musical career started out as a self-taught jazz pianist who earned his living by playing in restaurants. While continuing to play jazz, he entered the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen where he studied the piano and conducting as well as composition with a galaxy of teachers that included Vagn Holmboe, Finn Høffding, Jörgen Jersild, and Niels Viggo Bentzon. Afterwards, he studied conducting privately with Albert Wolff, Rafael Kubelik, and Sergiu Celibidache. He went on to become one of Denmark's leading conductors with appointments and guest conducting abroad as well. He composed ballets, incidental music and a substantial amount of music for orchestra and chamber groups. Among his unrecorded orchestral works are Piano Concertos Nos. 1 with Chamber Orchestra (1951) and 2 with String Orchestra (1954), Violin Concerto (1971), Cello Concerto (2005), Bassoon Concerto (2007) Accordion Concerto (1962) and Double Concerto for Oboe, Cello and Orchestra (2007).

Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra (1985)

Ulla Miilmann (flute)/Ole Schmidt/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto, Tuba Concerto and Suite for Flute, Harp, Percussion and Strings)
DACAPO 6.220515 (2006)

Susan Milan (flute)/Ole Schmidt/Royal Northern College of Music Chamber Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony, Tema-Variations 1 - 4 and Wind Quintet)
DACAPO 8.224035 (1996)

Oboe Concerto (1995)

Bengt Rosengren (oboe)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Börtz: Oboe Concerto, Salonen: Mimo II and Nordheim: Boomerang)
DAPHNE 1002 (1999)

Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra in F major, Op. 31 (1966)

Bjørn Fosdal (horn)/Ole Schmidt/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Tuba Concerto, Piece Concertante and Music for 5 Horns, Timpani and Percussion)
DANACORD DACOCD 513 (1999)
(original LP release: EDITION EILHELM HANSEN LPWH 111) (1981)

David M.A.P. Palmquist (horn)/Ole Schmidt/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Tuba Concerto and Suite for Flute, Harp, Percussion and Strings)
DACAPO 6.220515 (2006)

Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra, Op. 42 (1975)

Jens Bjorn Larsen (tuba)/Ole Schmidt/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Horn Concerto and Suite for Flute, Harp, Percussion and Strings)
DACAPO 6.220515 (2006)

Michael Lind (tuba)/Ole Schmidt/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto, Piece Concertante and Music for 5 Horns, Timpani and Percussion)
DANACORD DACOCD 513 (1999)
(original LP release: EDITION EILHELM HANSEN LPWH 111) (1981)


Concerto for Trumpet and Trombone, Strings, Percussion and Harp, Op. 19 "Pièce Concertante" (1957)

Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet)/Kasper Thaarup (trombone)/Giordano Ballincampi/Danish Radio Sinfonietta
( + Lorentzen: Circles, Nørgård: It's all his fancy that, Sørensen: The Bells of Vineta and Bruun: Twelve to Remember, Twelve to Come)
DACAPO 8.226517 (2005)

Knud Hovaldt (trumpet)/Carsten Svanberg (trombone)/Ole Schmidt/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Tuba Concerto, Horn Concerto and Music for 5 Horns, Timpani and Percussion)
DANACORD DACOCD 513 (1999)
(original LP release: EDITION EILHELM HANSEN LPWH 111) (1981)

Suite for Flute, String Orchestra, Harp and Percussion, Op. 21 (1960

Ulla Miilmann (flute)/Ole Schmidt/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto, Horn Concerto and Tuba Concerto)
DACAPO 6.220515 (2006)

Symphonic Fantasy and Allegro for Accordion and Orchestra, Op. 20 (1958)

Mogens Ellegaard (accordion)/Ole Schmidt/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Toccata No. 1 and Escape of the Meatball Over the Fence, N. V. Bentzon: In the Zoo, Nørgård:: Introduction and Toccata, Pade: Excursion with Detours)
POINT PCD 5073 (1987)

Bjarke Mogensen (accordion)/Rolf Gupta/Danish National Chamber Orchestra
( + A. Koppel: Concerto Piccolo and Allegro, Lohse: In Liquid and Nørgård: Recall)
DACAPO: 6.220592 (2012)


LUDWIG SCHYTTE
(1848-1909, DENMARK)

Born in Aarhus. He studied with Niels Gade and Edmund Neupert in Copenhagen and then travelled to Germany to study with Franz Liszt. He lived and taught in Vienna for two decades and spent the last two years of his life teaching in Berlin. He composed two operas and a Piano Sonata in B-flat among numerous other piano works

Piano Concerto for in C-sharp minor, Op. 28 (1884)

Oleg Marshev (piano)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Salomon: Piano Concerto and Malling: Piano Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 597 (2005)


LEIF SEGERSTAM
(b. 1944, FINLAND)

Born in Vaasa. He studied violin, piano and conducting as well as composition with Joonas Kokkonen, Nils-Eric Fougstedt and Einar Englund at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. His studies continued at the Juilliard School in New York with Jean Morel for conducting, Louis Persinger for violin and Vincent Persichetti and Hall Overton for composition. After further conducting training with Walter Susskind in Aspen, Colorado, his brilliant conducting career began, a career that included posts in Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Austria and his own country as chief conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, he is also a professor of conducting at the Sibelius Academy. He is easily one of the most prolific composers of modern times with a continually-growing catalogue that already includes 261 Symphonies, 13 Violin Concertos, 8 Cello Concertos, 4 Viola Concertos, 4 Piano Concertos 3 Horn Concertos, and many other concertante works. As these totals change quite regularly, his prodigious output can best be seen by going to the following link:

http://www.fimic.fi/fimic/fimic.nsf/WLWOR?readform&comp=Segerstam, Leif&cat=contemporary_-_classical

Piano Concerto No. 1 "Thoughts 1978" (1977)

Rainer Keuschnig (piano)/Leif Segerstam/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra (ORF)
( + Concerto-Fantasia and Orchestral Diary Sheet No. 34)
KONTRAPUNKT 32184 (1994)
(original LP release: AUSTRO MECHANA 0120 539) (c. 1983)

Piano Concerto No. 3 "So it feels..." (1985)

Rainer Keuschnig (piano)/Leif Segerstam/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 13 and Moments of Peace III)
BIS CD-484 (1994)

Violin Concerto No. 1 "Serioso" (1967)

Hannele Segerstam (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra (ORF)
( + Divertimento for Strings, Patria, Pandora: Sketches an 3 Moments of Parting)
BIS CD-84 (1994)
(original LP release: BIS LP-84) (1978)

Concertino-Fantasia for Violin, Piano and Orchestra (1977)

Hannele Segerstam (violin)/Rainer Keuschnig (piano)/Leif Segerstam/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra (ORF)
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Orchestral Diary Sheet No. 34)
KONTRAPUNKT 32184 (1994)
(original LP release: AUSTRO MECHANA 0120 279) (c. 1983)

Trumpet Concerto No. 2 "So it feels..." (1985-90)

Jouko Harjanne (trumpet)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Wessman: Trumpet Concerto, Linkola: Trumpet Concerto and Hauta-Aho: Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra)
FINLANDIA FACD 388 (1991)


Orchestral Diary Sheet No. 11e (Organ Concerto) (1981)

Martin Haselbock (organ)/Leif Segerstam/AustrianRadio Symphony Orchestra (ORF)
( + Orchestral Diary Sheet No. 25 and 7 Red Moments)
AUSTRO MECHANA 120 589 (c. 1983)

Divertimento for Strings (1963)

Heikki Louhivuori (violin)/Esa Kamu (viola)/Jorma Rahkonen (violin)/Veikko Höylä (cello)/Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1, Patria, Pandora: Sketches an 3 Moments of Parting)
BIS CD-84 (1994)
(original LP release: BIS LP-19) (1975)


"Plays," for 2 Cellos, Percussion, and Small Orchestra (1978)

Leonard Wallisch and Alexandra Bachtiar (cellos)/Leif Segerstam/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra (ORF)
( + Concertino-Fantasia and Nocturne)
AUSTRO MECHANA 0120 279 (LP) (c. 1983)


Poem for Violin and Orchestra "A Last Melodioso" (1976, rev. 1985)

Hannele Segerstam (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Nordgren: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Bergman: Violin Concerto)
BIS CD-326 (1994)


Seven Red Moments, for Trumpet in C and Orchestra (1965-8)

Hans Gansch (trumpet)/Leif Segerstam/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra (ORF)
( + Orchestral Diary Sheets Nos. 11e and 25)
AUSTRO MECHANA 120 589 (c. 1983)


" Thoughts 1990," for Soloistic String Quartet and Orchestra (1990)

Kontra Quartet/Leif Segerstam/Danish national Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Monumental Thoughts and Thoughts 1989)
BIS CD-583 (1992)



HILDA SEHESTED
(1858–1936, DENMARK)

Born in Bronholm, Funen. She studied music with C.F.E. Hornemann in Copenhagen and later with Louise Aglaé Massart in Paris. She also studied organ with Ludvig Birkedal-Barfod and composition with Orla Rosenhoff, and began composing at the age of 30. She composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works and songs.

Suite for Cornet and String Orchestra in B-flat major (1905)

Ketil Christensen (trumpet)/Henrik Vagn Christensen/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Thybo: Concerto for Trumpet, Trombone and String Orchestra, Jorgensen: Suite for Trombone and Orchestra and T. Hansen: Sonata for Cornet and Piano)
RONDO GRAMMOFON 8359 (2005)


ANATOLIJUS ŠENDEROVAS
(b. 1945, LITHUANIA)

Born in Vilnius. He studied composition with Eduardas Balsys at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and simultaneously pursued composition studies with Orest Evlakhov at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. He has composed ballets as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works, including a Concerto for Cello and String Orchesra (1976) and Concerto for Violin, Percussion, Piano and String Orchestra (2002),

Concerto in Do for Cello and Orchestra (2002)

David Geringas (cello)/Robertas Šervenikas/Lithuanian Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
( + Sonata for Cello and Percussion, Four Pieces for Cello and Piano, Due Canti and Songs of Sulamite)
DREYER GAIDO 21014 (2002)


JEAN SIBELIUS
(1865-1957, FINLAND)

Born in Hämeenlinna, Häme Province. . Slated for a career in law, he left the University of Helsingfors (now Helsinki) to study music at the Helsingfors Conservatory (now the Sibelius Academy). His teachers were Martin Wegelius for composition and Mitrofan Vasiliev and Hermann Csilag. Sibelius continued his education in Berlin studying counterpoint and fugue with Albert Becker and in Vienna for composition and orchestration with Robert Fuchs and Karl Goldmark. He initially aimed at being a violin virtuoso but composition soon displaced that earlier ambition and he went on to take his place as one of the world's greatest composer who not only had fame in his own time but whose music lives on without any abatement. He composed a vast amount of music in various genres from opera to keyboard pieces, but his orchestral music, especially his Symphonies, Violin Concerto, Tone Poems and Suites, have made his name synonymous with Finnish music. Much speculation and literature revolves around Sibelius so-called "Symphony No. 8." Whether he actually wrote it and destroyed it or never wrote it all seems less important than the fact that no such work now exists.

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 (1903-4, rev. 1905)


Salvatore Accardo (violin)/Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvorák: Violin Concerto)
PHILIPS ELOQUENCE 468144-2 (2000)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 9500 675) (1979)

Salvatore Accardo (violin)/Mario Rossi/Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della Radiotelevisione Italiana (rec. 1962)
I GRANDI CONCERTI GCL-44 (LP) (1970s)

Karin Adam (violin)/Antoni Wit/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Brahms: Violin Concerto)
CAMERATA RECORDS CM 219 (1992)

Pierre Amoyal (violin)/Charles Dutoit/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
ERATO ECD 88109 (1986)
(original LP release: ERATO STU 71324) (1981)

Adele Anthony (violin)/Rico Saccani/Budapest Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 2)
BPO LIVE BPOL 1009 (2003)

Adele Anthony (violin)/Arvo Volmer/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Edwards: Violin Concerto)
CANARY CLASSICS 9 (2011)
( + Symphony No. 3)
ABC CLASSICS 476 3947 (2011)

Michael Antonello (violin)/Philip Greenberg/Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
( + Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 and Chausson: Poème)
MJA PRODUCTIONS 40599 (2011)

Galina Barinova (violin)/Alexander Orlov/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec.1947)
( + Tchaikovsky: Concert Fantasy)
MULTISONIC 310238 (1994)
(original LP release: MELODIYA M10 46539 006) (1985)

Lisa Batiashvili (violin)/Sakari Oramo/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + M. Lindberg: Violin Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 712936-2 (2007)

Boris Belkin (violin)/Vladimir Ashkenazy/Philharmonia Orchchestra
( + 2 Serenades, 2 Serious Melodies and Rakastava)
DECCA ELOQUECE 466905-2 (2000)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6953/LONDON CS 7181) (1980)

Boris Belkin (violin)/Jun-Ichi Hirokami/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1)
DENON CO-78951 (1995)

Joshua Bell (violin)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Goldmark: Violin Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 65949-2 (2000)

Christophe Boulier (violin)/Varujan Kojian/Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3)
REM 317087 (1990)

Alan Brind (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Chausson: Poème)
CHANDOS CHAN 6514 (1990)

Vadim Brodsky (violin)/Jerzy Salwarowski/Polish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
RESONANCE 305623 (2003)
(original LP release: ASV DCA 564/MUSIC MASTERS MMD 20084) (1984)

Guila Bustabo (violin)/Fritz Kaun/Berlin State Orchestra (rec. 1940)
(included in collection: "The Bustabo Legaacy")
T.L. CLEAR TLC-2579 (2 LPs) (1973)
( + Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1)
ROCOCO RR 2031 (LP) (1960s)

Sarah Chang (violin)/Mariss Jansons/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS 556418-2 (1998)

Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)/André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
DECCA THE ORIGINALS 4757734 (2007)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6493/LONDON CS 6710) (1970)

Ivan Czerkov (violin)/Leo Albert/South German Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4, Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, J. S.Bach: Violin Concerto in E and Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1)
TELDEC 2447662 XC (4 CDs) (1989)

Jan Damen (violin)/Eduard Van Beinum/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Lemminkäinen Suite, En Saga, Finlandia, Valse Triste and Tapiola)
DECCA ELOQUECE 4429487 (2007)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT 2813/LONDON LL 777) (1953)

Jan Damen (violin)/Pierre Monteux/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1950)
(included in collection: "Pierre Monteux and the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam")
TAHRA TAH 175-178 (4 CDs) (2001)
( + Brahms: Violin Concerto, R. Stauss: Ein Heldenleben and Chausson: Symphony in B flat)
ARIOSO 9 (2 CDs) (2003)
( + Elgar: Enigma Variations and Weber: Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra)
AUDIOPHILE CLASSICS 560 (2002)

Angèle Dubeau (violin)/Ivan Marinov/Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Glazunov: Violin Concerto)
ANALEKTA AN 23045 (1995)

Arnold Eidus (violin)/Frederick Hummel/Vienna Orchestral Society
( + Brahms: Violin Sonata in A)
STRADIVARI STR-611 (LP) (1952)

Pavel Eret (violin)Leoš Svarovsky/Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Janda: Cornucopia and Third Confession)
ARCO DIVA UP 0047 2031 (2001)

Christian Ferras (violin)/Christian Ferras (violin)/Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tapiola and Finlandia)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON GALLERIA 419871-2 (1988)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 139861) (1965)

Patrice Fontanarosa (violin)/Yoav Talmi/Orchestre National de France
( + Karelia Suite)
PETERS INTERNATIOAL PLE-074 (LP) (1976)

Zino Francescatti (violin)/Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2, Karelia Suite, Finlandia, Valse Triste and The Swan of Tuonela)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS 63260 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6731/CBS SBRG 72351) (1965)

Vilde Frang (violin)/Thomas Sondergård/West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cologne
( + 2 Humoresques and Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1)
EMI CLASSICS 684413-2 (2010)

Miriam Fried (violin)/René Defossez/Grand Orchestre Symphonique de la R.T.B.-B.R.T.
( + Chausson: Poème)
HELIODOR 2548 264 (1971)

Miriam Fried (violin)/Okko Kamu/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89, 2 Serenades and Suite for Violin and Strings)
APEX 740606-2 (2001)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA 0630-12999-2) (1996)

Bronislaw Gimpel (violin)/Hokan von Eichwald/Stuttgart Pro Musica Orchestra
( + Glazunov: Violin Concerto)
OPERA PANTHEON 1046 (LP) (1958)

Bronislaw Gimpel (violin)/Eugen Jochum/Berlin Philharmonic (rec.1956)
( + Brahms: Violin Concerto)
TAHRA 692 (2010)

Bronislaw Gimpel (violin)/Fritz Lehmann/Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra (rec. c. 1955)
(included in collection: "Bronislaw Gimpel - Violin Concertos and Sonatas")
AUDITE AUDITE21418 (3 CDs) (2012)

Ivry Gitlis (violin)/Antonio de Almeida/Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto)
DORON MUSIC 4013 (2012)

Ivry Gitlis (violin)/Jascha Horenstein/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Mendelsssohn: Violin Concerto, Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Sonata for Violin Solo)
VOX BOX LEGENDS CDX2 5505 (2 CDs) (1992)
(original LP release: VOX PL-9660) (1955)

Stephanie Gonley (violin)/Adrian Leaper/Grand Canary Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
ARTE NOVA 516290 (2006)

Ilya Gringolts (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 89 and Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 474814 (2004)

Ilya Grubert (violin)/ Igor Golovschin/USSR State Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Violin Concertos")
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94096 (10 CDs) (2010)
(original CD release: RUSSIAN DISC RDCD 10012) (1995)

Augustin Hadelich (violin)/Hannu Lintu/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 3 Humoresques and Adès: Violin Concerto)
AVIE AV 2276 (2014)

Ida Haendel (violin)/Karel Ančerl/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1957)
( + Beethoven: Violin Concerto)
SUPRAPHON SU 4024-2 (2010)

Ida Haendel (violin)/Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + 2 Serenades and Humoresque No. 5)
HMV ASD 3199 (LP) (1976)
( + Walton: Violin Concerto)
ANGEL AE-34501 (LP) (1986)

Ida Haendel (violin)/Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1993)
( + Elgar: Violin Concerto)
TESTAMENT SBT 1444 (2009)

Hilary Hahn (violin)/Esa Pekka Salonen/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schoenberg: Violin Concerto)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4777346 (2008)

Jascha Heifetz (violin)/Sir Thomas Beecham/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1935)
( + Glazunov: Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY 61591-2 (2006)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LCT-1113) (1955)
(from VICTOR 78s)

Jascha Heifetz (violin)/Walter Hendl/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Glazunov: Violin Concerto and Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2)
RCA VICTOR LIVING STEREO 66372 (2005)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LSC-2435/RCA SB 2101) (1960)

Jascha Heifetz (violin)/Dimitri Mitropoulos/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1951)
( + Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Brahms: Violin, Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Korngold: Violin Concert)
MUSIC & ARTS CD 1101 (2 CDs) (2001)

Philippe Hirschhorn (violin)/Uri Segal/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1974)
(included in collection: " Legendary Treasures - Philippe Hirschhorn - Violin Concertos")
DOREMI DHR-7906-8 (3 CDs) (2007)

Yuzuko Horigome (violin)/Iván Fischer/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1988)
( + Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto)
CBS/SONY (Japan) 30DC 5111

Yuzuko Horigome (violin)/Georges-Elie Octors/Belgian National Orchestra
( + Van Rossum: Violin Concerto)
POLYGRAM 1980 002 (LP) (1980)

Václav Hudecek (violin)/Jiri Belohlávek/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
SUPRAPHON SU 3606-2 (2002)
(original LP release: PANTON 11 0544) (1976)

Anja Ignatius (violin)/Armas Järnefelt/Berlin State Opera Orchestra (rec. 1934)
( + Symphony No. 6)
FINLANDIA FACD 810 (1991)
(original LP release:
(from POLYDOR 78s)

Liana Isakadze (violin)/Alexander Lazarev/USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
( + Schoenberg: Violin Concerto)
MELODIYA S 10 16011-12 (LP) (1981)

Shizuka Ishikawa (violin)/Jiri Belohlávek/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1)
SUPRAPHON 2 SUP 0002 (1988)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 1110 2289) (1979)

Dylana Jenson (violin)/Pavel Kogan/USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
( + Paganini: Caprices Nos. 21 and 24)
MELODIYA S10-11271-2 (LP) (1978)

Dylana Jenson (violin)/Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso)
RCA VICTROLA 7730-2 (1990)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL ATC1-3972/RCA RED SEAL RL13972) (1981)

Leila Josefowicz (violin)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
PHILIPS 446131-2 (1995)

Jakub Junek (violin)/Jan Chalupecký/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvořák: Violin Concerto)
OUT OFTHE FRAME OUT 026 (2009)

Adrian Justus (violin)/Enrique Bátiz/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Pelleas et Melisande: Suite and Valse Romantique)
CARLTON CLASSICS 30367 00122 (1995)

Oleg Kagan (violin)/Tauno Hannikainen/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (REC. 1965)
( + Berg: Violin Concerto)
LIVE CLASSICS LCL 143 (1994)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Adrian Leaper/Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
( + Halvorsen: Norwegian Dances, Air Norvegien, Sinding: Legende and Svendsen: Romance)
NAXOS 8.550329 (1994)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Georges-Elie Octors/Belgian National Orchestra
( + Fontyn: Violin Concerto)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530761 (LP) (1976)

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)/Osmo Vänskä/Lahti Symphony Orchestra
(original and final versions)
BIS CD-500 (1992)

Nigel Kennedy (violin)/Sir Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
EMI CLASSICS CDC 749717-2 (1988)

Sergey Khachatryan (violin)/Emmanuel Krivine/Sinfonia Varsovia
( + Khachaturian: Violin Concerto)
NAIVE V 4959 (2004)

László Kóté (violin)/Géza Oberfrank/Hungarian State Orchestra
( + Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso and Ravel: Tzigane)
HUNGAROTON SLPX-11366 (LP) (c. 1976)

Bohodar Kotorovich (violin)/Vladimir Kozhukhar/Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Romances Nos. 1 and 2)
MELODIYA D031413-4 (LP) (1971)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + 2 Serenades, Sinding: Violin Concerto No. 1 and Romance)
NAXOS 8.557266 (2004)

Gidon Kremer (violin)/Riccardo Muti/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Brahms: Violin Concerto)
OLYMPIA GREAT PERFORMERS MKM 084 (2005)
( + Symphony No. 2)
EMI SERAPHIM 73561-2 (1999)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 1435191/ANGEL DS-37957) (1983)

Gidon Kremer (violin)/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 1)
RCA VICTOR GOLD SEAL 60957 (1992)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10 13155-6/VANGUARD VSD 71255/EURODISC MELODIA SQ 25 099 MK) (1979)

Gidon Kremer (violin)/Yuri Temirkanov/USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Violin Concerto)
MELODIYA MELCD 100202-2 (2012)

Georg Kulenkampff (violin)/Wilhelm Furtwängler/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1943)
( + Beethoven: Violin Concerto)
ARCHIPEL ARPCD 0014 (2001)

Hu Kun (violin)/Yehudi Menuhin/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Khachaturian: Violin Concerto)
NIMBUS NI 5277 (1991)

Pekka Kuusisto (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
ONDINE ODE 1115-2 (2007)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 878-2) (1996)

Mischa Lefkowitz (violin)/David Amos/Polish Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw
( + Fauré: Violin Concerto and Dicedue: Violin Concerto)
CAMBRIA 1064 (1995)

Cho-Liang Lin (violin)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Nielsen: Violin Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL SKU 92613 (2001)
(original CD release: CBS MASTERWORKS MK 44548) (1988)

Tasmin Little (violin)/Vernon Handley/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Brahms: Violin Concerto, Pärt: Fratres, Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten, Summa, Spiegel im Spiegel, Festina Lente and Tabula Rasa)
EMI CLASSICS 0858622 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: EMI EMINENCE 7646592) (1992)

Tamás Magyar (violin)/Willem van Otterloo/Hague Residentie Orchestra
PHILIPS A00269L/EPIC LC 1384) (1955)

Silvia Marcovici (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Overture in A minor, In Memoriam and Menuetto)
BIS CD-372 (1994)

Ulrike-Anima Mathé (violin)/Georges-Elie Octors/Belgian National Orchestra
( + Walton: Violin Concerto and Laporte: Fantasia-Rondino con Tema Reale)
RENE GAILLY CD 87508 (1989)

Yehudi Menuhin (violin)/Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Nielsen: Violin Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS CDM 763987-2 (1991)
(original LP release: HMV ALP 1350/RCA VICTOR LM-1946) (1956)

Midori (violin)/Zubin Mehta/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bruch: Scottish Fantasy)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 58967 (1994)

Shlomo Mintz (violin)/James Levine/Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dvorák: Violin Concerto)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 419618-2 (1988)

Viktoria Mullova (violin)/Seiji Ozawa/Orchestra/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
PHILIPS 464741-2 (2001)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 416821-2 (1987)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)/James Levine/Dresden Staatskapelle
(included in collection: "Anne-Sophie Mutter ASM 35 : The Complete Musician")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 0289 477 9464 (40 CDs) (2012)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)/André Previn/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89 and 2 Serenades)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 447895-2 (1996)

Ginette Neveu (violin)/Walter Susskind/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1945)
( + Brahms: Violin Concerto)
EMI GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY 76831-2 (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ALP 1479/ANGEL 35129) (1955)

David Oistrakh (violin)/Sixten Ehrling/Stockholm Festival Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Violin Concerto)
TESTAMENT SBT 1032 (1994)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33C 1036/ANGEL 35315) (1955)

David Oistrakh (violin)/Nils-Erik Fougstedt/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1954)
( + Symphony No. 7 and Tapiola)
ONDINE ODE 809-2(1993)

David Oistrakh (violin)/Kiril Kondrashin/USSR Symphony Orchestra (possibly misattributed)
( + Machavariani: Violin Concerto)
COLOSSEUM CRLP 172 (LP) (1957)

David Oistrakh (violin)/Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL ORIGINALS 785816-2 (2011)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6196/PHILIPS SABL195) (1961)

David Oistrakh (violin)/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Humoresques, Op. 87 and Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
MELODIYA BMG 7432134178 (1999)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S 1077-8/HMV MELODIYA ASD 2407/MELODIYA ANGEL SR 40020 (1966-8)

Igor Oistrakh (violin)/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Glazunov: Violin Concerto and Schumann: Violin Concerto)
RUSSIAN REVELATION RV 10034 (1996)
(original LP release: MELODIYA D 033395-6) (1972)

Régis Pasquier (violin)/Pierre Bartholomée/Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège et de la Communauté Française
( + Lemminkäinen Suite)
VALOIS V 4746 (1995)

Itzhak Perlman (violin)/Erich Leinsdorf/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 59419 (2004)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LSC-2962/RCA VICTOR SB 6722) (1967

Itzhak Perlman (violin)/André Previn/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Korngold: Violin Concerto and Sinding: Suite for Violin and Orchestra)
EMI CLASSICS 62590-2 (2003)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3933/ANGEL S-37663) (1980)

Patrycja Piekutowska (violin)/Antoni Wit/Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2)
ACCORD ACD 089-2 (2000)

Jennifer Pike (violin)/Sir Andrew Davis/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Finlandia, Karelia Suite, The Swan of Tuonela, Valse Lyrique, Valse Triste and Andante Festivo)
CHANDOS CHSA 5134 (2014)

Julian Rachlin (violin)/Lorin Maazel/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Serenade No. 2 and En Saga)
NEWTON CLASSICS 8802196 (2013)
(included in collection: "Lorin Maazel Conducts Sibelius")
SONY CLASSICAL MASTERS 8869780833-2 (5 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: SONY CLASSICAL SK 53272 (1993)

Vadim Repin (violin)/Emmanuel Krivine/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
ERATO 749553-2 (1996)

Ruggiero Ricci (violin)/Øivin Fjeldstad/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Sérénade Mélancolique, Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher - Scherzo, Khachaturian: Violin Concerto, Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Carmen Fantasy, :
Saint-Saëns: Havanaise and Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4802083 (2 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 2077 /LONDON CS-6067) (1959)

Ruggiero Ricci (violin)/Matthias Kuntsch/Bochum Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Art Of Ruggiero Ricci")
VOX BOX CD5X 3611 (5 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: TURNABOUT QTV 34722) (1978)

Ruggiero Ricci (violin)/Jan Mikael/Helsinki Festival Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, Paganini: Nel cor più non mi sento and Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantelle)
ONE ELEVEN RECORDS URS-91070 (1991)

Aaron Rosand (violin)/Kees Bakels/Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Khachaturian Violin Concerto)
VOX VXP 7904 (2001)

Peter Rybar (violin)/Paul Burkhard/Zurich Beromünster Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Schumann: Violin Concerto)
DORON MUSIC DRC 4009 (1996)

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (violin)/Michael Tilson Thomas/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Chausson: Poème)
EMI CLASSICS 54855-2 (1993)

Eugene Sarbu (violin)/Ole Schmidt/Hallé Orchestra
( + En Saga, Karelia Suite and Finlandia)
CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 75566-2 (2002)
(original LP release: CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CFP 40360) (1981)

Marie Scheublé (violin)/Luca Pfaff/Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo
( + 2 Serious Melodies and Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of Saari)
ARION ARN 68330 (1997)

Zina Schiff (violin)/Avlana Eisenberg/MAV Symphony Orchestra
( + Barber: Violin Concerto and Ben-Haim: Three Songs Without Words)
MSR CLASSICS MS1459 (2013)

Katrin Scholz (violin)/Michael Sanderling/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Brahms: Violin Concerto)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0016102BC (2007)

Sergiu Schwartz (violin)/Paul Freeman/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Svendsen: Romance and Grieg: Violin and Piano Sonata No. 3)
VOX ALLEGRETTO ACD 8199 (1990)

Gil Shaham (violin)/Giuseppe Sinopoli/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 437540-2 (1993)

Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin)/Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + The Tempest: Prelude and Suites Nos. 1 and 2)
HÄNSSLER CLASSIC HAEN 98353 (1999)

Julian Sitkovetsky (violin)/Nikolai Anosov/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Khachaturian: Violin Concerto)
ARLECCHINO ARL110 (1995)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON LPM 418) (1953)

Vladimir Spivakov (violin)/Yuri Temirkanov/St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
RCA RED SEAL 09026-61701-2 (1996)

Tossy Spivakovsky (violin)/Tauno Hannikainen/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2 amd 5, Tapiola, Karelia Suite, Romance for Strings, The Swan of Tuonela and Lemminkäinen's Homeward Journey)
MAGDALEN :METCD8024 (2013)
( +Tapiola)
CLASSIC RECORDS 2030 (2010)
(original LP release: EVEREST SDBR 3045/WORLD RECORD CLUB ST 94) (1959)

Isaac Stern (violin)/Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1951)
(included in collection: "Isaac Stern Collection - The Early Concerto Recordings - Volume 1")
SONY CLASSICAL SM3K 45952 (3 CDs) (1991)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4550/COLUMBIA 33C1008) (1952)

Isaac Stern (violin)/Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 66829 (1996)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS M 30068/CBS 72885) (1970)

Akiko Suwanai (violin)/Sakaru Oramo/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Walton: Violin Concerto)
PHILIPS (Japan) 470622-2 (2003)

Joseph Swensen (violin)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/FinnishRadio Symphony Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89 and 2 Serenades)
RCA RED SEAL 9026-604442 (1992)

Henryk Szeryng (violin)/Sir John Barbirolli/Helsinki Chamber Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins and Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3)
INTAGLIO INCD 7201 (1992)

Henryk Szeryng (violin)/Ernest Bour/Orchestre de L'Association Artistique des Concerts Colonne
( + Ponce: Violin Concerto)
ODEON ODX 159 (LP) (1957)

Henryk Szeryng (violin)/Gennady Rozhdestvensky/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Berg: Violin Concerto, Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2, Khachaturian: Violin Concerto, Stravinsky: Violin Concerto and Ravel: Tzigane)
PHILIPS 462856-2 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: PHILIPS SAL 3571/MERCURY SR 90451-3 {3 LPs}) (1965)

Gerhard Taschner (violin)/Herbert Sandberg/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + Khachaturian: Violin Concerto and Bizet/Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy)
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) 642 1508-2 (2008)
( + Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, Chubert: Sonatina for Piano and Violin and Paganini: Caprice No. 24)
ARCHIPEL ARPCD 0232 (2007)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Paavo Berglund/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Valen: Violin Concerto and Stenhammar: 2 Sentimental Romances)
SIMAX PSCD 1173 (1999)

Emil Telmányi (violin)/Thomas Jensen/Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Lemminkäinen Suite, Grieg: Symphonic Dances, Norwegian Dances and Sæverud: Peer Gynt)
DANACORD DACOCD 697-8 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original LP release: MERCURY MG 10131/TONO LPX 35002) (1952)

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)/Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89, 2 Serenades, 2 Serious Melodies and Suite for Violin and Strings)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 5455342 (2002)

Yayoi Toda (violin)/Ronald Zollman/Belgian National Orchestra
(included in collection: "Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium - Violin 1993")
RENE GAILLY CD 90006 (3 CDs) (1993)

Viktor Tretyakov (violin)/Alexander Dmitriev/USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA S10 6693-4 (LP) (1976)

Viktor Tretyakov (violin)/Vladimir Fedoseyev/Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio (rec. 1998)
( + En Saga and Karelia Overture)
RELIEF CR 991052 (1999)

Takaya Urakawa (violin)/Shunji Aratani/Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Higo: Violin Concerto)
FONTEC RFO-1039 (LP) (1978)

Masuko Ushioda (violin)/Seiji Ozawa/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1)
EMI (Japan) CENTO CLASSICS CAPO-2009 (2004)
(original LP release: HMV CONCERT CLASSICS SXLP 30137) (1972)

Mikhail Vaiman (violin)/Arvid Jansons/Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5)
MELODIYA MEL CD 10 00951 (2005)
(original LP release:MELODIYA SM 2201-2) (1970)

Maxim Vengerov (violin)/Daniel Barenboim/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Nielsen: Violin Concerto)
APEX 2564673005 (2011)
(original CD release: TELDEC CD 0630-13161-2) (1996)

Emmy Verhey (violin)/Hans Vonk/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 4)
EMI (Netherlands) CL 50009 (1987)

Antje Weithaas (violin)/Yuri Temirkanov/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + J.S, Bach: Sonata No. 2 for Solo Violin)
ARS MUSICI AM 1082-2 (1993)

Rudolf Werthen (violin)/René Defossez/Belgian National Orchestra
( + Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 and Ysaye: Extase)
BB RECORDS 0100 105-8 (2 LPs) (1971)

Camilla Wicks (violin)/Sixten Ehrling/Stockholm Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Valen: Violin Concerto, Bloch: Baal She, Kabalevsky: Improvisato for Violin and Piano, Shostakovich: Age of Gold, - Polka, 4 Preludes, Prokofie: Love for Three Oranges - March,
Sarasate: Spanish Dances No. 1, Stravinsky: Pastorale, Aguirre: Huella, Do Vale: Prelude No. 15 and Benjamin: From San Domingo)
BIDDULPH 80218-2 (2006)
(original LP release: CAPITOL {UK}7026/CAPITOL P-8175) (1952)

Yuval Yaron (violin)/Hubert Soudant/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
PRT CD CN-14 (1985)

Yuval Yaron (violin)/Klaus Tennstedt/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 32)
PROFIL PH 05004 (2003)

Soyoung Yoon (violin)/Piotr Borkowski/Gorzow Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
DUX DUX0336 (2012)

Valdis Zarins (violin)/Vassily Sinaisky/Latvian National (Television and Radio) Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1991)
( + Sallinen: Violin Concerto and Ivanovs: Violin Concerto)
CAMPION CAMEO CD 2004 (1997)

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)/Kurt Masur/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Finlandia, The Swan of Tuonela and Karelia Overture.
APEX 2564659356 (2012)
(original LP release: TELDEC 6.43241 AZ/ETERNA 725151) (1987)

Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)/John Storgårds/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Bard and Wood Nymph)
ONDINE ODE 1147-2 (2010)

Nikolaj Znaider (violin)/Marc Soustrot/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders
( + Chausson: Poème, Wieniawki: Polonaise No. 1, Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata No. 2and Debussy: Violin and Piano Sonata)
CYPRES CYP 9608 (1999)

Pinchas Zukerman (violin)/Daniel Barenboim/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Violin Concerto)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON ELOQUENCE 457294-2 (2002)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530552) (1975)

Pinchas Zukerman (violin)/Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1973)
( + Symphony No. 2)
LIVING STAGE LS 1010 (2003)


2 Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 87 (1917)

Salvatore Accardo (violin)/Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Humoresques, Op. 89)
PHILIPS 9500675 (LP) (1979)

Pierre Amoyal (violin)/Charles Dutoit/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Humoresques, Op. 89)
ERATO STU 71324) (LP) (1981)

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Vernon Handley/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 89, 2 Serenades and 2 Serious Melodies)
KOCH SCHWANN 311003 (1988)
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 1604) (1980)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 89, 2 Serenades, 2 Serious Melodies, Overture in E and Ballet Scene)
BIS CD-472 (1992)

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)/Juhani Lamminmäki/Tapiola Sinfonietta (City of Espoo Chamber Orchestra)
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 89, 2 Serenades and Suite for Violin and Strings)
APEX 740606-2 (2001)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA FACD 381) (1990)

Pekka Kuusisto (violin and conductor)/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Humoresques, Op. 89, 2 Serenades, Suite for Violin and Strings and Swanwhite)
ONDINE ODE 1074-2 (2006)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)/André Previn/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 89 and 2 Serenades)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 447895-2 (1996)

David Oistrakh (violin)/Gennady Rozhdestvensky/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto)
MELODIYA BMG 7432134178 (1999)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S 01077-8 /HMV MELODIYA ASD 2407//MELODIYA ANGEL SR-40020) (1965)

Aaron Rosand (violin)/Sverre Brulund/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
(included in collection: "Aaron Rosand in Norway")
VAI VAIA 1240 (2 CDs) (2005)

Aaron Rosand (violin)/Tibor Szöke/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden
( + Humoresques, Op. 89, Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen and Tchaikovsky: Sérénade Mélancoloique, Berlioz: Reverie et Caprice, Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3, Havanaise, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Chausson: Poeme, Ravel: Tzigane and Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole)
VOX BOX CDX 5116 (2 CDs) (1995)
(original LP release: VOX STPL 511.600) (1959)

Joseph Swensen (violin)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques Op. 89 and 2 Serenades)
RCA RED SEAL 9026-604442 (1992)

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)/Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 89, 2 Serenades, 2 Serious Melodies and Suite for Violin and Strings)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 5455342 (2002)

Cecilia Zilliacus (violin)/Hannu Koivula/Västeras Sinfonietta
( + Stenhammar: 2 Sentimental Romances, Svendsen: Romance, Nielsen: Romance and Nelson: Dances and Air)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 093 (2005)


4 Humoresques for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 89 (1917-8)

Salvatore Accardo (violin)/Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Humoresques, Op. 87)
PHILIPS 9500675 (LP) (1979)

Pierre Amoyal (violin)/Charles Dutoit/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Humoresques, Op. 89)
ERATO STU 71324) (LP) (1981)

Ilya Gringolts (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 474814 (2004)

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Vernon Handley/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 87, 2 Serenades and 2 Serious Melodies)
KOCH SCHWANN 311003 (1988)
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 1604) (1980)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 87, 2 Serenades, 2 Serious Melodies, Overture in E and Ballet Scene)
BIS CD-472 (1992)

Leonidas Kavakos (violin)/Juhani Lamminmäki/Tapiola Sinfonietta (City of Espoo Chamber Orchestra)
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 87, 2 Serenades and Suite for Violin and Strings)
APEX 740606-2 (2001)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA FACD 381) (1990)

Pekka Kuusisto (violin and conductor)/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Humoresques, Op. 87, 2 Serenades, Suite for Violin and Strings and Swanwhite)
ONDINE ODE 1074-2 (2006)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)/André Previn/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 87 and 2 Serenades)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 447895-2 (1996)

Aaron Rosand (violin)/Tibor Szöke/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden
( + Humoresques, Op. 87, Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen and Tchaikovsky: Sérénade Mélancoloique, Berlioz: Reverie et Caprice, Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3, Havanaise, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Chausson: Poeme, Ravel: Tzigane and Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole)
VOX BOX CDX 5116 (2 CDs) (1995)
(original LP release: VOX STPL 511.600) (1959)

Joseph Swensen (violin)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/FinnishRadio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques Op. 87 and 2 Serenades)
RCA RED SEAL 9026-604442 (1992)

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)/Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 87, 2 Serenades, 2 Serious Melodies and Suite for Violin and Strings)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 5455342 (2002)

2 Serenades for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 69 (1912-3)

Boris Belkin (violin)/Vladimir Ashkenazy/Philharmonia Orchchestra
( + Violin Concerto, 2 Serious Melodies and Rakastava)
DECCA ELOQUECE 466905-2 (2000)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6953/LONDON CS 7181) (1980)

Igor Bezrodny (violin)/Kiril Kondrashin/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Chausson: Poème)
MELODIYA D 2161-2 (LP) (1954)

Ida Haendel (violin)/Paavo Berglund/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Kullervo Symphony, Tapiola, Finlandia, Oceanides, Karelia Suite and Scènes Historiques No. 1: Scena)
EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 217674-2 (2 CDs)(2008)
(original LP release: HMV SQ ASD319 9) (1978)

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Vernon Handley/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89 and 2 Serious Melodies)
KOCH SCHWANN 311003 (1988)
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 1604) (1980)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89, 2 Serious Melodies, Overture in E and Ballet Scene)
BIS CD-472 (1992)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Sinding: Violin Concerto and Romance)
NAXOS 8.557266 (2004)

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin)/Atso Almila/Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89 and Suite for Violin and Strings)
APEX 740606-2 (2001)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA 3984-23391-2) (1999)

Pekka Kuusisto (violin and conductor)/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89, Suite for Violin and Strings and Swanwhite)
ONDINE ODE 1074-2 (2006)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)/André Previn/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 447895-2 (1996)

Julian Rachlin (violin)/Lorin Maazel/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and En Saga)
SONY CLASSICAL SK 53272 (1993)

Joseph Swensen (violin)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/FinnishRadio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques Op. 87 and 89)
RCA RED SEAL 9026-604442 (1992)

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)/Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89, 2 Serious Melodies and Suite for Violin and Strings)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 5455342 (2002)

Suite for Violin and String Orchestra, Op. 117 (1929)

Pekka Kauppinen (violin)/Tapio Tuomela/Folkwang Chamber Orchestra, Essen
( + Suite Mignonne, Suite Caractéristique and Suite Champêtre)
KOCH SCHWANN 3-1786-2 (1995)

Pekka Kuusisto (violin and conductor)/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89, 2 Serenades and Swanwhite)
ONDINE ODE 1074-2 (2006)

Ara Malikian (violin)/Non Profit Music Chamber Orchestra.
( + Palladio/Jenkins: Concerto Grosso, Pelecis: Meeting with a Friend, Mozetich:
Fantasia sul Linguaggio Perduto and Grundman: Concierto Sentido)
WARNER MUSIC (Spain) SRCD08-043 (2007)

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)/Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89, 2 Serenades and 2 Serious Melodies)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 5455342 (2002)

Jari Valo (violin)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89 and 2 Serenades)
APEX 740606-2 (2001)
(original LP release: FINLANDIA 4509-98995-2) (1996)

2 Serious Melodies (Laetare anima mea and Ab imo pectore) for Violin or Cello and Orchestra, Op. 77 (1914-5)

Boris Belkin (violin)/Vladimir Ashkenazy/Philharmonia Orchchestra
( + Violin Concerto, 2 Serenades and Rakastava)
DECCA ELOQUECE 466905-2 (2000)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6953/LONDON CS 7181) (1980)

Ralph Holmes (violin)/Vernon Handley/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89 and 2 Serenades)
KOCH SCHWANN 311003 (1988)
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 1604) (1980)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89, 2 Serenades, Overture in E and Ballet Scene)
BIS CD-472 (1992)

Arto Noras (cello)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations, Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto no. 1 and Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1)
FINLANDIA 4509-95872-2 (1992)

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)/Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Humoresques, Op. 87 and 89, 2 Serenades and Suite for Violin and Strings)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 5455342 (2002)


THORKELL SIGURBJÖRNSSON
(b. 1938, ICELAND)

Born in Reykjavik. He first studied at the Reykjavik College of Music. He then studied composition with R.G. Harris at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota as well as electronic music with Lejaren Hiller and composition with Kenneth Gaburo at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and also attended advanced music lectures in Nice, France and Darmstedt, West Germany. On his return to Iceland, he founded the contemporary music group Musica Nova and then taught at the Reykjavik College of Music and worked at Icelandic State Radio. He has written orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Remaining unrecorded is his Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra (1984).

Violin Concerto "Fylgjur" (1981)

Hannele Segerstam (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Ulisse Ritorna and Bükolla)
MELED 1993 (1993)


Cello Concerto "Ulisse Ritorna" (1981)

Hafliði Hallgrímsson (cello)/Guðmundur Emilsson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Bükolla and Fylgjur)
MELED 1993 (1993)


Double Bass Concerto "Nidar" (1974)

Arni Egilsson (double bass)/Vladimir Ashkenazy/Iceland State Symphony Orchestra
( + Egilsson: Quest, Steeped-in-Pathos and Whittenberg: Electronic Study II / C)
ARNAEUS MUSIC AE214CD (1988)

Clarinet Concerto "Bükolla" (1974)

Einar Jóhannesson (clarinet)/Petri Sakari/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Ulisse Ritorna and Fylgjur)
MELED 1993 (1993)

Columbine for Flute and String Orchestra (1982)

Berglind Maria Tomasdottir (flute)/Vladimir Ashkenazy/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Diaphony, Fragments of Moss, Gaits, Glacier Nocturne, and Mist)
EXTON OVCD-00130 (2003)

Manuela Wiesler (flute)/Tamás Vetö/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Liongate, Eurydice and Calaïs)
BIS CD-709 (1995)

Eurydice for Flute and Orchestra (1978)

Manuela Wiesler (flute)/Tamás Vetö/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Liongate, Columbine and Calaïs)
BIS CD-709 (1995)

Liongate for Flute, String Orchestra and Percussion (1982)

Manuela Wiesler (flute)/Tamás Vetö/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra
( + Columbine, Eurydice and Calaïs)
BIS CD-709 (1995)


JOSEF OTTO AF SILLÉN
(1859-1951, SWEDEN)

Born in Stora Frösunda, near Stockholm. While serving as a military officer, he received lessons in musical theory and composition from the violinist Lars Johan Zetterqvist. He then had further studies with Wilhelm Heintze, Johan Lindegren, Andreas Hallen and Ernst Ellberg. Music would not be his vocation as he spent his working life in the insurance industry. However, he composed a considerable amount of music much of which went unperformed.

Violin Concerto in E minor (1921)

Christian Bergqvist (violin)/Göran W. Nilson/Gävle Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
STERLING CDS-1044-2 (2002)


RUDOLPH SIMONSEN
(1899-1947, DENMARK)

Born in Copenhagen. He studied piano with Agnes Adler and theory with Otto Malling at Copenhagen's Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. His piano training was completed in Munich under Teresa Carreño and Andrew Rachlew and he then began teaching at his alma mater where he eventually succeeded Carl Nielsen as its director. He composed a fairly small amount of music and was better known for his writings on philosophy and musical culture. He also composed 4 Symphonies.

Piano Concerto in F minor (1915)

Oleg Marshev (piano)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Bendix: Piano Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 641 (2006)


CHRISTIAN SINDING
(1856-1941, NORWAY)

Born in Kongsberg, Buskerud County. He studied music first in Christiania (now Oslo) with L. Lindeman before going to Germany, where he studied at the Leipzig Conservatory under Salomon Jadassohn and Carl Reinecke. He lived in Germany for much of his life but continued to receive regular grants from the Norwegian government. He briefly went to the United States to teach composition at the Eastman School of Music. His name has been primarily kept alive because of his piano piece "Rustle of Spring" but he was a prolific composer in various genres including opera whose orchestral catalogue also includes 4 Symphonies.

Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 6 (1887-90, rev. 1901)

Roland Keller (piano)/Jörg Faerber/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Balakirev: Piano Concerto No. 2, Medtner: Piano Concerto No. 3, Goetz: Piano Concerto and Liapunov: Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes)
VOX BOX 2CDX 5068 (2 CDs) (1982)
(original LP release: CANDIDE QCE 31110) (1979)

Eva Knardahl (piano)/Øivin Fjeldstad/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
NORSK KULTURÅDS NKF 50016 (1995)
(original LP release

Piers Lane (piano)/Andrew Litton/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Alnæs: Piano Concerto)
HYPERION CDA 67555 (2007)

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A major, Op. 45 (1898)

Hugh Bean (violin)/Graham Nash/Beckenham Orchestra
( + Godard: Violin Concerto No. 1)
RARE RECORDED EDITIONS SRRE 135 (LP) (1969)

Andrej Bielow (violin)/Frank Beermann/North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, Suite, Legende, Romance and Abendstimmung)
CPO 777114-2 (2 CDs) (2011)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Romance, Sibelius: Violin Concerto and 2 Serenades)
NAXOS 8.557266 (2004)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Okko Kamu/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Suite and Legende)
NORSK KULTURRÅDS NKF 30020 (LP) (1977)

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, Op. 60 (1900)

Andrej Bielow (violin)/Frank Beermann/North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 3, Suite, Legende, Romance and Abendstimmung)
CPO 777114-2 (2 CDs) (2011)

Violin Concerto No. 3 in A minor, Op. 119 (1917)

Andrej Bielow (violin)/Frank Beermann/North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Suite, Legende, Romance and Abendstimmung)
CPO 777114-2 (2 CDs) (2011)

Legende for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 46 (1900)

Andrej Bielow (violin)/Frank Beermann/North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Suite, Romance and Abendstimmung)
CPO 777114-2 (2 CDs) (2011)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Adrian Leaper/Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Halvorsen: Norwegian Dances, Air Norvegien and Svendsen: Romance)
NAXOS 8.550329 (1994)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Okko Kamu/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1 and Suite)
NORSK KULTURRÅDS NKF 30020 (LP) (1977)

Romance for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 100 (1910)

Andrej Bielow (violin)/Frank Beermann/North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Suite, Legende and Abendstimmung)
CPO 777114-2 (2 CDs) (2011)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1, Sibelius: Violin Concerto and 2 Serenades)
NAXOS 8.557266 (2004)

Suite for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 10 "In Alten Stil" (1889)

Andrej Bielow (violin)/Frank Beermann/North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Legende, Romance and Abendstimmung)
CPO 777114-2 (2 CDs) (2011)

Jascha Heifetz (violin)/Alfred Wallenstein/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Grieg : Violin and Piano Sonata No. 2, Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations, Handel: a for Violin and Basso Continuo in E, Mozart: Sonatas for Violin and Piano in B-flat, Op. 378 and 454, Duo for Violin and Viola No. 2 and Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello in E flat)
RCA VICTOR GOLD SEAL 61740 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LM-1832) (1955)

Jascha Heifetz (violin)/Donald Voorhees/Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Dvorák: Slavonic Dance No. 11, Sarasate: Habanera, Vitali: Chaconne, Wieniawski: Capriccio-Valse, Scherzo-Tarantelle, Violin Concerto No. 2 - Romance and Finale, Khachaturian: Sabre Dance, Elgar: La Capricieuse, Paganini:: Caprice No. 24, Hubay: Der Zephyr, Massenet: Thaïs - Meditation, Rachmaninov: Oriental Sketch, J. Achron: Stimmungen No. 1 and Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois)
CEMBAL D'AMOUR 113 (2001)

Itzhak Perlman (violin)/André Previn/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Goldmark: Violin Concerto and Korngold: Violin Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS GREAT RECORDINGS OF THE CENTURY 509676-2 (2008)
(original LP release: ANGEL S-37663/HMV ASD 3933) (1980)

Ruggiero Ricci (violin)/Matthias Kuntsch/Bochum Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Art Of Ruggiero Ricci")
VOX BOX CD5X 3611 (5 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: TURNABOUT QTV 34722) (1978)

Aaron Rosand (violin)/Sverre Brulund/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
(included in collection: "Aaron Rosand in Norway")
VAI VAIA 1240 (2 CDs) (2005)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Okko Kamu/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1 and Legende)
NORSK KULTURRÅDS NKF 30020 (LP) (1977)

Abendstimmung for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 120a (1915)

Andrej Bielow (violin)/Frank Beermann/North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Suite, Legende and Romance)
CPO 777114-2 (2 CDs) (2011)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/DalaSinfoniettan (arr. for two violins and strings)
( + Sparre Olsen: 6 Old Village Songs, Stenhammar: Two Sentimental Romances, O. Bull: Memories of Havana, A Mountain Vision , Halvorsen: Norwegian Dance No.3, Sibelius: 6 Humoresques and Atterberg: Suite No. 3)
NAXOS 8.572827 (2012)



KULDAR SINK
(1942-95, ESTONIA)

Born in Tallinn. He graduated from the Tallinn Music School with degrees in music theory and flute, having also studied composition under Veljo Tormis. He continued his composition studies at the Leningrad Conservatoire with Andrei Petrov and then worked as a flutist in the Estonian Theater Orchestra, and, later, in the Estonian TV and Radio Symphony Orchestra. Afterwards, to the end of his life, he was a freelance composer. His accidental death in a fire robbed Estonia of one of its finest composers.He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works, including a Piano Concertino (1978), Concerto for Strings (3 Pieces for String Orchestra) (1960) and Contrasts for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1963)

Concertino for Flute, Strings and Percussion (1960)

Maarika Järvi (flute)/Kristjan Järvi/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
( + Tubin: Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra, Jürisalu: Flute Concerto and Tamberg: Musica Triste)
FINLANDIA 0927-42991 (2002)

Samuel Saulus (flute)/Neeme Järvi/Estonian Radio Chamber Orchestra)
( + Rääts: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra No. 1)
MELODIYA D9851-2 (LP) (1962)



YNGVE SKÖLD
(1899-1992, SWEDEN)

Born in Vallby, Södermanland County. He studied the piano with Richard Andersson and music theory with Harald Fryklöf. He graduated from the Stockholm Conservatory as a music teacher and choirmaster. He continued his studies of composition, conducting and piano at the Brno Conservatory and at the Meisterschule in Prague. His jobs included resident pianist with Svensk Filmindustri and was librarian of the Society of Swedish Composers. He started composing at an early age and produced a large body of works that ranged from film scores to works for solo instruments. His orchestral catalogue also includes Piano Concertos Nos. 1, Op. 7 (1917), 2, Op. 46 (1946) and 3 , Op. 67 (1969), Cello Concerto, Op. 49 (1947), Horn Concerto, Op. 74 (1977), Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op. 52 (1950), Concertino for Five Wind Instruments, Strings and Timpani, Op. 63 (1963), Koncertstück for Trumpet and Orchestra, Op. 37 (1939), Concert Fantasy No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 21 (1921), Suite Concertante för Viola and Orchestra, Op. 35 (1936) and Lyric Poem for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 34 (1936).

Violin Concerto, Op. 40 (1941)

Tobias Ringborg (violin)/Tuomas Ollila/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 719 (2003)



YNGVE SLETTHOLM
(b. 1955, NORWAY)

Born in Oslo. He graduated from the Oslo Academy of music where he studied composition with Finn Mortensen and then went on to study theory, music history and composition at the State University of New York at Buffalo with Morton Feldman as composition teacher. He has been professor of composition and theory at the Oslo Academy. as well as State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs. He has composed music for orchestra, band, chamber groups and solo instruments as well as choral works.


"The Nights Exist," Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (1998-2000)

Vegard Landaas (alto saxophone)/Christian Eggen/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Aggregations and Possible Selections)
AURORA ACD 5030 (2006)


"Possible Selections," Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (1987-88)

Tom Ottar Andreassen (flute)/Christian Eggen/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Aggregations and The Nights Exist)
AURORA ACD 5030 (2006)



HANS SÖDERBERG
(b. 1937, SWEDEN)

Born in Malmö. He studied composition with John Fernström and earned degrees as music teacher and church musician. For many years Söderberg taught music theory and composition at the Academy of Music in Lund. He has composed a large catalogue of works, mostly chamber and orchestral.

Concertino for Marimba and Strings (2003)

Markus Leoson (marimba)/Uppsala Chamber Soloists
( + Chini: Piano Concerto, Norssken, M. Larson: Lucifer, Solyom: Concert Piece for Drums and Strings, Eyser: Colludo, Lindgren: Open Door and Morthenson: Sonora - Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra)
NOSAG RECORDS CD 162 (2009)


Arietta for Vibraphone and String Orchestra (1984)

Markus Leoson (vibraphone)/Uppsala Chamber Soloists
( + Chini: Piano Concerto, Norssken, M. Larson: Lucifer, Solyom: Concert Piece for Drums and Strings, Eyser: Colludo, Lindgren: Open Door and Morthenson:
Sonora - Concerto for Guitar and String Orchestra)
NOSAG RECORDS CD 129 (2006)


RAGNAR SÖDERLIND
(b. 1945, NORWAY)

Born in Oslo. He studied with Conrad Baden in Oslo and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Erik Bergman and Joonas Kokkonen. He also holds a degree in conducting from the Norwegian State Academy of Music where he was taught by Arvid Fladmoe. He is now associate professor at this institution. He has composed a large amount of music in most instrumental and vocal genres from opera to to solo songs. Thus far he has produced 8 numbered Symphonies as well as the unrecorded Piano Concerto, Op. 70 "Colosso" (1996-7), Viola Concerto, Op. 86 "Nostalgia delle Radici" (2002-3) and Trumpet Concerto, Op. 80 "Die Signale des Todes und des Lebens" (2001-2).

Violin Concerto, Op. 46 (1986-7)

Ragin Wenk-Wolff (violin)/Dennis Burkh/Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Kvandal: Violin Concerto)
CENTAUR CRC 2336 (2005)

Cello Concert , Op. 54 (1991-2)

Øystein Birkeland (cello)/Vladimir Fedoseyev/Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio
( + Symphony No. 4)
AURORA ACD 5014 (2000)

Two Pieces from the Desert for Oboe and Small Orchestra, Op. 21b (1973-5)

Brynjar Hoff (oboe)/Per Dreier/ London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sparre Olsen: Air for Oboe and Strings, Madsen: Oboe Concerto and Berge: Raga)
AURORA ACD 4965 (1990)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6529090) (1982)


LILLE BROR SÖDERLUNDH
(1912-1957, SWEDEN)

Born in Kristinehamn, Värmland County. He studied violin with Lars Zetterqvist and Tobias Wilhelmi and then attended Royal the Conservatory of Music in Stockholm. He never completed the studies as he achieved fame as a singer and arranger. He composed an opera and many film scores as well as orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded concertante works are Dalamusik for Clarinet and String Orchestra (1945) and Siciliana Seria for Viola and String Orchestra (1946).

Violin Concerto (1950)

Leo Berlin (violin)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Rosenberg: Violin Concerto No. 2)
CAPRICE CAP 21367 (1988)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1297) (1986).

Concertino for Oboe and String Orchestra (1944)

Torleif Lännerholm (oboe)/Stig Rybrant/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Haväng Suite: Rondino, 3 Narrens Songs for Orchestra, Vintermåne and Songs)
METRONOME MLP 15247 (LP)

Mårten Larsson (oboe)/Thord Svedlund/Örebro Chamber Orchestra
( + Allegro Concertante, Haväng Suite, Christina Music and 3 Waltzes)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 036 (1995)

Alf Nilsson (oboe)/Esa-Pekka Salonen/Stockholm Sinfonietta
( + Wirén: Serenade for Strings, Larsson: Liten Serenade and Lidholm:. Music for String Orchestra)
BIS CD-285 (1985)

Alf Nilsson (oboe)/Filharmonins Kammarensemble, Stockholm.
( + Sibelius: Rakastava, J. Berwald. Sinfonia in C and Mozart: Divertimento in F)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT 33191 (LP) (1970)

Haväng Suite for Piano and String Orchestra (1948)

Mats Wildlund (piano)/Thord Svedlund/Örebro Chamber Orchestra
( + Allegro Concertante, Oboe Concertino, Christina Music and 3 Waltzes)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 036 (1995)

Allegro Concertante for 2 Violins and String Orchestra (1935)

Jeffrey Lee and Kerstin Svensson (violins)/Thord Svedlund/Örebro Chamber Orchestra
( + Haväng Suite, Oboe Concertino, Christina Music and 3 Waltzes)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 036 (1995)

 

STEFAN SOLYOM
(b. 1979, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm. He studied horn and conducting at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm and at the Sibelius Academy. His conducting teachers included Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam. He started his musical career as a horn player and went on to be a conductor. He became Generalmusikdirektor of the Deutsches Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar and was appointed principal guest conductor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

Concert Piece for Drums and String Orchestra (2003)

Markus Leoson (percussion)/Uppsala Kammarsolister
( + Söderberg: Marimba Concertino, Arietta, Eyser: Colludo, Klatzow: Marimba Concerto and Rosauro: Concert for Marimba and String Orchestra)
NOSAG CD 129 (2006)


ØISTEIN SOMMERFELDT
(1919-1994, NORWAY)

Born in Christiania (now Oslo). He studied at the Oslo Music Conservatory, where he took the conductor's examination in 1947. He studied composition briefly with Fartein Valen but the really important influence on his development as a composer was his lessons with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. In addition to composing, he has worked as a music critic and served on the board of Norwegian Society of Composers. Most of his works are in the genres of songs and piano works but he also produced a few works for orchestral and chamber pieces.

Piano Concerto Op. 50 "Towards a Yearning" (1976-7)

Eva Knardahl (piano)/Mariss Jansons/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonia la Betulla, From William Blake's Poetry, Fable Suite No.3 ; Miniature Ouverture, Om Kjærlighet, Monologi for Cello and To Stein Mehren Sanger)
AURORA NCD-B 4946 (1988)
(original LP release: NORWEGIAN COMPOSERS NC 4902) (1984)



BENT SØRENSEN
(b. 1958, DENMARK)

Born in Borup, Sjælland. He studied composition with Ib Nørholm at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and with Per Nørgård at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. Since 2008, he has been a visiting professor of composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His other concertante works are The Lady and the Lark for Viola and Orchestra (1997), Intermezzi for 2 Mezzo-Sopranos, 6 Violins and Orchestra (2003) and La Mattina for Piano and Orchestra (2009).

Piano Concerto "La Notte" (1988)

Rolf Hind (piano)/Michael Schønwandt/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Sieben Sehnsüchte and The Masque of the Red Death)
DACAPO 8.226045 (2013)

"Sterbende Gärten" (Dying Garden), Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1993)

Rebecca Hirsch (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Danish National Radio Symphony
( + The Echoing Garden)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224039 (1996)



TORSTEN SÖRENSON
(1908-1992, SWEDEN)

Born in Grebbestad, Västra Götaland County. He graduated from the Stockholm State Academy of Music as a music teacher, church musician and organist. Subsequently, he had further studies in counterpoint with Torsten Ahlberg in Gothenburg and for composition with Hilding Rosenberg in Stockholm and Carl Orff in Berlin. He worked as a church musician and taught music theory at the State Academy of Music in Gothenburg. He composed works for orchestra, chamber groups, piano and voice. Some of his other major orchestral works are Symphony for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 29 (1955), Sinfonia da Chiesa No. 1, Op. 32 (1958) and No. 2 (1964-9) and Concerto for Organ and String Orchestra, Op. 25 (1952).

Concerto for Flute, String Orchestra and Percussion (1976)

Gérard Schaub (flute)/Charles Dutoit/Gothenburg Symphony
( + Sonata for Solo Flute, Hallnäs: Lyric Suite, Legends of the West Coast, Three Dialogues for Guitar and Flute, S.E. Johanson Sonata for Solo Flute, Eckerberg : Duo for Flute and Cello and Hermanson: Flauto del Sole)
INTIM KLASSIK IMCD 091 (2005)


JOHN SPEIGHT
(b. 1945, ICELAND)

Born in Plymouth, England. At the Guildhall School of Music, he first trained as a singer but also studied composition with Richard Rodney Bennett. He moved permanently to Iceland in 1972. He has composed operas, orchestral and instrumental works.

Clarinet Concerto "Melodious Birds Sing Madrigals" (1980)

Einar Johannesson (clarinet)/Jean-Pierre Jacquillat/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
ITM MUSIC FROM ICELAND ITM 7-14 (2001)
(original LP release: ITM RECORDS ITM 5-01) (1983)


WILHEM STENHAMMAR
(1871-1927, SWEDEN)

Born in Stockholm, the son of composer Per Ulrik Stenhammar. He studied with various important teachers including Richard Andersson for piano, Wilhelm Heinze (organ), Joseph Dente (counterpoint) and Emil Sjögren and Andreas Hallén (composition). He toured initially as a pianist and chamber musician but eventually became well known as a conductor and became Artistic Director and chief conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony. He composed operas, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal music. A somewhat early death deprived Sweden of one of its finest composers.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 1 (1893)


Love Derwinger (piano)/Paavo Järvi/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Two Sentimental Romances and Florez and Blanzeflor)
BIS CD-550 (1993)

Irene Mannheimer (piano)/Charles Dutoit/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (version reconstructed by K. Atterberg, 1946)
( + Late Summer Nights)
STERLING CDS-1004-2 (1994)
(original LP release: STERLING S-1004) (1978)

Niklas Sivelov (piano)/Mario Venzago/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
NAXOS 8.572259 (2011)

Seta Tanyel (piano)/Andrew Manze/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
HYPERION CDA 67750 (2009)

Mats Widlund (piano)/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 - Fragment)
CHANDOS CHAN 9074 (1992)


Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 23 (1904-7)

Greta Erikson (piano)/Yevgeny Svetlanov/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Aulin: Violin Concerto No. 3)
MUSICA SVECIAE MSCD 622 (1992)

Cristina Ortiz (piano)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Chitra: Concert Suite)
BIS CD-476 (1992)

Niklas Sivelov (piano)/Mario Venzago/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
NAXOS 8.572259 (2011)

János Sólyóm (piano)/Stig Westerberg/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade for Orchestra and Florez and Blanzeflor)
EMI CLASSICS 65081-2 (1992)
(original LP release: HMV (Sweden) 063-34284) (1970)

Seta Tanyel (piano)/Andrew Manze/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
HYPERION CDA 67750 (2009)


Two Sentimental Romances for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 28 (1910)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/DalaSinfoniettan (arr. for two violins and strings)
( + Sparre Olsen: 6 Old Village Songs, Atterberg: Suite No. 3, O. Bull: Memories of Havana, A Mountain Vision , Halvorsen: Norwegian Dance No. 3, Sibelius: 6 Humoresques and Sinding: Evening Mood)
NAXOS 8.572827 (2012)

Tobias Ringborg (violin)/Niklas Willén/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Berwald: Violin Concerto and Aulin: Violin Concerto No. 3)
NAXOS 8.554287 (2000)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Valen: Violin Concerto and Sibelius: Violin Concerto)
SIMAX PSCD 1173 (1999)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + The Song and Ithaca)
CAPRICE CAP 21358 (1988)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1002/CRD 1004) (1973)

Ulf Wallin (violin)/Paavo Järvi/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Florez and Blanzeflor)
BIS CD-550 (1993)

Cecilia Zilliacus (violin)/Hannu Koivula/Västeras Sinfonietta
( + Nielsen: Romance, Svendsen: Romance, Sibelius: Humoresques, Op. 87 and Nelson: Dances and Air)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 093 (2005)



EGILS STRAUME
(b. 1950, LATVIA)

Born in Riga. Initially a clarinetist, he studied composition, musicology and instrumentation with Valentin Utkin at the Vitols (Latvian State) Conservatory and did his post-graduate work in composition with Albert Leman at the Moscow Conservatory. He has taught clarinet at the Vitols Conservatory and has played the clarinet in the Latvian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and is also a jazz musician. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His orchestrral catalogue also includes Bassoon Concerto, French Horn Concerto, Concerto for Clarinet, Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1975), Oboe Concerto (1986) and "Concerto Č + Č" (Challenger and Chernobyl) for Alto Saxophone, String Orchestra and Piiano Duo (1986).

Violin Concerto (1979)

Uldis Sprūdžs (violin)/Tovijs Lifšics/Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + Vivaldi: Violin Concertos RV 524 and 582)
MELODIYA S10-18299-300 (1983)



LEPO SUMERA
(1950-2000, ESTONIA)

Born in Tallinn. He studied composition at the Tallinn Music High School with Veljo Tormis and at the Tallinn Conservatory with Heino Eller and Heino Jürisalu. Afterwards, he pursued advanced studies with Ledenev at the Moscow Conservatory. He worked as sound director for Estonian Radio, was the chairman of the Estonian Composers' Union and became independent Estonia's Minister of Culture. In addition, he taught composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and served as first director of the electronic music studio of the Estonian Academy of Music. He composed an opera, ballets, orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal, choral and electronic music. Besides his 6 Symphonies, his catalogue also includes a Concerto Grosso (2000), Musik für Karlsruhe im Barockstil for Harp and String Orchestra (1989), To the Harmony for Flute and String Orchestra (1983) and a miniature Piano Concerto for Young Musicians "Three Wonders of the World" (1998).

Piano Concerto (1989)


Kalle Randalu (piano)/Paavo Järvi/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4 and Musics Tenera)
BIS CD-690 (1994)

Lauri Väinmaa (piano)/Arvo Volmer/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony for Strings and Percussion and Come Cercando)
FINLANDIA 3984-20684-2 (1997)


Cello Concerto (1998-9)

David Geringas (cello)/Paavo Järvi/Estonian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6 and Musics Profana)
BIS CD-1360 (2003)

Concerto per Voci e Strumenti (1997)

Tönu Kaljuste/Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Tallin Chamber Orchestra
( + Though Your Homeland May Be in Dark for Long, Mushroom Cantata and Island Maiden´s Song from the Sea)
BIS CD-1560 (2005)

Music for Chamber Orchestra (1977-8)

Håvard Lysebo (flute)/Paavo Järvi/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5 and In Memoriam)
BIS CD-770 (1997)

Jaan Õun (flute)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Olympic Music I)
MELODIYA S10 24357 007 (LP) (1986)


ALTI HEIMIR SVEINSSON
(b. 1938, ICELAND)

Born in Reykjavík. He studied piano with Rögnvaldur Sigurjónsson at the Reykjavík College of Music and went on to study at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany, where his teachers included Günter Raphael and Rudolf Petzold for composition and Bernd Alois Zimmermann for instrumentation. He also took private lessons in electronic music with Gottfried Michael Koenig and attended summer courses in Darmstadt, West Germany. He taught composition at Reykjavík College of Music was a free lance producer at the Icelandic State Broadcasting Service. He has composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works.

Flute Concerto (1975)

Robert Aitken (flute)/Páll P. Pálsson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Exploration and Jubilus 2)
ITM MUSIC FROM ICELAND ITM 706 (1995)
(original LP release: ITM RECORDS ITM 3) (1979)


Exploration (Könnun) for Viola and Orchestra (1971)

Ingvar Jónasson (viola)/Páll P. Pálsson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Jubilus 2)
ITM MUSIC FROM ICELAND ITM 706 (1995)


Jubilus II for Trombone, Wind Orchestra, Percussion and Tape (1993)

Oddur Björnsson (trombone)/ Páll P. Pálsson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Exploration)
ITM MUSIC FROM ICELAND ITM 706 (1995)


JOHAN SVENDSEN
(1840-1911, NORWAY)

Born in Christiania (now Oslo). His father was a music teacher who taught him both the violin and clarinet. By the time he finished school, he was working as an orchestral musician His formal education was at the the Leipzig Conservatory where he studied the violin with Ferdinand David and to composition with Carl Reinecke. He worked as a violinist in various orchestras but eventually his main vocation was that of conductor and in this capacity became a leading figure in the musical life of Copenhagen. He composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental music. Practically all of his orchestral output has been recorded.

Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 6 (1868-70)


Lars Bjornkjaer (violin)/Giordano Bellincampi/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Romance and Lange-Müller: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 662 (2008)

Michael Jelden (violin)/Martin Elmquist/Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra
( + N.W. Gade: Mariotta Overture, Lange-Muller: Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Sinding: Legend and Bull: Herdmaiden's Sunday)
CLASSICO CLASSCD 696 (2006)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Carl von Garaguly/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + A. Gade: Violin Concerto No. 2, Holm: Violin Concerto, Langgaard: Violin Concerto and Gram: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 463-4 (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 {10 CDs}) (1997)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)//Karsten Andersen/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
NORSK KULTURRÅDS NKF CD 50010-2 (1988)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURRÅDS NKF 30002) (1974)

Marianne Thorsen (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Norwegian Artists' Carnival and 2 Icelandic Melodies))
CHANDOS CHAN 10766 (2013)



Cello Concerto in D major, Op. 7 (1870)

Truls Otterbech Mork (cello)/Neeme Järvi/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Norwegian Rhapsodies Nos. 3 and 4)
CHANDOS CHAN 10711 (2012)

Hege Waldeland (cello)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
NORSK KULTURRÅDS NKF 30002 (LP) (1974)


Romance in G major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26 (1881)

Carlo Andersen (violin)/Thomas Jensen/Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1939)
(included in collection: "Thomas Jensen Conducts Scandinavian Classics")
DANACORD DACOCD 523-4 (2 CDs) (2001)

Reinis Birznieks (cello)/Aleksandrs Viliumanis/Latvian Television and Radio Symphony Orchestra (arr.)
( + Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto, Weber: Clarinet Concertino and Gretry: Flute Concerto)
MELODIYA C10 09497-98 (LP) (1978)

Lars Bjornkjaer (violin)/Giordano Bellincampi/Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Lange-Müller: Violin Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 662 (2008)

Arthur Grumiaux (violin)/Edo de Waart/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Romances Nos.1 and 2, Berlioz: Reverie et Caprice, Tchaikovsky: Serenade Melancolique, Wieniawski: Legende, Romance from Violin Concerto No.2 and. Schubert: Rondo in A)
PHILIPS ELOQUENCE 4428290 (2007)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6580047) (1972)

Ornulf Boye Hansen (violin)/Øivin Fjeldstad/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Carnival in Paris and Festival Polonaise)
NORSK KULTURRÅDS NKFCD 50011-2 (1995)
(original LP release: NORSK KULTURRÅDS 30028) (1978)

Dong-Suk Kang (violin)/Adrian Leaper/Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Halvorsen: Norwegian Dances, Air Norvegien and Sinding: Legende)
NAXOS 8.550329 (1994)

Max: Kayser (violin)/Wilhelm Schüchter/Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1)
IMPERIAL ILP 115 (LP) (c. 1955)

Anton Kontra (violin)/James DePreist/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Glinka: Russlan and LudmillaOverture, Bizet: Carmen Suite No 1, Larsson: The Hours of the Day, Alfvén: Bergakungen - Vallflickans Dans, Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Satie/Debussy: Gymnopédies Nos. 1 and 3 and Rosenberg: Marionettes Overture)
BIS CD-570 (1994)

Anton Kontra (violin)/John Frandsen/Sjaellands Symphony Orchestra
( + Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, J. Gade: Jalousie and Beethoven: Romance No. 2)
POINT PLP 5043 (LP) (c. 1980)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Bjarte Engeset/Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
( + Halvorsen: Andante Religioso, Norwegian Dances, Maiden's Song, Wedding March, The Old Fisherman's Song, O. Bull: The Herd Girl's Sunday, La Melancholie, Violin Concerto - Adagio, Sinding: Suite for Violin and Orchestra and Grieg: Ich Liebe Dich and Last Spring)
NAXOS 8.554497 (2000)

Henning Kraggerud (violin)/Lars Anders Tomter/Risør Festival Strings
( + Octet for Strings, I Fjol Gjætt'e Gjeitin, 2 Swedish Folk Tunes, Two Icelandic Folk Tunes and Schumann: Abendlied)
SIMAX PSC 1097 (1994)

Herman Krebbers (violin)/Willem van Otterloo/Hague Residentie Orchestra
( + Saint-Saëns: Havanaise, Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 4 and Paganini: violin Concerto No. 1)
PHILIPS 462521-2 (1998)
(original LP release: ? MERCURY WING SRW 18051) (1964)

Bjarne Larsen (violin)/Odd Grüner-Hegge/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tveitt: Hundred Folk Tunes from Hardangar - Suite No. 4, Sæverud: Ballad of Revolt and Irgens-Jensen: Tema con Variatzioni)
PHILIPS 838 050 AY (LP) (1965)

Karl-Ove Mannberg (violin and conductor)/Dalecalian Chamber Orchestra
( + Warlock: Capriol Suite, Holst: St. Paul's Suite, Hindemith: 5 Pieces for String Orchestra, O. Lindberg: Adagio, Bartók: Romanian Dances, Reger: Lyric Andante, Söderlundh: Canzonetta and Pastorale)
BLUEBELL ABCD 3007 (1998)

Wolfgang Marschner (violin)/Heinrich Steiner/Nordmark Symphony Orchestra
( + Suppe: Poet and Peasant Overture, Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar - Suite and Glazunov: Scènes de Ballet)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON SLPEM136482) (LP) (1965)

Ferdinand Meisel (violin)/Adolf Fritz Guhl/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Beriot: Scene de Ballet)
URANIA URLP 7166 (LP) (1955)

Egon Morbitzer (violin)/Franz Konwitschny/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1)
ETERNA 720107 (LP) (1963)

Egon Morbitzer (violin)/Kurt Masur/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Finlandia, Valse Triste, The Swan of Tuonela, Sinding: Rustle of Spring, Grieg: Excerpts from Peer Gynt, Lyric Suite, Norwegian Dances and Berwald: Septet)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0185712BC (2007)
(original LP release: ETERNA 826930) (1977)

Erkki Palola (violin)/Leif Segerstam/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Impromptu. Bull: Herdmaiden's Sunday and Excerpts from: Grieg: 2 Norwegian Melodies, Sibelius: The Tempest, Pelleas and Melisande, Belshazzar's Feast, Melartin: Lyric Suite No. 3, Rimsky-Korsakov: Pan Voyevoda, Glazunov: Raymonda and The Seasons)
ONDINE ODE 964-2 (2001)
(original CD release: ONDINE ODE 824-2) (1996)

Sergiu Schwartz (violin)/Paul Freeman/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto and Grieg: Violin and Piano Sonata No. 3)
VOX ALLEGRETTO ACD 8199 (1990)

Gil Shaham (violin)/Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
( + Elgar: Salut d'Amour, Kreisler: Schon Rosmarin, Liebesfreud, Liebesleid, Beethoven: Romances Nos.1 and 2, Tchaikovsky: Serenade Melancolique, Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza and Dvorak: Romance)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 449923-2 (1996)

Kenneth Sillito (violin)/Academy of St Martin in the Fields Ensemble
( + String Octet and Nielsen: String Quintet)
CHANDOS CHAN 9258 (1993)

Atle Sponberg (violin)/Gjovik Sinfonietta
( + Last Year I was Tending the Goats, Islandmoen: The Maiden Went up the Highest Mountain , S.Olsen): Norwegian Love Song, Andante Funebre, Kjerulf:: Enchanting Tunes, Nordraak: Taylor's Song, Solberg: : Ver Sacrum, Bull: Solitude, Herdmaidem's Sunday, Brustad: : I Lay Down so Late, Backer-Grøndahl: Evening Song, S. Lie: While Humming, Little Kirsten Was Weaving and We Can Only Cry, My Pale, Holter: Midsummer's Eve Idyll, Halvorsen: Maiden's Song and The Old Fisherman)
PRO MUSICA PPC 9048 (2004)

Ján Stanovský (violin and conductor)/Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Paganini: La Campanella, J.S. Bach: Air on the G String; Beethoven: Minuet in G, Schubert: The Bee; Debussy: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, Rimsky-Korsakov: The Song of India, Trojan: The Nightingale's Song, Hubay: The Zephyr and Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole)
MADACY MUSIC GROUP BC-2-3630 (1994)
(original LP release: OPUS 91110338) (1974)

Josef Suk (violin)/Václav Smetácek/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvorak: Romance, Beethoven: Romances Nos.1 and 2, Berlioz: Reverie et Caprice, Tchaikovsky: Serenade Melancolique, Fibich: Romance and Wieniawski: Romance from Violin Concerto No.2)
SUPRAPHON SU 4000-2 (2009)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 1102195) (1978)

Rimma Sushanskaya (violin)/William Boughton/English String Orchestra
( + Dvorak: Romance, Beethoven: Romances Nos. 1 and 2, Bloch: Baal Shem, Saint-Saëns: Havanaise and Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso)
IMP (INNOVATIVE MUSIC PRODUCTIONS) PCD 1012 (1992)

Miklós Szenthelyi (violin)/György Gyoriványi-Ráth/Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Romances Nos. 1 and 2, Dvorak: Romance, Wieniawski: Tchaikovsk: Valse-Scherzo, Sarasate: Zapateado, Massenet: Thaïs - Méditation, Wieniawski: Romance from Violin concerto No. 2 and Légende)
LASERLIGHT 15239 (1990)
(original LP release: HUNGAROTON SLPD 12999) (1988)

Marianne Thorsen (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Festival Polonaise, Romeo and Juliet, Carnival in Paris, Traume from Wesendonck, Zorahayda, Norwegian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and .2, I Fjol Gjætt'e Gjeitin and Bull/Svendsen: Herdmaiden's Sunday)
CHANDOS CHAN 10693 (2011)

Marianne Thorsen (violin)/Grant Llwellyn/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Norwegian Artists Carnival, Norwegian Rhapsody No. 2 and Carnival in Paris)
CHATSWORTH FMC 1002 (1994)

Richard Tognetti (violin)/Christian Lindberg/Nordic Chamber Orchestra
( + Linde: Concert Piccolo, Pensieri Sopra un Cantico Vecchio, Nielsen: Little Suite, Wesstrom: Armida Overture, Leifs: Variaziono Pastorali and Sibelius: Impromptu for Strings)
BIS CD-1538 (2007)

Emmy Verhey (violin)/Hans Vonk/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo, Beethoven: Romance No. 2, Dvorák: Romance and Wieniawski: Légende)
EMI CLASSICS (Netherlands) CL 50008 (c.1985)
(original LP release: HMV (Netherlands) C063 25999) (c. 1980)

Cecilia Zilliacus (violin)/Hannu Koivula/Västeras Sinfonietta
( + Stenhammar: 2 Sentimental Romances, Nielsen: Romance, Sibelius: Humoresques, Op. 87 and Nelson: Dances and Air)
INTIM MUSIK IMCD 093 (2005)


FRANZ SYBERG
(1904-1955, DENMARK)

Born in Kerteminde, Funen. He studied composition and music theory at the Leipzig Conservatory with Sigfrid Karg-Elert and Werner Hübschmann. Returning to Denmark where he studied organ with Peter Thomsen and became the organist in his home town. His catalogue is quite small and consists of incidental music, orchestral and chamber works and organ pieces.

Music for Oboe and String Orchestra (1933)


Ebbe Monrad Møller (oboe)/Tamás Vetö/Odense Symphony Orchestra
( + Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello, Concertino for Oboe and 5 String Instruments and Wind Quintet)
KONTRAPUNKT 32135 (1993)


ESKO SYVINKI
(b. 1943, FINLAND)

No further biographical information has been located, except that he has taught composition at the Päijät-Häme Music Institute in Lahti and the Tampere Conservatory. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumw\ental and vocal works. His other concertante works are: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 9 (1981), Violin Concerto, Op. 18 (1990-2), Cello Concerto, Op. 5 (1978-9) and Accordion Concerto, Op. 10 (1984).

Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 4 (1978)

Hikka Servo-Junttu (piano)/Juha Törmä/Tampere Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
( + Bashmakov: Clarinet Concerto, Laakso: Cello Concerto No. 1, Vainikka: Trumpet Concerto and Nuto: Clap)
TAMPERE CONSERVATORY TKTS-1 (2 CDs) (1999)


EINO TAMBERG
(1930-2010, ESTONIA)

Born in Tallinn. His musical education started with private piano lessons and he then studied composition at the Tallinn Conservatoire with Eugen Kapp. He has served as musical director at Tallinn Drama Theater and as a sound director at Estonian Radio. Academically, he was a composition teacher at the Estonian Academy of Music and became head of the composition department where he taught many prominent future Estonian composers. He composed in most genres from opera to solo instrumental and vocal pieces. His orchestral catalogue also includes Cello Concerto, Op. 109 (2001), Flute Concerto, Op. 115 (2003), Clarinet Concerto “I(n) D Fixe”, Op. 98 (1996), Bassoon Concerto, Op. 108 (2000), Tuba Concerto, Op. 122 (2004), Mini-Concerto for Children for Piano and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 77 (1986) and Concertino for Trumpet and Wind Instruments, Op. 129 (2007).

Violin Concerto, Op. 64 (1981)

Irina Botškova (violin)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
ANTES EDITION BM CD 31.9075 (1996)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10-23857 007) (1986)


Saxophone Concerto, Op. 79 (1987)

Villu Veski (saxophone)/Arvo Volmer/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto, Concerto Grosso and Nocturne)
ANTES EDITION BM CD 31.9151 (2000)


Trumpet Concerto No. 1, Op. 42 (1972)

Timofei Dokshitser (trumpet)/Eri Klas/Moscow Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
( + Goedicke: Trumpet Concerto, Nesterov: Trumpet Concerto, Glazunov: Albumblatt, Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Neopolitan Dance and Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue)
MARCOPHON: CD 903 (1990)
(original LP release: MELODIYA 33S 10-8227-8) (1976)

Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Martinsson: Bridge and Pärt: Concerto Piccolo)
BIS CD-1208 (2003)

Jouko Harjanne (trumpet)/Pekka Savijoki/Kuopio Symphony Orchestra
( + Arutyunyan: Trumpet Concerto, Goedicke:Trumpet Concerto and Vasilenko: Trumpet Concerto)
FINLANDIA 0630-13707-2 (1996)

Indrek Vau (trumpet)/Paul Mägi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto No. 2 and Music for Trumpet and String Orchestra)
EMIC CD (2009)

Trumpet Concerto No. 2 (Three Preludes and Toccata), Op. 100 (1997)

Indrek Vau (trumpet)/Paul Mägi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concerto No. 1 and Music for Trumpet and String Orchestra)
EMIC CD (2009)

Concerto Grosso for 5 Winds, Piano, Percussion and String Orchestra, Op. 5 (1956-8)

Neeme Järvi/Hague Residentie Orchestra
( + Joanna Tentata: Suite and Symphonic Dances)
BIS CD-1677 (2010)

Sergei Prokhorov/Estonian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Dances)
MELODIYA D 04274-5 (LP) (1958)

Arvo Volmer/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto, Clarinet Concerto and Nocturne)
ANTES EDITION BM CD 31.9151 (2000)

"A Sentimental Journey with a Clarinet " for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 96 (1996)

Toomas Vavilov (clarinet)/Arvo Volmer/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Saxophone Concerto, Concerto Grosso and Nocturne)
ANTES EDITION BM CD 31.9151 (2000)

Music for Trumpet and String Orchestra, Op. 35/126 (1970/2002)

Indrek Vau (trumpet)/Paul Mägi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Trumpet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
EMIC CD (2009)

Musica Triste for Flute, Vibraphone and String Orchestra, Op. 85 (1991)

Maarika Järvi (flute)/Kristjan Järvi/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
( + Sink: Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra, Jürisalu: Flute Concerto and Tubin: Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra)
FINLANDIA 0927-42991 (2002)


SVEND ERIK TARP
(1908-1994, DENMARK)

Born in Thisted, Jutland. He studied theory with Knud Jeppesen and music history with Rudolph Simonsen at Copenhagen's Royal Danish Conservatory of Music and later joined its faculty. His academic career took him to other schools as well. He composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue also includes a Concertino for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 13 (1931) and Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 30 (1937).

Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39 (1942-3)

Egil Harder (piano)/Svend Christian Felumb/Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1944)
(included in collection: "Three Great Danish Pioneer Pianists - Niels Viggo Bentzon, Egil Harder and Folmer Jensen")
DANACORD DACOCD 521-2 (2 CDs) (1999)
(from HMV 78s)

Per Salo (piano)/Michael Schønwandt/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7, Te Deum and The Battle of Jericho)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO DCCD 9005 (1992)


THOMAS TELLEFSEN
(1823-1874, NORWAY)

Born in Trondheim. He studied with his father, the organist Johan Christian Tellefsen, and with Ole Andreas Lindeman. He went on to Paris where he became the pupil of the Norwegian pianist Charlotte Thygeson and later attended some of Friedrich Kalkbrenner´s classes. He was also taught periodically by and became a friend of Frédéric Chopin. He was regarded as one of the outstanding pianists of his time, especially admired as an interpreter of Chopin. When Chopin died, Tellefsen continued teaching some of his pupils. The remainder of his catalogue consists of solo piano works.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 8 (1845-47)

Einar Henning Smebye (piano)/Kjell Ingebretsen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Winter-Hjelm: Symphony No. 2)
NORSK KULTURRÅDS NKF 30058 (LP) (1984)

Hubert Rutkowski (piano)/Lukasz Borowicz/Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Filtsch: Konzertstück in B minor and Overtüre in D major)
CD ACCORD ACD 177 (2012)

Einar Steen-Nökleberg (piano)/Terje Mikkelsen/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2)
SIMAX PSC 1232 (2005)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 15 (1853)

Einar Steen-Nökleberg (piano)/Terje Mikkelsen/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
SIMAX PSC 1232 (2005)


OLAV ANTON THOMMESSEN
(b. 1946, NORWAY)

Born in Oslo. He trained in the United States, beginning his musical studies at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and then started composition studies at the Indiana University School of Music under Bernhard Heiden and Iannis Xenakis. He received a Polish state scholarship to study at the Music Academy in Warsaw under Piotr Perkowski and followed this at the Instituut voor Sonologie in Utrecht, the Netherlands, under Werner Kaegi and Otto Laske. He is currently professor of composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he has taught since 1972. Some of his unrecorded orchestral works are: "Slowness - Loneliness : A Landscape," A Piano Concerto for Voices and Ensemble (2003-4), Piano Concerto No. 3 “Smykke eller Saga” (Jewels or Saga) (2010) and "Woven of Yearning," A Symphonic Scene for Flute, Harp and String Orchestra (2002).

Concerto for Violin and Double Orchestra "BULL's Eye" (2003, after Ole Bull's Violin Concerto in A, 1834)

Peter Herresthal (violin)/Rolf Gupta/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Please Accept my Ears an Cantabile for Violin Solo)
BIS CD-1512 (2006)

"Beyond Neon," Post-Commercial Sound Sculptures for Horn and and Orchestra (1981)

Poul Erik Vilsbæk (horn)/Karsten Andersen/Budapest Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Prologue, Introduction and Macrofantasy and From Above)
AURORA ACD 4927 (1990)


"From Above," A Concerto for Synthesizer and Orchestra (1986)

Iver Kleive (synthesizer)/Karsten Andersen/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Prologue, Introduction and Macrofantasy and Beyond Neon)
AURORA ACD 4927 (1990)


"The Great Attractor," Cadenza Accompagnata for Violin and Orchestra (1988)

Elise Båtnes (violin)/Glenn Mossop/Jeunesse Musicales World Youth Orchestra
( + Rosenberg: Concerto for String Orchestra No. 1 and R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra)
CAPRICE CAP 21370 (1988)


Introduction and Macrofantasy on Grieg's A minor Piano Concerto (1981)

Geir Henning Braaten (piano)/Karsten Andersen/Budapest Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Prologue, Beyond Neon and From Above)
AURORA ACD 4927 (1990)

"The Phantom of Light," Miniature Concerto for Cello and 2 Woodwind Quintets (1990)

Natasha Brofsky (cello)/Christian Eggen/Oslo Sinfonietta
( + Janson: Tarentella, Thoresen: Abuno, Hegdal: Toccata after Clementi, E.H. Bull: Chant d'Hommage, Asheim: Vindu and Wallin: Stonewave)
AURORA ACD 4992 (1995)
(original CD release: AURORA ACD 4974) (1993)

Ernst Simon Glaser (cello)/Peter Szilvay/ Norwegian Navy Band, Bergen
( + Ness: Zvezdochka in Orbit, Gulda: Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra and Ibert: Concerto for Cello and Wind Instruments)
NORWAY MUSIC 5063 (2012)


Through a Prism for Cello, Organ and Orchestra (1983)

Truls Otterbech Mork (cello)/Kåre Nordstoga (organ)/Karsten Andersen/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Gratias Agimus and Woven at Stems)
CAPRICE CAP 21403 (1994)


LEIFUR THÓRARINSSON
(1934-1998, ICELAND)

Born in Reykjavik. He attended the Reykjavík College of Music where he studied the violin with Björn Ólafsson. He also studied theory and composition with Jón Þórarinsson and went on to play with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Later on he studied composition with Hanns Jelinek in Vienna and with Wallingford Riegger and Gunther Schuller in New York. On his return to Iceland, in addition to composing, he was a radio announcer and programmer with Iceland Radio for many years and was also a teacher and a music journalist. A prolific composer, his catalogue includes a number of large, symphonic works including 2 Symphonies, chamber music, works for solo instruments and singers, choral pieces, and many shorter orchestral works. This is supplemented by popular songs and jazz along with music for over forty theatrical productions. His Concerto for Chamber Orchestra with Piano "In Cyprus" (1993) has not been recorded..

Violin Concerto (1969-70)

Sigrún Edvaldsdóttir (violin)/Paul Schuyler-Philips/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
MUSIC FROM ICELAND ITM 712 (2000)

Einar G. Sveinbjörnsson (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Sveinsson: Flute Concerto)
ITM RECORDS ITM 3 (LP) (1979)


Notturno Capriccioso "Styr" for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1988)

Anna Guthny Guthmundsdóttir (piano)/Bernhardur Wilkinson/Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra
( + Chamber Concerto, Dream of the House, In Cyprus, Rent and Angelus Domini)
MUSIC FROM ICELAND ITM 27 (2005)

Thorsteinn Gauti Sigurðsson (piano)/ Hákon Leifsson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + String Quartet, IO, Mót and Journey)
MUSIC FROM ICELAND ITM 7-05 (1992)


Oboe Concerto (1982)

Kristján Stephensen (oboe)/Páll P. Pálsson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Speight: Clarinet Concerto and Nordal: Choralis)
ITM RECORDS ITM 5-01 (LP) (1983)

Chamber Concerto for 12 Instruments "Spring in My Heart" (1993)

Bernhardur Wilkinson/Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra
( + Notturno Capriccioso, Dream of the House, In Cyprus, Rent and Angelus Domini)
MUSIC FROM ICELAND ITM 27 (2005)


LASSE THORESEN
(b. 1949, NORWAY)

Born in Oslo. He received a graduate degree in composition from the Oslo Music Conservatory, where he studied under Finn Mortensen and then studied electro acoustic music and composition under Werner Kaegi at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He has taught composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo for more than two decades. His output includes orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal, choral and electronic works. His Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra, Op. 35a “Transfigurations” (2003) has not been recorded.

Symphonic Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 15 (1984-6)

Stig Nilsson (violin)/Marcello Viotti/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Illuminations and The Sonic Mind)
AURORA ACD 5008 (1999)

"Illuminations," Concerto for 2 Cellos and Orchestra, Op. 18 (1986-90)

Liv Opdal Eggestad and Aage Kvalbein (cellos)/ Marcello Viotti/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Concerto and The Sonic Mind)
AURORA ACD 5008 (1999)


Double Concerto for Hardanger Fiddle, Nyckelharpa, and Orchestra, Op. 37 "To the Brother Peoples" (2004-5)

Arvid Engegaard (hardanger fiddle)/Hans Björkrot (nyckelharpa)/Inger Bergby/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Emergence - Luohti Boade and Rettferdighetens Sol)
AURORA ACS 5058 (2009)



LEIF THYBO
(1922-2001, DENMARK)

Born in Holstebro, Jutland. He studied theory with Vagn Holmboe before entering the Royal Danish Academy of Music where he his teachers were Poul Schierbeck for instrumentation, Emilius Bangert for organ and Finn Høffding.for theory. After taking his degree in the theory and history of music and additional diplomas in organ-playing and music teaching, he began to work as a professional organist. He was professor of music theory at the Royal Danish Academy of Music from 1965 to 1990. His large catalogue covers various genres but his specialties were organ, vocal and choral works. His orchestral output includes his unrecorded Piano Concerto (1961-3), Viola Concerto (1972), Cello Concerto (1961), Organ Concertos Nos.1 (1954) and 2 (1956), Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (1966), Concerto for Chamber Orchestra (1947) and Concerto for String Orchestra (1957).

Violin Concerto (1969)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Carl-August Vogt/South Jutland Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Emborg: Violin Concerto, Andersen: Violin Concerto, N.V. Bentzon: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Holmboe: Chamber Concerto No. 9)
DANACORD DACOCD 469-70 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

Concerto for Trumpet, Trombone and String Orchestra (1982)

Ketil Christensen (trumpet)/Carsten Svanberg (trombone)/Henrik Vagn Christensen/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Sehested: Suite for Cornet and Strings, Jorgensen: Suite for Trombone and Orchestra and T. Hansen: Sonata for Cornet and Piano)
RONDO GRAMMOFON 8359 (2005)


JUKKA TIENSUU
(b. 1948, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. He studied composition at the Sibelius Academy with Paavo Heininen. Afterwards, he attended New York's Juilliard School of Music and then studied harpsichord and Baroque music techniques at Freiburg's Hochschule für Musik. His repertoire as a musician ranges from Baroque music to John Cage and free improvisation and he has given master classes in baroque performance practice and free improvisation. Also, his work as a composer encompasses a broad spectra of musical genres, from electro-acoustical pieces to compositions for jazz orchestras, Baroque music ensembles and solo instruments. He works as a harpsichordist, pianist, conductor. As a composer, his works cover a wide range of genres and styles.

Piano Concerto "Mind" (2000)

Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)/Susanna Mälkki/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Stereophonic Music, Almas Nos. 2 and 3)
ALBA ABCD 224 (2007)

Concerto for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra "Puro" (1989)

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)/Susanna Mälkki/Avanti Chamber Orchestra
( + Nemo and Spiriti)
ALBA ABCD 258 (2008)

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Avanti Chamber Orchestra
( + Kaipainen: Clarinet Concerto and Debussy: Première Rhapsodie)
ONDINE ODE 778-2 (1995)

Kari Kriikku (clarinet)/Jukko-Pekka Saraste/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + M, Mxpzki, and Tokko)
FINLANDIA FACD 402 (1991)


Spiriti for Accordion and Orchestra (2000-5)

Mikko Luoma (accordion)/Susanna Mälkki/Avanti Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Nemo)
ALBA ABCD 258 (2008)


RUDOLF TOBIAS
( 1875-1918, ESTONIA)

Born in Käina on the island of Hiiumaa (Dagö). As a child, he was taught the piano by his father and soon began to compose. In Talinn, he studied organ and music theory with Ernst Reinicke, the Tallinn Cathedral organist. He then entered the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, where he studied organ with Louis Homilius and composition with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Tobias became the first Estonian to receive a professional musical education and wrote the first Estonian instrumental works and symphonic composition. In his later years, he lived in France and Germany where he worked as a conductor, organist and journalist and taught theoretical subjects at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts. His catalogue contains orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Piano Concerto in D minor (1897)

Vardo Rumessen (piano)/Neeme Järvi/Estonian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Julius Caesar Overture and The Beautiful Maiden Ilmaneitsi)
MELODIYA SM 03933-4 (LP) (1973)


HAUKUR TÓMASSON
(b. 1960, ICELAND)

Born in Reykjavik. He studied at the University of California in San Diego, Reykjavík College of Music, Musikhochschule Köln and the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam. His works include an opera, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His as yet unrecorded Piano Concerto appeared in 2009.

Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (1997)

Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir (violin)/Guðmundur Óli Gunnarsson/Caput Ensemble
( + Annual Ring, Spiral and Stemma)
BIS CD-1068 (2000)

Concerto for Two Double Basses and Orchestra "Skima" (2002)

Hávardur Tryggvason and Valur Pálsson (double basses)/Bernhardur Wilkinson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
BIS CD-1419 (2007)

Flute Concerto No. 1 (1997)

Sharon Bezaly (flute)/Bernhardur Wilkinson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 2 and Concerto for Two Double Basses)
BIS CD-1419 (2007)

Flute Concerto No. 2 (2001-2)

Sharon Bezaly (flute)/Bernhardur Wilkinson/Iceland Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto No. 1 and Concerto for Two Double Basses)
BIS CD-1419 (2007)


EDUARD TUBIN
(1905-1982, ESTONIA)

Born in Kallaste, near Tartu. He graduated from the Tartu Higher Music School where Heino Eller and Artur Kapp were his composition teachers. In Budapest, he had further studies with Zoltán Kodály at the Liszt Academy and then served as an orchestral and choral conductor, piano accompanist and composer in Tartu. The Soviet occupation prompted his emigration to Sweden in 1944, and he worked in Stockholm as a restorer of old manuscripts and was active in Estonian exile musical life. In 1961, he became a Swedish citizen and never returned to Estonia. His orchestral output received a total posthumous revival thanks to his conductor compatriot Neeme Järvi and others who followed him, and he is generally considered Estonia's most important composer up to Arvo Pärt.

Violin Concerto No. 1 (1942)

Mark Lubotsky (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite on Estonian Dances and Prelude Solennel)
BIS CD-286 (1985)

Violin Concerto No. 2 (1945)

José Luis Garcia (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Double Bass Concerto, Ballade, Estonian Dance Suite and Valse Triste)
BIS CD-337 (1987)

Double Bass Concerto (1948)

Leopold Andreyev (double bass)/Neeme Järvi/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Bottesini: Melody, Albenz: Malaguena, Roussel: Duet for Bassoon and Double Bass and Angerer: Gloriatio)
MELODIYA S 04715-6 (LP) (1974)

Håkan Ehren (double bass)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, Ballade, Estonian Dance Suite and Valse Triste)
BIS CD-337 (1987)

Mati Lukk (double bass)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertino)
MELODIYA S10 30037 003 (LP) (1990)

Manuel Verdeguer (double bass)/Sergije Rainis/Orquesta Filarmónica de Conciertos
( + Handel: Oboe Concerto - Sarabande, Frescobaldi: Toccata and Hindemith: Sonata for Double Bass and Piano)
DISCOPHON 4331 (LP) (1977)


Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra (1979)

Maarika Järvi (flute)/Kristjan Järvi/Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
( + Sink: Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra, Jürisalu: Flute Concerto and Tamberg: Musica Triste)
FINLANDIA 0927-42991 (2002)
( + Piano Concertino and Music for Strings)
APEX 748196-2 (2002)

Balalaika Concerto (1964)

Emanuil Sheynkman (balalaika)/Neeme Järvi/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Music for Strings)
BIS CD-351 (1987)

Nicolaus Zwetnow (balalaika)/Kjell Ingebretsen/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Budashkin: Siberian Rhapsody, Concert Variations, S.-E. Johanson: Balaika Sonata, Zwetnow: Cadenza, Goltz: Elegy No. 1 and Troyanovsky: 4 Russian Folksongs)
CAPRICE CAP 1180 (LP) (1981)


Piano Concertino (1944-5)

Peep Lassmann (piano)/Peeter Lilje/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Double Bass Concerto)
MELODIYA S10 30037 003 (LP) (1990)

Roland Pöntinen (piano)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7 and Sinfonietta)
BIS CD-401 (1988)

Lauri Väinmaa (piano)/Arvo Volmer/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Flute Concerto and Music for Strings)
APEX 748196-2 (2002)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA 3984-20684-2) (1997)

Suite on Estonian Dances for Violin and Orchestra (1943)

Mark Lubotsky (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 1 and Prelude Solennel)
BIS CD-286 (1985)

Ballade for Violin and Orchestra (1939)

José Luis Garcia (violin)/Neeme Järvi/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 2, Double Bass Concerto, Estonian Dance Suite and Valse Triste)
BIS CD-337 (1987)


KALERVO TUUKKANEN
(1909-1979, FINLAND)

Born in Mikkeli. He studied at the Helsinki Music Institute with Leevi Madetoja for composition and Arvo Laitinen and Ilmari Krohn for theory. He conducted various Finnish orchestras and choirs, taught at the Viipuri Music Institute as well as the Sibelius Academy and wrote a biography of Madetoja. He composed an opera as well as orchestral, chamber and choral music. His orchestral catalogue includes 6 Symphonies and Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 20 (1943) and Cello Concerto, Op. 37 (1946).

Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 45 (1956)

Jaakko Kuusisto (violin)/Ari Rasilainen/Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
FINLANDIA 4509-98888-2 (1995)


ERKKI-SVEN TÜÜR
(b. 1959, ESTONIA)

Born in Kärdla. Erkki-Sven Tüür studied percussion and flute at Tallinn's Georg Ots Music High School and composition with Jaan Rääts at the Tallinn Conservatory. He also took private lessons from Lepo Sumera in Tallinn and received lessons in electronic music in Karlsruhe, Germany. Tüür founded the progressive rock ensemble "In Speand" and worked as an adviser at the Estonian Composers' Union, was musical director of the Vanalinna Stuudio Theatre and taught composition at the Estonian Academy of Music. He has composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal, choral and electronic music. His orchestral catalogue includes the unrecorded Piano Concerto (2006), Bassoon Concerto (arr. of Cello Concerto, 2003) and Prophecy for Accordion and Orchestra.(2007).

Violin Concerto (1998)

Isabelle van Keulen (violin)/Neeme Järvi/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Aditus and Exodus)
ECM NEW SERIES 1830 (2003)

Cello Concerto (1996)

David Geringas (cello)/Dennis Russell Davies/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna
( + Symphony No. 3)
ECM NEW SERIES 1673 (1999)

Concerto for Violin, Clarinet and Orchestra "Noesis" (2005)

Carolin Widmann (violin)/Jörg Widmann (clarinet)/Anu Tali/ Nordic Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
ECM NEW SERIES 2040 (2010)


Marimba Concerto "Ardor" (2001)

Pedro Carneiro (marimba)/Olari Elts/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Salve Regina, Oxymoron and Dedication)
ECM NEW SERIES 1919 (2008)


Symphony No. 4 for Solo Percussion and Orchestra (2002)

Evelyn Glennie (percussion)/Paavo Jarvi/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Eternity, Inquietude du fini, and The Path and the Traces)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 0946 3 85785 2 9 (2007)

 

Piano Concerto (2006)
Laura Mikkola (piano)/Paavo Järvi/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
ECM NEW SERIES 4810675 (2014)


GEIRR TVEITT
(1908-1981, NORWAY)

Born in Bergen. Encouraged as a teenager to seek a career as a composer by Christian Sinding, he studied composition with Hermann Grabner and Leopold Wenninger at the Leipzig Conservatory, Egon Wellesz in Vienna and Arthur Honegger and Heitor Villa-Lobos in Paris where he also attended the classes of Nadia Boulanger. He made an extensive study of Norwegian folk music and worked as a music writer and critic. He became a recipient of the Norwegian State Salary of Art. He composed operas, ballets, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Many of his works were lost in a disastrous fire in 1970, though some were later recovered. His Violin Concerto from 1939 was reconstructed and orchestrated by K. Husby in 2006. However, other works probably lost permanently are: Piano Concertos No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 11 "Hommage á Ravel" (1933) and 6 (1960), Harp Concerto No. 1 and Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (1933).

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major, Op. 1 (1928)

Sveinung Bjelland (piano)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 4)
BIS CD-1397 (2004)

Håvard Gimse (piano)/Bjarte Engeset/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 5)
NAXOS 8.555077 (2001)

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 126 “Hommage à Brahms” (1933, rev. 1947)

Geirr Tveitt (piano)/Albert Wolff/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1947
( + Piano Sonata No. 29, Eolsharpa and Morild)
SIMAX PSC 1085 (1994)

Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 130 "Aurora Borealis" (1947)

Haakon Austbö (piano)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 4)
BIS CD-1397 (2004)

Håvard Gimse (piano)/Bjarte Engeset/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Variations on a Folk Tune from Hardanger)
NAXOS 8.555761 (2002)

Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 156 (1954)

Håvard Gimse (piano)/Bjarte Engeset/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1)
NAXOS 8.555077 (2001)

Eva Knardahl (piano)/Karsten Andersen/Norwegian Youth Symphony Orchestra
( + Springar, Bjøllelåt i Blånuten and Halling)
AURORA AR 1906 (LP) (1986)

Nils Mortensen (piano)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations on a Folk Tune from Hardanger)
BIS CD-1252 (2004)

Hardanger Fiddle Concerto No. 1, Op. 163 (1956)

Arve Moen Bergset (Hardanger fiddle)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Hardanger Fiddle Concerto No. 2 and Nokken)
BIS CD-1207 (2002)

Hardanger Fiddle Concerto No. 2, Op. 252 "Three Fjords" (1965)

Arve Moen Bergset (Hardanger fiddle)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Hardanger Fiddle Concerto No. 1 and Nykken)
BIS CD-1207 (2002)

Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa (Hardanger fiddle)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Sonata No. 29)
AURORA NCD-B 4945 (1988)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6578103) (1980)

Harp Concerto No. 2, Op. 170 “Concerto Eroica” (1957)

Turid Kniejski (harp)/Per Dreier/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + A Hundred Folk Tunes from Hardanger: Suite No.1 and Nykken)
NORWAY IN MUSIC/SIMAX CDN 31008/PSD 3108 (1989)

Variations on a Folk Song from Hardanger for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1939)

Sveinung Bjelland and Nils Mortensen (pianos)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 5)
BIS CD-1252 (2004)

Håvard Gimse and Gunilla Süssmann (pianos)/Bjarte Engeset/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 4)
NAXOS 8.555761 (2002)



KNUT VAAGE
(b. 1961, NORWAY)

He graduated as a pianist and composer from the Grieg Academy in Bergen and also received a professional certificate as a lecturer in composition from the Norwegian Academy of Music. His catalogue ranges from symphonic works and opera to solo pieces.

Gardens of Hokkaido for Piano and Orchestra (2004)

Einar Røttingen (piano)/Ingar Bergby/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cyclops and Chaconne)
AURORA ACD 5072 (2010)


Chaconne for Flute, Harp and Orchestra (2000)

Gro Sandvik (flute)/Turid Kniejski (harp)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Gardens of Hokkaido and Cyclops)
AURORA ACD 5072 (2010)



PEETER VÄHI
(b. 1955, ESTONIA)

Born in Tartu. He studied accordion and double bass and, after graduating from the Heino Eller Tartu Music School in music theory, he studied composition with Prof. Eino Tamberg at the Tallinn State Conservatory. He worked as a keyboard player and as a concert and record producer. He has composed classical, jazz and popular music in a variety of genres, employing both traditional and electronic instruments. His catalogue also includes a Silver Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra (1998), Flute Concerto "Chant of the Celestial Lake" (1999) and Concerto Grosso (1980).

White Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra (1993)

Tiit Peterson (guitar)/Vello Pähn/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Kangro: Concerto for Guitar, Cello, and Orchestra and Körvits: Concerto Semplice)
SALU MUUSIK 040 (1998)


SAKARI VAINIKKA
(b. 1945, FINLAND)

Born in Oulu. He received a Master's Degree in composition from Sibelius Academy in 1982 and has been a lecturer at the Tampere Conservatory since 1983 and at the University of Tampere in music since 1994. No additional information about this composer has been located.

Trumpet Concerto (1985)

Aki Välimäki (trumpet)/Juha Törmä/Tampere Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
( + Bashmakov: Clarinet Concerto, Laakso: Cello Concerto No. 1, Syvinki: Piano Concerto No. 1 and Nuto: Clap)
TAMPERE CONSERVATORY TKTS-1 (2 CDs) (1999)


STASYS VAINIUNAS
(1909-1982, LITHUANIA)

Born in Riga, Latvia to Lithuanian parents. He studied piano with Arvids Dauguls and composition with Jazeps Vitols at the Riga Conservatory. After graduation, he had additional piano training with Eduard Steuermann. After moving to Lithuania in 1938, he taught in music schools in Klaipeda and Šiauliai music schools. More prestigious teaching positions came afterwards at the Kaunas Conservatory and Lithuanian State Conservatory in Vilnius. As a composer, works for piano with or without orchestra are his main output, but he also wrote orchestral, chamber and vocal music. Remaining unrecorded are his Violin Concerto, Op. 28 (1959) and a Rhapsody for 2 Pianos and Orchestra (1947).

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 15 (1948)

Birute Vainiunaite (piano)/Jonas Aleksa/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano)
LITHUANIAN RADIO LRCD0002 (2007)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 22 (1952)

Stasys Vainunas (piano)/Abelis Klenickis/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA D 2844-5 (LP) (1956)

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 33 (1965)

Birute Vainiunaite (piano)/Juozas Domarkas/Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA D 33411-2 (LP) (1972)

Birute Vainiunaite (piano)/Robertas Šervenikas/Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Quintet No. 2, Violin Sonata and Rhapsody)
BVCD-010 (2006)

Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 40 (1975)

Stasys Vainunas (piano)/Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + Sonata for Violin and Piano)
MELODIYA S10-10227-8 (LP) (1979)


Concerto for Organ and String Orchestra in F-sharp minor, Op. 18 (1949)

Leopoldas Digris (organ)/Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + choral pieces)
MELODIYA D 13835-6 (LP) (1964)


Concerto-Poem for Organ and String Orchestra, Op. 36 (1969)

Bernardas Vasilyauskas (organ)/Saulius Sondeckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
( + Budrevicius: Daina Gimtajalzemei (cantata) and Zigaitis: Solemn Music)
MELODIYA SM 03521-2 (LP) (1957)

Rhapsody on Lithuanian Themes for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 20 (1950)

Aleksandras Livontas (violin)/Abelis Klenickis/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Dvarionas: Festive Overture)
MELODIYA S 203-4 (LP) (1961)



FARTEIN VALEN
(1887-1952, NORWAY)

Born in Stavanger. He studied with Catharinus Elling at the Oslo Conservatory of music, graduating with a degree in organ playing. In 1909 he moved to Berlin to study composition at the Hochschule für Musik with Max Bruch and Karl Leopold Wolf. After his return to Oslo he worked as an archivist and teacher at the University, jobs he left after receiving the Norwegian State Salary of Art. In addition to his Concertos, he composed 4 Symphonies, 9 short orchestral pieces and various works for chamber groups, solo instruments and voices.

Piano Concerto, Op. 44 (1949-51)

Geir Henning Braaten (piano)/Christian Eggen/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Epithalamion, An die Hoffnung, Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano and Serenade for 5 Wind Instruments)
SIMAX PSC 3116 (1995)

Robert Riefling (piano)/Øivin Fjeldstad/Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra (incorrectly titled "Piano Concertino")
( + Halvorsen: Norwegian Rhapsody No. 2, Bræin: Serenade and Svendsen: Carnival in Paris)
PHILIPS 838 053 AY (LP) (1965)

Einar Henning Smebye (piano)/Christian Eggen/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Cemetery by the Sea, La Isla de las Calmas, Ode to Sleep and Symphony No. 4)
BIS-CD 1642 (2008)

Violin Concerto, Op. 37 (1940)

Elise Båtnes (violin)/Christian Eggen/Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
( + Pastorale, Sonetto di Michelangelo, Cantico di Ringraziamento and Symphony No. 1)
BIS-CD 1522 (2008)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Karsten Andersen/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Epithalamion, An die Hoffnung, Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano and Serenade for 5 Wind Instruments)
SIMAX PSC 3116 (1995)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6507 039) (1974)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Christian Eggen/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Nordheim: Violin Concerto)
SONY CLASSICAL 501394-2 (2000)

Arve Tellefsen (violin)/Ole Kristian Ruud/Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto and Stenhammar: 2 Sentimental Romances))
SIMAX PSCD 1173 (1999)

Camilla Wicks (violin)/Sixten Ehrling/Stockholm Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1949)
( + Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Bloch: Baal She, Kabalevsky: Improvisato for Violin and Piano, Shostakovich: Age of Gold, - Polka, 4 Preludes, Prokofie: Love for Three Oranges - March,
Sarasate: Spanish Dances No. 1, Stravinsky: Pastorale, Aguirre: Huella, Do Vale: Prelude No. 15 and Benjamin: From San Domingo)
BIDDULPH 80218-2 (2006)



PETERIS VASKS
(b. 1946, LATVIA)

Born in Aizpute. He first trained as a violinist at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music and then as a double-bass player with Vitautas Sereikaan at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater. His composition studies were with Valentins Utkins at the Lithuanian State Conservatory in Vilnius. For a decade he worked as a double bassist in several orchestras in Latvia and Lithuania and then taught at the Salacgriva, Zvejniekciems, and Jelgava Music Schools and more recently at the Emils Darzinš Music School in Riga. He became Latvia's most widely known composer. He has composed orchestral, chamber, piano and organ, vocal and, especially, choral works. His Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (2008) has not yet been recorded.

Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra "Distant Light" (1996-7)

Levon Ambartsumian (violin and conductor)/Arco Chamber Orchestra
( + Arutyunyan: Violin Concerto and Bronner: Violin Concerto)
PHOENIX USA 153 (2002)

Katarina Andreasson (violin and conductor)/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Musica Dolorosa and Viatore)
BIS CD-1150 (2005)

Renaud Capuçon (violin & conductor)/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
( + J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
ERATO 2564632322 (2014)

Gidon Kremer (violin and conductor)//Kremerata Baltica
( + Symphony "Stimmen")
TELDEC 3984-22660-2 (1999)

Anthony Marwood (violin and conductor)/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
( + Weill: Concerto for Violin and Winds)
HYPERION CDA 67496 (2005)

Alina Pogostkina (violin)/Juha Kangas/Riga Sinfonietta
( + Fantasia for Violin and Strings and Meditation for Violin and Strings)
WERGO WER 6750-2 (2012)

John Storgårds (violin)/Juha Kangas/Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
ONDINE ODE 1005-2 (2002)

Cello Concerto (1993-4)

David Geringas (cello)/Jonas Alexa/Riga Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony "Stimmen")
CONIFER CLASSICS 51271-2 (1997)

Marko Ylönen (cello)/John Storgårds/Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
ONDINE ODE 1086-2 (2006)


Flute Concerto (2009)

Michael Faust(flute)/Patrick Gallois/Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla
( + Flute Sonata, Aria e danza and Landscape with Birds)
NAXOS 8..572634 (2013)


English Horn Concerto for (1989)

Dimitri Mestdag (English horn)/Geert Verschaeve/Royal Symphonic Band Vooruit (arr.)
( + G. Devreese: Tombelène, Coryn: Divertimento for Clarinet and Wind Band and De Haan: Cantica de Sancto Benedicto)
MARK RECORDS 7222 (2007)

Normund Sne (English horn and conductor)/Riga Sinfonietta
( + Musica Adventus and Viatore)
WERGO WER 6705-2 (2008)

Normund Sne (English horn)/Krišs Rusmanis/Riga Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cantabile, Message, Musica Dolorosa and Lauda)
CONIFER CLASSICS 51236 2 (1995)


Fantasia for Violin and Strings "Vox Amoris" (2008-9)

Alina Pogostkina (violin)/Juha Kangas/Riga Sinfonietta
( + Violin Concerto and Strings and Meditation for Violin and Strings)
WERGO WER 6750-2 (2012)


Meditation for Violin and Strings (1999-2006)

Alina Pogostkina (violin)/Juha Kangas/Riga Sinfonietta
( + Violin Concerto and Fantasia for Violin and Strings)
WERGO WER 6750-2 (2012)


KETIL VEA
(b. 1932, NORWAY)

Born in Straumsjøen, Nordland County. Better known as a pedagogue and musical organizer than as a composer, he has taught on all levels, but perhaps has been particularly effective in the education of Norwegian teachers and at the music conservatories. He has, among other activities, been the principal at the Music Conservatory of Northern Norway in Tromsø and has written many textbooks used in Norwegian music education. His compositions range over various genres.

Piano Concerto No. 1 (1972, rev. 2006)

Tori Stødle (piano)/Alf Richard Kraggerud/Karelia Phiharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3 and Elegiac Fantasy)
ARENA AR 09020 (2009)


Piano Concerto No. 2 (1972)

Giorgio Semprini (piano)/Arne-Bjørn Stokland/Helgeland Symphony Orchestra
( + Helgeland Suite and Jiedna 2)
VEANOVA CD (2008)


Piano Concerto No. 3 (1984)

Tori Stødle (piano)/Alf Richard Kraggerud/Karelia Phiharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 3 and Elegiac Fantasy)
ARENA AR 09020 (2009)

Clarinet Concerto (1997-2001)

Mats Iversen Vangen (clarinet)/Alf Richard Kraggerud/Lofoten and Vesterålen Orchestra Societies
( + Meet My Orchestra, Violin Concerto: Andante, Concerto: for Trumpet, Horn and Orchestra: Adagio and Intrada 2)
VEANOVA CD (2003)



ROLF WALLIN
(b. 1957, NORWAY)

Born in Oslo. He studied in Oslo at the Norwegian State Academy of Music with Finn Mortensen and Olav Anton Thommessen, and later at the University of California where his teachers included Roger Reynolds and Vinko Globokar. In addition to composing, he is a trumpeter and avant-garde performance artist. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works including an unrecorded Trumpet Concerto (2011).

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (1996)

Leif Arne Pedersen (clarinet)/Christian Eggen/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Timpani Concerto, Ground and Boyl)
AURORA ACD 5011 (1999)


Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra (1988)

Tom Vissgren (timpani)/Rolf Gupta/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Ground and Boyl)
AURORA ACD 5011 (1999)


Ground for Cello and String Orchestra (1997)

Øystein Birkeland (cello)/Terje Tønnesen/Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto, Timpani Concerto and Boyl)
AURORA ACD 5011 (1999)


Tides for 6 Percussionists and Orchestra (1998)

Kroumata Ensemble (percussion)/Jukka-Pekka Saraste/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Das war schon! and Act)
ONDINE ODE 1118-2 (2008)


Das war schon! for Solo Percussion and Orchestra (2006)

Martin Grubinger (percussion)/John Axelrod/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Tides and Act)
ONDINE ODE 1118-2 (2008)





HENNING WELLEJUS
(1919-2002, DENMARK)

Born in Roskilde. He studied composition with Svend Erik Tarp at Copenhagen's Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. Early in his career, he wrote large-scale works - including 3 Symphonies and some operas - but his later works are more modest in scale.

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 10 (1948, rev.1968)

Kai Laursen (violin)/Jens Schrøder/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1975)
( + Schall: Violin Concerto, Grøndahl: Violin Concerto, Frøhlich: Violin Concerto, E. Hartmann: Violin Concerto and Gade: Capriccio)
DANACORD DACOCD 461-2 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: DANACORD DACOCD 461-70 (10 CDs) (1997)

Cello Concerto, Op. 56 (1994)

Morten Zeuthen (cello)/Peter Ettrup Larsen/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Oboe Concerto, Concerto Choregraphique, Concerto Piccolo, A Danish Summer Pastorale, Our Childhood Friends and Overture: The Stagecoach Rolls Away)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224040 (1996)


Oboe Concerto, Op. 32 (1955)

Nette Stormlund Demant (oboe)/Peter Ettrup Larsen/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Concerto Choregraphique, Concerto Piccolo, A Danish Summer Pastorale, Our Childhood Friends and Overture: The Stagecoach Rolls Away)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224040 (1996)


Concerto Choregraphique for Orchestra, Op. 21 (1978)

Peter Ettrup Larsen/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Concerto Piccolo, A Danish Summer Pastorale, Our Childhood Friends and Overture: The Stagecoach Rolls Away)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224040 (1996)

Concerto Piccolo for Orchestra, Op. 29 (1973)

Peter Ettrup Larsen/Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Oboe Concerto, Concerto Choregraphique, A Danish Summer Pastorale, Our Childhood Friends and Overture: The Stagecoach Rolls Away)
DACAPO/MARCO POLO 8.224040 (1996)

 


HARRI WESSMAN
(b. 1949, FINLAND)

Born in Helsinki. He studied musicology at the University of Helsinki and composition with Joonas Kokkonen, first privately and then at the Sibelius Academy. He has been a music critic and a music editor for radio, and has taught theory of music in a variety of places, including the Sibelius Academy. He has composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal, choral and electro-acoustic works. Among his numerous concertante works are Concerto for Horn and Chamber Orchestra (1993), Concerto for Trombone and String Orchestra "Affections" (1992), Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra (1996), Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (2004), Concertino No. 1 for Piano and String Orchestra (1982), Concertino No. 2 for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1987), Concertino for Violin and String Orchestra "Beckmesserin messanza" (1995), Concertino for Cello and String Orchestra "Unkarilainen" (1996), Concertino for Double Bass and String Orchestra (2001), Concertino for Clarinet and String Orchestra (2001), Concertino for Horn and String Orchestra "About rain" (1995), Concertino for Trumpet and String Orchestra "Peilejä" (1997), Concertino for Trombone and String Orchestra (1993).

Trumpet Concerto (1987)

Ole Edvard Antonsen (trumpet)/Christian Lindberg/Nordic Chamber Orchestra
( + Byström: Förvillelser, C. Lindberg: Akbank Bunka and Janson: Norwegian Dance)
BIS CD-1548 (2007)

Jouko Harjanne (trumpet)/Leif Segerstam/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Segerstam: Trumpet Concerto No. 2, Linkola: Trumpet Concerto No. 1 and Hauta-Aho: Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra)
FINLADIA FACD 388 (1991)


SVEND WESTERGAARD
(1922-1988, DENMARK)

He trained as an organist at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and also studied composition studies with Finn Høffding, Bjørn Hjelmborg and Jørgen Jersild. He became a music reviewer in the press and later a theory teacher at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal music. His orchestral catalogue also includes an Oboe Concerto (1950), Capriccio for Violin and String Orchestra, Op. 23 (1960) and Transformazione Sinfonische for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 32 (1976).

Cello Concerto, Op. 26 (1961)

Erling Bløndal Bengtsson (cello)/Ole Schmidt/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Pezzo Concertante)
DANISH MUSIC ANTHOLOGY (DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON) DMA 019 (LP) (1975)


Pezzo Concertante, Op. 27 (1967)

Francesco Cristofoli/Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concertanto)
DANISH MUSIC ANTHOLOGY (DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON) DMA 019 (LP) (1975)


INGVAR WIESLANDER
(1917-1963, SWEDEN)

Born in Jönköping. He studied theory with Sven Svensson at the University of Uppsala and also had some lessons in composition with Lars-Erik Larsson. In addition, he trained in conducting with Tor Mann at the Stockholm Musikhögskolan and completed his studies in Paris with Tony Aubin for composition and Eugène Bigot for conducting. He was director of music at the Malmö City Theater. He composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue includes 6 Symphonies and a Concerto for Strings (1961).

Mutazioni for Two Pianos and Orchestra (1962)

Hans Palsson and Arne Torger (pianos)/Janos Fürst/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Larsson: Cello Concertino and Fernstrom: Songs)
CAPRICE CAP 1027 (LP) (1978)


ADOLF WIKLUND
(1879-1950, SWEDEN)

Born in Långserud, Värmland, the son of an organist. After graduating from the Royal College of Music, Stockholm as an organist and music teacher. Then he continued with piano studies for Richard Andersson and studies in composition and counterpoint with Johan Lindegren and was awarded scholarships to study piano in Sweden and then in Paris. He worked mainly as a conductor. He conducted the Swedish Royal Orchestra, the orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera and the Stockholm Concert Society. His catalogue of works is not large and includes, besides the works for piano and orchestra, a Symphony, a Symphonic Poem, a Violin Sonata and several other works.

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 10 (1906-7, rev. 1935)

Ingemar Edgren (piano)/Jorma Panula/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Summer Night and Sunrise)
CAPRICE CAP 21363 (1988)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1228) (1984)

Martin Sturfalt (piano)/Andrew Manze/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 2 and Concertstück)
HYPERION CDA 67828 (2012)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 17 (1916-7)

Greta Erikson (piano)/Stig Westerberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Summer Night and Sunrise)
CAPRICE CAP 21363 (1988)
(original LP release: CAPRICE CAP 1165) (1979)

Marian Migdal (piano)/Ulf Sandborg/Sandvikens Orchestral Society
( + Eklund: Music for Orchestra)
SWEDISH SOCIETY DISCOFIL SLT 33265 (LP) (1983)

Martin Sturfalt (piano)/Andrew Manze/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No. 1 and Concertstück)
HYPERION CDA 67828 (2012)

Concertstück in C major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 1 (1902)

Martin Sturfalt (piano)/Andrew Manze/Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2)
HYPERION CDA 67828 (2012)

Maria Verbaite (piano)/B. Tommy Andersson/ Norrlands Opera Orchestra
( + Rangström: Ballad for Piano and Orchestra and Norman: Concert Piece for Piano and Orchestra)
STERLING CDS 1095-2 (2011)


AUGUST WINDING
(1835-1899, DENMARK)

Born in Tårs on the island of Lolland. His father, a clergyman who collected and arranged Danish folk songs, was his son’s first music teacher. He then had composition lessons with Carl Reinecke at the Leipzig Conservatory also studied the piano there with Anton Ree as well as theory and composition with Niels W. Gade and had further training with Alexander Dreyschock in Prague. He became a teacher at the Royal Danish Conservatory in Copenhagen. He wrote orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His Violin Concerto has not been recorded.

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (1869)

Oleg Marshev (piano)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra South Jutland
( + Concert Allegro and E. Hartmann: Piano Concerto )
DANACORD DACOCD 581 (2001)

Concert Allegro for Piano in C minor, Op. 29 (1875)

Oleg Marshev (piano)/Matthias Aeschbacher/Danish Philharmonic Orchestra South Jutland
( + Piano Concerto and and E. Hartmann: Piano Concerto)
DANACORD DACOCD 581 (2001)


DAG WIRÉN
(1905-1986, SWEDEN)

Born in Striberg, Örebro County. He studied at the State Academy of Music in Stockholm where Ernst Ellberg and Oskar Lindberg were his composition teachers. In Paris, he studied instrumentation with Leonid Sabanyev. He received his music degree as an organist and then worked as a music critic. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal music. His only unrecorded Symphony is No. 1, Op. 3 (1932) which was withdrawn and transformed into his Sinfonietta. His other major orchestral works have all been recorded.

Piano Concerto, Op. 26 (1950)

Mats Widlund (piano)/Petri Sakari/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto, Serenade for Strings and Divertimento)
CAPRICE CAP 21513 (1996)


Violin Concerto, Op. 23 (1946)

Louis Kaufman (violin)/Sten Frykberg/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1953)
(included in collection: "The Art of Louis Kaufman")
LYS 533-7 (5 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: DISCOPAEDIA MB 1027) (c. 1980)

Nils-Erik Spart (violin)/Sergiu Comissiona/Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Triptych, Wind Quintet and String Quartet No. 5)
CAPRICE CAP 21326 (1990)

Cello Concerto, Op. 10 (1936)

Mats Lidström (cello)/Stefan Solyom/Sami Sinfonietta
( + Symphony No. 3, Sinfonietta and Romantic Suite)
PHONO SUECIA PSCD 716 (2003)

Mats Rondin (cello)/Petri Sakari/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto, Serenade for Strings and Divertimento)
CAPRICE CAP 21513 (1996)

Concertino for Flute and Small Orchestra, Op. 44 (1972)

Jan Bengtson (flute)/Stefan Karpe/Dala Sinfonietta
( + Romantic Suite and Take Your Places on the Stage)
NOSAG RECORDS CD 041 (1999)


MARGERIS ZARINŠ
(1910-1993, LATVIA)

Born in Jaunpiebalga. At the Latvian Conservatory in Riga, he studied composition with Jazeps Vitols and also studied organ and piano. He became director of the Latvian Art Theater and head of the Latvian Composers' Union. His musical output is large and diverse, ranging from opera and musical comedy to solo instrumemtal works and songs. Among his unrecorded concertante works are: Piano Concerto (1936), Organ Concertos Nos. 2 "Triptych Concerto" (1971), 3 "Concerto Patetico" (1975) and 4 (1977).

Concerto No. 1 for Organ and Chamber Orchestra "Concerto Inocente" (1969)

Peteris Sipolniekas (organ)/Tovijs Lifšics/Lithuanian State Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + Dvarionas: Piano Concerto No. 2 and J.S. Bach: Piano Concerto No. 5)
MELODIYA SM 02449-50 (LP) (1972)

Concerto Grosso for Piano, Harpsichord and Orchestra (1968)

Rauf Kharajanyan (piano)/Nora Novika (harpsichord)/Vasily Sinaisky/Latvian State Symphony Orchestra
( + A. Kalnins: Suite of Latvian Folk Songs)
MELODIYA S 10 19181 008 (LP) (1983)


"Greek Vases," Suite for Piano and Orchestra (1960)

Leonids Vigners (piano and conductor)/Latvian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Partita in Baroque Style and Medea)
MELODIYA D 021687-8 (LP)

 


SOURCES OF INFORMATION

 

(1) BOOKS

ASCAP Symphonic Catalog. 3rd ed. (1977)

Bennett, John R. Melodiya: A Soviet Russian L.P. Discography. Westport,CT: Greenwood Press, 1981.

Bernandt, G. B. and I.M. Yampolsky (eds). Sovetskie Kompozitory i Muzykovedy . 3 vols. Moscow: Society of Soviet Composers, 1978-1989.

Clough, Francis F. and C.J. Cuming. The World's Encyclopedia of Recorded Music (including Supplements) in 3 vols. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1952-57.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2d ed., in 29 vols., edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. New York: Grove, 2000.

Ho, Allan and Dmitry Feofanov. Biographical Dictionary of Russian/Soviet Composers. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Jacobsson, Stig. Svenska Tonsättere Diskografi. Gothenburg: Rikskonserter, 1986.

Layton, Robert (ed.). A Guide to the Symphony. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Sadie, Julie Anne and Rhian Samuel (eds). The Norton/Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 1995.

The Society of Norwegian Composers. Contemporay Norwegian Orchestral and Chamber Music. Oslo: Johan Grundt Tanum Forlag, 1970.

Simpson, Robert. The Symphony, 2 vols. New York: Drake Publishers, 1972.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th edition. New York: Schirmer Books, 1992.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (edited by Laura Kuhn). New York: Schirmer Books, 1997.

Swedish Music Information Center. Swedish Composers of the 20th Century. Stockholm: SMIC, 1988.

Thompson, Oscar (ed). The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, updated 11th edition. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1985.

 

(2) RECORD CATALOGS

Gramophone Classical Record Catalogue (retitled: Gramophone Classical Catalogue) (1953-1996)

Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog (retitled: Schwann 1 – Record and Tape Guide and Schwann Opus) (1949-2001)

 

(3) WEBSITES

LIBRARY CATALOGUES AND NATIONAL COMPOSER INFORMATION SITES

British Library Sound Archive http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/nsa.html

Danish Music Info http://www.danishmusic.info/

Denmark: The Royal Library (Main Collection of Printed Music) http://www.kb.dk/en/nb/samling/ma/hs.html

Estonian Music Information Centre (EMIC) http://www.emic.ee/helilooja/heinoeller?lang=eng

Finnish Music Information Centre (FIMIC) http://www.fimic.fi/fimic/fimic.nsf/frontpage?openform&cat=main

Latvian Music Information Centre http://www.lmic.lv/core.php?pageId=745

Iceland Music Information Centre (ITM) http://www.mic.is/eng/

Library and Archives Canada http:www.colectionscanada.gc.

Library of Congress http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

Music Export Lithuania http://www.mic.lt/en/home

New York Public Library Research Catalog http://catnyp.nypl.org/

Norwegian Music Information Centre http://www.mic.no/english

Swedish Music Information Centre (SMIC) http://www.mic.stim.se/avd/mic/prod/micv5.nsf/docsbycodename/start

 

OTHER SITES

Amazon (UK) http://www.amazon.co.uk

Arkiv Music http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/main.jsp

BIS Records http://www.bis.se/index.php

Canfield's Classical Reference classicalreference.com/

Chandos Records http://www.chandos.net

CPO Records http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/cpo/home

Crotchet http://www.crotchet.co.uk

Dutton Vocalion Records http://www.duttonvocalion.com

EMI/Virgin Classics http://www.emiclassics.com

Gramophone Archive http://www.gramophone.net

Hyperion Records http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk

The Living Composer Project http://www.composers21.com/b.htm

MDT Records http://www.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/pages/home/default.asp

Music for Piano and Orchestra: The Recorded Repertory by Dr. Allan B. Ho http://www.siue.edu/~aho/discography/Discography.pdf

MusicWeb International http://www.musicweb-international.com

MuziekWeb (Centrale Discotheek Rotterdam) http://www.muziekweb.nl/menu/shared/cat/pica/index.php

Naxos Records http://www.naxos.com

Onno van Rijen's Soviet Composers Page http://home.wanadoo.nl/ovar/sovcom.htm

RussianComposers.org.uk http://www.russiancomposers.org.uk/index.html

Sterling Records http://www.sterlingcd.com/

20th Century Violin Concertos - Database and Sound Archive by Tobias Bröker http://modernviolin.com/home.html

Unsung Composers http://www.unsungcomposers.com/forum/index.php

 

COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR SITES

Many contemporary composers have their own websites and others can be found on the websites of their publishers. There are also websites for earlier composers and conductors that are maintained by societies that promote their music and recordings. These can be found by typing the composer's name into any search engine.

 



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