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PRESS RELEASE JUNE 1, 2012

Film music classics in candle light tour at Sibelius Hall on November 2nd, Helsinki Music Centre on November 4th and TampereHall on November 6th Rachmaninoff composed the most renowned piano concerto of the Romantic era in 1900-1901, and dedicated it to his own physician, Doctor Nikolai Dahl. It was first performed in Moscow on October 27th, 1901 conducted by Rachmaninoff’s cousin Alexandr Siloti, while Rachmaninoff himself appeared as the soloist. Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto can be found in Frank Sinatra’s performances and in the ballad “All by myself” by Eric Carmen, as well as in several Hollywood films: for example, … Continued

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Severi Pyysalo´s 1st Piano Concerto “GREEN”

In my upcoming concerto I have tried to continue along the lines which to me as a composer feel natural. A certain kind of “fragmentation” and vertical cuts in relation to repeated themes has always been prominent in my music. I visualise music (especially classical music) as images or as stage music for an imaginary play. Stravinsky has always been a great source of inspiration to me, and he has been that also during the composition of this piece. On the other hand, I have not wanted to deny my musical background in jazz this time either – something that, … Continued

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First symphony concert at Logomo Hall

On Thursday, December 8th 2011, at 7 p.m: Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto 110 years – Jubilee Tour. Rachmaninoff composed this concerto, the most renowned among its kind in the Romantic era, during the years 1900-1901, and dedicated it to his own physician, Doctor Nikolai Dahl. It was first performed in Moscow on October 27th, 1901 conducted by Rachmaninoff’s cousin Alexandr Siloti, while Rachmaninoff himself appeared as the soloist. Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto can be found, amongst others, in Frank Sinatra’s performances and in the ballad “All by myself” by Eric Carmen, as well as in several Hollywood films: for example, … Continued