Tuesday 18.7.

Tuesday 18.7.2023

10.00 Salakamari

The Heart of the day

Osmo Tapio Räihälä presents the Festival's program (in English).

Tuesday 18.7.2023

39. 11.00 Kuhmo Church — €25/21

Drifting north

Amy Beach recorded the music of the Native-American peoples just as, at the same time, at
the same latitude but on the other side of the world, many Finns were involved in the same
endeavour. The viola presents Inuit folk songs dealing with life itself. Soon these voices
inspired by the northern landscape will be found only in our imagination as the north
retreats further and further northwards.

Amy Beach (1867—1944):

String Quartet, Op. 89 (1929)

Outi Tarkiainen (1985—):

Quintet for basset clarinet and string quartet (2023, commissioned by the Kuhmo Chamber Music, premier. The Finnish Cultural Foundation has supported the commission.)

Kaija Saariaho (1952—):

Fleurs de neige from Neiges (1998, version for string quartet)

Krishna Nagaraja (1975—):

Stringar for string quartet (2020)

Tuesday 18.7.2023

40. 15.00 Tuupala Primary School — €25/21

Rhymes to recite

Olli Mustonen (1967—):

Jehkin Iivana, Sonata for guitar (2004)

Jean Sibelius (1865—1957):

Piano Quintet in G minor (1890)

Tuesday 18.7.2023

41. 18.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €30/25

Tutors and inspirators

At the suggestion of his friend Toivo Kuula, Leevi Madetoja set off for Paris. There he entered
the class of Vincent d’Indy and had great expectations for their collaboration.

Ultimately, this amounted to no more than one official meeting, but this meeting and Paris itself

continued to inspire Madetoja for a long while thereafter. Contrastingly, Jean Françaix, the
curious odd-ball of early 20th-century Paris, said that he took constant inspiration from the
music of Mozart and Ravel.

Leevi Madetoja (1887—1947):

Lyric Suite, Op. 51 for cello and piano (1922)

Vincent d'Indy (1851—1931):

Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 7 (1878–88)


W. A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Oiseaux, si tous les ans, K. 307 (1777–78)

W. A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Abendempfindung, K. 523 (1787)

Maurice Ravel (1875—1937):

Piano Trio in A minor (1914)

Tuesday 18.7.2023

42. 21.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €25/21

Sceneries and folk dances

Jean Sibelius (1865—1957):

Cinq Danses champêtres, Op. 106 for violin and piano (1925)

Krishna Nagaraja (1975—):

Vandreslått from A Norwegian Suite for solo hardanger fiddle (2019)

Béla Bartók (1881—1945):

String Quartet No. 5, BB 110 (1934)