Wednesday 19.7.

Wednesday 19.7.2023

10.00 Salakamari

The Heart of the day

Kaari Martin & Ismo Eskelinen: Are click-clacking and finger snapping appropriate in classical music (in Finnish)?

Wednesday 19.7.2023

43. 11.00 Kuhmo Church — €25/21

To the core/to the max

Maturity can be a curious thing. Whereas Schubert developed and expanded his formal
language to the extreme, Webern travelled in the opposite direction. Which is more - more
or less?

Anton Webern (1883—1945):

Four Pieces, Op. 7 for violin and piano (1910)

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

String Quartet No. 15 in G, D. 887 (1826)

Wednesday 19.7.2023

12.30 Tuupala Primary School

Student concert

The program will be published during music courses

  • Students of the Music Courses

Wednesday 19.7.2023

44. 15.00 Tuupala Primary School — €25/21

Sensitively, powerfully

Laura Hynninen (1976—):

Kaislikossa for harp (2022)

Erkki-Sven Tüür (1959—):

Piano Sonata No. 1 (1985)

"Full of strength and freshness" said Clara Schumann of Robert’s new composition, "as well as
extremely brilliant and effective". The work was dedicated to Clara, this brilliant pianist.

Robert Schumann (1810—1856):

Piano Quintet in E flat, Op. 44 (1842)

Wednesday 19.7.2023

45. 18.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €30/25


Edvard Grieg (1843—1907):

Erotik, Op. 43/5 from Lyric Pieces (1886, arr. for harp and clarinet)

Kimmo Hakola (1958—):

A même les échos I for violin (1988)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata' (1804–05)


Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643—1704):

Auprès du feu l'on fait l'amour

Giovanni Felice Sances (1600—1679):

Tirsi morir volea


J'avais crû qu'en vous aymant

The actress Madam Félicité Saillot Desmousseaux, better remembered as the dutiful wife
of César Franck, greeted the arrival of her husband’s Piano Quintet in F minor with public
condemnation, fiery scorn and a deeply professed hatred. Surprisingly, the same reaction
also befell the dedicatee of the work, the composer and pianist Camille Saint-Saëns.

It is hardly surprising to locate an extra-musical reason for such scorching responses - a
young and beautiful private organ and composition student of César Franck’s. Augusta
Holmès, the composer reports, “arouses me in the most unspiritual desires”. Félicité clearly
understood that the pervasive emotionality and infatuation expressed musically was solely
intended for this “impure and seductive student”. And Saint-Saëns, together with Nikolai
Rimsky-Korsakov and almost the entire male faculty of the Paris Conservatoire, was as well
passionately in love with Augusta.

César Franck (1822—1890):

Piano Quintet in F minor (1879)

Wednesday 19.7.2023

46. 21.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €25/21 **

Bedtime stories

Olli Mustonen (1967—):

The Boreal Owl for voice and piano (2004)

Jean Sibelius (1865—1957):

En saga, Symphonic Poem, Op. 9 (1892, arr. for chamber ensemble by Jaakko Kuusisto)

Olli Mustonen (1967—):

Three Trees, Three Sons, a Viena Karelian folktale for narrator and instrumental ensemble (2009)