Thursday 25.7.

Thursday 25.7.2024

10.00 Salakamari

The Heart of the Day – soprano Pia Freund (in English)

Thursday 25.7.2024

46. 11.00 Kuhmo Church — €25/21 **


Pierre Sandrin (1490—1561):

Doulce mémoire (1538)

Orlando di Lasso (1532—1594):

Je l'aime bien, LV 39 (1555)

Orlando di Lasso (1532—1594):

La nuict froide et sombre, LV 578 (1576)


Istanpitta Ghaetta (14. century)

Giuseppe Giamberti (1600—1662):

Solfeggiamento (1657)

Vincenzo Ruffo (1508—1587):

La Gamba (1564)

Giorgio Mainerio (1535—1582):

Saltarello from Il primo libro de balli (1578)

Francis Poulenc (1899—1963):

Sonata, FP 33a for French horn, trumpet and trombone (1922)

Thursday 25.7.2024

12.30 Tuupala Primary School

Student concert

  • Students of the Music Courses

Thursday 25.7.2024

47. 15.00 Tuupala Primary School — €25/21


Robert Schumann (1810—1856):

Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102 for cello and piano (1849)

Ester Mägi (1922—2021):

Ballade for violin and piano (1955)

Imagine being in the audience at the Moscow Conservatoire in 1876 when Tchaikovsky met Tolstoy. At the time, Pyotr was a professor at the conservatoire and hadn’t yet achieved the international fame we associate with him today. Tchaikovsky had been granted the opportunity to organise a concert of his own works, and the funds for this concert gave him the occasion to compose his first String Quartet. The new work simply had to be a success; he might never get a second chance. Years later, Tchaikovsky recalled how Tolstoy had been moved to tears after hearing the quartet’s slow movement.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840—1893):

String Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 11 (1871)

Thursday 25.7.2024

48. 18.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €30/25


In 1883, at the age of 19 and having completed his studies in classical style, Richard Strauss moved to Berlin to undertake some more study and discovered a new model: Johannes Brahms. At the time, Brahms was only 50 years old and at the height of his powers. Under the new influence of Brahms, Strauss began working on the Piano Quartet in C minor where the sobriety and grandeur of Brahms meet the fire and impetuous virtuosity of the young Strauss.

Richard Strauss (1864—1949):

Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13 (1883–84)


Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Piano Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 26 (1861)

Thursday 25.7.2024

49. 21.00 Kuhmo Arts Centre — €25/21


It was around the time he composed his ‘Geistervariationen’ that Schumann’s mind finally began to falter. He explained that he was surrounded by spirits, that he heard voices that sang to him in beautiful, otherworldly melodies and, at times, threatened to banish him to hell. After completing the work, he sought help at a mental hospital.

Pierrot Lunaire takes us to another kind of madness, a world of wine, the moon, and the sweet mix of love and death in the texts of Albert Giraud. The work features the extensive use of ‘Sprechgesang’ or ‘speech singing’, and its texts and virtuosity have secured its position as one of the cult works of the twentieth century.

Robert Schumann (1810—1856):

Theme and Variations in E flat, WoO 24 for piano 'Geistervariationen' (1854)

Arnold Schönberg (1874—1951):

Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 for speaker, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano (1912, lyrics: Albert Giraud)