Lenny Pickett at the Crusell Music Festival

I’ve had my doze of jazzy woodwind music today 🙂 Lenny Pickett, one of the founding members of the band Tower of Power and the musical director of the TV show “Saturday Night Live“, was here at my tiny little town of Uusikaupunki and played some great music with top-quality Finnish musicians (saxophonists Jouni Järvelä[…]

Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor

Just listening to Grieg’s beautiful Piano Concerto in A minor on TV and rememberig what a beautiful piece it is… !!!! It has this kind of Norwegian feeling in it ???? Like in all of Grieg’s music… The melodies are so folk-like and moody like the Norwegian landscape with its beautiful mountains and valleys… Beautiful[…]

The airplane disaster in France

Such sad news from France… Lots of people killed in an airplane disaster… My deepest condolences for the relatives, families and friends of those who died! Requiescat in pace. Here’s a beautiful song for th memory of the victims: http://youtu.be/NKYyiD8ypCo (Busoni’s beautiful piano transcription of the last movement of Bach’s Violin Partita in D minor – played[…]

A summer of organ music

This summer is going to be CRAZY for local pipe organ freaks here in Uusikaupunki, Finland… The Marcussen organ of the local main Lutheran church has it’s 150th anniversary this year (it’s the oldesr Marcussen organ in Finland!) and many prominent organists are coming here to perform on it throughout the year… Kalevi Kiviniemi, one[…]

Some pretty serious stuff…

Just read from today’s news that 3 people have been killed in a pizzeria today in the town of Laukaa, Central Finland… My deepest condolences for the families and relatives of those who died. Just wondering what’s going on in this country? It’s not that long ago when a similar attack happened in the town[…]