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Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto in B minor

I attended a very nice concert today in the concert hall of Turku, Finland… the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam and the pianist Valeria Resjan performed for us today… Obviously the theme for this concert was pomposity – all the pieces heard today are very much pompous and heroic-like in character. But they were

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Another nice concert

On 13th September I attended another very nice concert, this time in the concert hall of Turku, Finland… The Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Pietari Inkinen, and the Finnish soprano Marjukka Tepponen performed for us… What a beautiful concert it was! We heard Sibelius and Mahler. I especially liked the King Christian II Suite of

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Concert on last Friday at the Turku Cathedral…

Attended a concert at the magnificent medieval Turku Cathedral, the oldest church in Finland… it was actually the opening ceremony for the 200th anniversary of the Finnish Bible Society, so there were also some speeches by e.g. the Archbishop of the Finnish Lutheran Church, the mayor of the city of Turku, the head secretary of

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Attended a concert in Jyväskylä

Attended my pianist friend’s exam in Jyväskylä, Central Finland… wow, what a magnificent exam it was… I really liked it a lot, his colorful interpretation… And Prokofjev’s violin sonata no 2 was stunning (the violinist, whom I also know, is also a brilliant musician)… I bet you’ll hear the names Henrik Nissinen and Elias Nyman

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Sibelius, Liszt and Tchaikovsky…

The Finnish mezzo-soprano Laura Nykänen and pianist Ilkka Paananen had a Lied concert in the cultural center “Cruselli” of Uusikaupunki… what a great concert, I must say! They performed some Sibelius, Liszt and Tchaikovsky, and made me realize again how great their music is! I especially loved the duo’s soulful interpretations of Liszt’s “Oh! quand

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