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“Highlights” is our promotional magazine including news and articles about our composers and their works. The magazine is in English only, and is jointly published by Gehrmans Musikförlag and our Finnish daughter company Fennica Gehrman in Helsinki. 
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Nordic Highlights No. 3 2016

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  • Dante Anarca – a future classic. Sakari Oramo in an interview about Anders Eliasson’s masterwork.
  • Seven Questions to Harri Wessman who compares the compositional process with the art of cooking.
  • Repertoire tips: Autumnal works; symphonic poems, concertos, piano pieces, songs , choral works etc.
  • Front cover: from Sven-David Sandström’s chamber opera Föreställningen (The Performance, see News and Reviews)
  • At present our sound player is out of function, so the Swedish sound samples indicated in the text are missing.
  • Sound samples and video clips from Fennica Gehrman are presented at Fennica Gehrman website
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Nordic Highlights No. 2 2016


Nordic Highlights 2 2016In Nordic Highlights No. 2 2016

  • Focus on Mats Larsson Gothe and Kirmo Lintinen
  • Repertoire tips: Concert Pieces for organ ( solo or with orchestra)
  • Sound samples and video clips are presented below.
  • Finnish sound samples and video clips and more you will find on Fennica Gehrman website
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Nordic Highlights No. 1 2016

Nordic_Highlights_1_2016_coverIn Nordic Highlights No. 1 2016

  • Focus on Marie Samuelsson and her Trilogy of Love.
  • Einar Englund – classicist and classic. 100th anniversary.
  • Repertoire tips: 21st century works for mixed choir
  • Sound and video clips are presented below.
  • Finnish sound and videoclips are presented on Fennica Gehrmans Highlights site.
  • Download Nordic_Highlights_1_2016 as pdf or read  on the screen by clicking on the image below.

Video: Janine Jansen plays Anders Eliasson’s Einsame Fahrt with the Royal Stockholm PO under Sakari Oramo,.

Sound samples

  • Ingvar Lidholm: Poesis
    Norrköping SO/Lü Jia (BIS-1240)
  • Marie Samuelsson: Bastet the Sun Goddess
    Anna Lindal/Royal Stockholm PO/Mats Rondin (Myran Prod 01)
  • Marie Samuelsson: Singla
    Royal Stockholm PO/Mats Rondin (Myran Prod 01)
  • Jacob Mühlrad: Nigun
    Swedish Radio Choir/Royal College of Music Chamber Choir
  • Allan Pettersson: Symphony No. 13
    Norrköping SO/Christian Lindberg (BIS-2190)
  • Jonas Valfridsson: Temples of Kamakura
    Norrköping SO/Michael Francis

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Nordic Highlights No. 4 2015

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  • Read about Daniel Börtz’s new opera Medea, which will be premiered at the Royal Swedish Opera on 23 January.
  • Fennica Gehrman has published the 24 most popular Sibelius piano miniatures. A forgotten treasure trove for pianists.
  • Repertoire tips: Works for ensemble ( 3 – 11 instruments)
  • Sound and video clips are presented below
  • Finnish sound and video clips are presented on Fennica Gehrmans Highlights site
  • Download Nordic_Highlights_4_2015 in pdf format or read on the screen by clicking on the image below.

Sound samples

  • Anders Eliasson: Fantasia per sei strumenti
    Norrbotten NEO/Petter Sundkvist (Studio Acusticum SA05)
  • Marie Samuelsson: Fantasia in a Circle
    The Peärls before Swïne Experience (Myran Prod 01)
  • Albert Schnelzer: Wolfgang is Dancing
    Staffan Mårtensson/Tobias Ringborg/Claes Gunnarsson (Daphne 1031)
  • Benjamin Staern: Bells and Waves
    New European Ensemble/Christian Karlsen

 

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Nordic Highlights No. 3 2015

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  • Seven Questions for Tobias Broström , who is currently in the limelight with a double concerto for two percussionists and orchestra.
  • Focus on Canadian-born Matthew Whittall, now resident in Finland, who writes music where you may sense his love for nature, Zen Buddhism and minimalism.
  • Repertoar tips: Song Cycles for voice and piano, from the 1990th until today.
  • Swedish sound samples and video clips are presented below.
  • Finnish sound samples and video clips are presented on Fennica Gehrmans Highlights site

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Video Clip:
Tobias Broström – Theatron

Tobias Broström: On Urban Ground

Sound samples:

  • Fredrik Ullén: Lady Macbeth – Sound cloud
    Katarina Karnéus/Matti Hirvonen
  • Tobias Broström: String Quartet
    New York Rider
  • Anders Eliasson: Vier Lieder Nr. 1 Gefunden
    Maria Högman/Henrik Löwenmark (PSCD 133)
  • Albert Schnelzer: Requiem – The Pain II
    Susanna Andersson/Francisca Skoogh (Daphne 1031)
  • Benjamin Staern: Tranströmer Songs – Tre strofer
    Carina Vinke/Hanna Shybayeva (Silent Echoes)

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Nordic Highlights No. 2 2015

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  • Focus on Fredrik Högberg, who enjoys playing with expectations and conventions.
  • Readd about Kari Tikka’s opera Luther
  • Repertoire tips: Trumpet Concertos
  • Sound samples and video clips are presented below.
  • Finnish sound samples and video clips on Fennica Gehrman‘s website

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Video clips:
Fredrik Högberg: The Accordion King

Fredrik Högberg: Konzert für Zwei Posaunen

Fredrik Högberg: Ice Concerto

Albert Schnelzer: Dance with the Devil

Tobias Broström: On Urban Ground

Rolf Martinsson: Ich denke Dein…

Sound samples: Trumpet Concertos

  • Tobis Broström: Lucernaris – Concerto for Trumpet, Live Electronics and Orchestra
    Håkan Hardenberger/Gävle SO/Johannes Gustavsson
    (SSACD 1145)
  • Daniel Börtz: Trumpet Concerto – Songs and Dances
    Håkan Hardenberger/Malmö SO/Gilbert Varga
    (BIS-CD-1021)
  • Fredrik Högberg: The Poem
    Ole Edvard Antonsen/Norrlandsoperan SO/Ari Rasilainen
  • Rolf Martinsson: Bridge – Trumpet Concerto No. 1
    Håkan Hardenberger/Göteborg SO/Neeme Järvi
    (BIS-CD-1208)

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Nordic Highlights No. 1 2015

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  • Focus on Albert Schnelzer and Olli Kartekangas
  • Repertoire Tips: 21st century works for solo piano
  • Sound sample and video clips are presented below
  • Finnish sound samples and video clips on Fennica Gehrman website
  • Download Nordic_Highlights_1_2015 as pdf  or read directly on your screen by clicking on the image below.

Video Clip:
Albert Schnelzer – Brain Damage – Concerto for Orchestra

Sound samples referred to in the magazine:
Martin Skafte : Twelve Preludes

  • Albert Schnelzer: Dance with the Devil
    Francisca Skoogh, piano (Daphne 1031)
  • Benjamin Staern: Polar Vortex
    Gävle SO/Leif Segerstam
  • Staffan Storm: …im Mondschein…
    Francisca Skoogh, piano (Daphne 1036)

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Nordic Highlights No. 4 2014

  • untitledFocus on Tommie Haglund and Lotta Wennäkoski
  • Repertoire tips: Works for saxophone and orchestra
  • Sound samples and video clips are presented below
  • Sound samples and video clips from Fennica Gehrmans can be found at www.fennicagehrman.fi
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Video clip: Albert Schnelzer – Brain Damage
From the world premiere with Gothenburg SO/Alain Altinoglu

Below you will find the sound samples referred to in the text:

  • Marie Samuelsson: Singla
    Royal Stockholm Philharmonic/Mats Rondin (CD: MyranProd 01)
  • Tommie Haglund: Hymnen an die Nacht
    Elizabeth Pitcairn/Helsingborg SO/Hannu Koivula (PSCD 184)
  • Tommie Haglund: String Trio (Sollievo dopo la tempesta)
    Trio Zilliacus/Persson/Raitinen
  • Tommie Haglund: Flaminis Aura
    Ernst Simon Glaser/Göteborg SO/David Afkham
  • Anders Eliasson: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and String Orchestra
    Anders Paulsson/Norrköping SO/Anders Paulsson (PSCD 188)
  • Fredrik Högberg: Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Orchestra
    Anders Paulsson/Västerås Sinfonietta/Glenn Mossop (IMCD 072)
  • Lars-Erik Larsson:  Concerto for Saxophone and String Orchestra
    Christer Johansson/Swedish Radio SO/Leif Segerstan(CAP 21492)
  • Nils Lindberg: Mytologiska bilder
    Anders Paulsson/DalaSinfoniettan/Bjarte Engeset (SCD 1140)
  • Rolf Martinsson: Golden Harmony
    Anders Paulsson/Norrlandsoperans SO/Christoph Altstaedt (PSCD 188)

 

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Nordic Highlights No. 3 2014

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  • Read about  Rolf Martinsson’s collaboration with soprano Lisa Larsson, which has opened doors to major concert stages around Europe.
  • Jüri Reinvere’s opera ”Peer Gynt” receives its world premiere  at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo on 29 November.
  • Repertoire tips: Works for chamber orchestra
  • Sound samples and video clips are presented below
  • Sound samples and video clips from Fennica Gehrman can be found at fennicagehrman.fi
  • Download Nordic_Highlights_3_2014 or read on the screen by clicking on the image below.

Video clip: Fredrik Högberg – Melodram
Olle Persson and RollinPhones from the world premiere 11 January 2014

Below you will find the sound samples referred to in the text:

  • Rolf Martinsson: ur Orchestral Songs, If You were Coming in the Fall
    Lisa Larsson/Västerås-Jönköpings Sinfonietta/Hannu Koivula
  • Daniel Börtz: Sinfonia 11
    Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Ingar Bergby
  • Halvor Haug: Insignia
    English Chamber Orchestra/Ole Kristian Ruud (Simax PSC 1113)
  • Marie Samuelsson: Airborne LInes and Rumbles
    Helsingborg SO/Andrew Manze
  • Albert Schnelzer: The Enchanter – Oboe Concerto
    Francois Leleux/Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Lionel Bringuier
  • Benjamin Staern: Wave Movements
    Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie/Daniel Raiskin
  • Mirjam Tally: Lament
    Norrlandsoperan SO/Rumon Gamba

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Nordic Highlights No 2 2014

In Nordic Highlights No 2 2014:

  • Benjamin Staern’s busy 2014
  • Portrait of Juhani Nuorvola
  • Repertoire tips: Operas with female focus
  • Sound samples and video clips referred to in the text is presented below
  • Sound samples and video clips from Fennica Gehrman can be found at www.fennicagehrman.fi
  • Download Nordic Highlights No 2 2014 as pdf or read on the screen by clicking on the image below.

Video Clips:

Fredrik Högberg: Ice Concerto

Fredrik Högberg: Woman of Cain

Sven-David Sandström: In the Footprints of Bach

Sound samples:

  • Anders Eliasson: Symphony No. 4
    Royal Stockholm Philharmonic/Sakari Oramo
  • Benjamin Staern: Godai – from 1st movement Chi
    Malmö SO/Marc Soustrot
    (Recording from the world premiere 15 May/Sveriges Radio P2)
  • Benjamin Staern: Kunde jag följa dig from Sånger om bländvit kärlek
    Anna Larsson/Helsingborg SO/Stefan Solyom
    (Recording from world premiere 6 april/Sveriges Radio P2)
  • Benjamin Staern: Opposing Dance
    Haga duo
  • Daniel Börtz: Marie’s aria, “Hit kom jag som flicka…” from Marie Antionette
    Katarina Nilsson/Folkopera Orchestra/Kerstin Nerbe (CD: Caprice CAP 22047)
  • Eduard Tubin: Barbara von Tisenhusen, aria from act III, scene 8
    Helvi Raamat/Estonian Opera Orchestra/Peeter Lilje (CD: Ondine ODE 776-2D)
  • Marie Samuelsson: Bastet the Sun Goddess – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
    Anna Lindal/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic/Mats Rondin (CD: Myran Prod 01)untitled

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Nordic Highlights No 1 2014

  • Read about the St Matthew Passion, one of Sven-David Sandström’s major works, which received its world premiere in Berliner Philharmonie in February.
  • Estonian Mihkel Kerem, conductor, violinist and prolific composer, with over a hundred works to his name.
  • Repertoire tips: Chamber music with piano (trios, quartets and quintets)
  • Sound samples referred to in the text, is presented  below.
  • Sound samples and video clips from Fennica Gehrman can be found at www.fennicagehrman.fi
  • Download Nordic Highlights 1 2014 as pdf or read on the screen by clicking on the image below.

Below you will find the following sound samples referred to in the text:

  • Jörgen Dafgård: Mahler Revisited
    Pearls Before Swïne Experience (Chamber Sound CSCD 11045)
  • Anders Eliasson: Fogliame
    Sonanza (Caprice CAP 21450)
  • Albert Schnelzer: Predatory Dances
    Tobias Ringborg/Claes Gunnarsson/Per Lundberg (Daphne 1031)
  • Johan Ullén: The Deadly Sins, I: Hybrishl_sid 1 Trio Nova
  • Allan Pettersson: from Symphony No 9
    Norrköpings Symfoniorkester/Christian Lindberg (BIS-2038)
  • Albert Schnelzer: The Enchanter
    Francois Leleux/Svenska Kammarorkestern/Lionel Bringuier

     

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Nordic Highlights No. 4 2013

 

Videoklipp: Rolf Martinsson – Double Bass Concerto
Edicson Ruiz/Göteborgs Symfoniorkester/Manuel Lopéz Goméz 

Below you will find the sound samples referred to in the text:

  • Mirjan Tally: Turbulence
    Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Risto Joost
  • Jonas Valfridsson: In Killing Fields Sweet Butterfly Ascend
    Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra/Chikara Iwamura
  • Tobias Broström: Cello Concerto
    Mats Rondin/Västerås Sinfonietta (dbCD154)

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Nordic Highlights No. 3 2013

  • Anders Eliasson passed away on 20 May. It was not only Sweden that lost a great composer – but the whole musical world. Read Tony Lundman’s obituary in the latest issue of Highlights.
  • Also read about Veli-Matti Puumala who has set out to alter our concept of time through his music.
  • Repertoire tips: Music for wind and brass bands. 10 works by 10 composers.
  • Video clip and sound samples below.

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Video clip: Albert Schnelzer’s A Freak in Burbank performed by the Gothenburg SO/Stefan Solyom

Below you will find sound samples presented in the text:

  • Anders Eliasson: Konsert för violin, piano och orkester
    Ulf Wallin, Roland Pöntinen, Sveriges Radio SO/Johannes Gustavsson (CPO 777 334-2)
  • Anders Eliasson: Ostacoli
    Camerata Nordica/Levon Chilingirian (CAP 21731)
  • Hugo Alfvén/arr: A. Högstedt: Suite from the Mountain King, mov. IV, V, VII
    Stockholms Blåsarsymfoniker/Christian Lindberg (BIS-CD-1268)
  • Fredrik Högberg: Trolltuba
    Stockholms Blåsarsymfoniker/Christian Lindberg (BIS-CD-1625)
  • HildingRosenberg: Symfoni frö blåsare och slagverk – Babels torn
    Östgöta Blåsarsymfoniker/Hermann Bäumer (BIS-CD-1136)

 

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