9
2017
Innuo
baroque orchestra
Instrumentation: 2 flutes/recorders, oboe, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass
Commissioned by: Finnish Baroque Orchestra
First performance: Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Hämeenlinna, November 30, 2017
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20
2017
Appo
Concerto for recorder and orchestra
Instrumentation: solo recorder, 2022/1100/01, strings
Commissioned by: Eero Saunamäki
First performance: Eero Saunamäki and Avanti! Chamber Orchestra cond. Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Helsinki, November 6, 2017
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25
2017
Suuna
Concerto for trombone and orchestra
Instrumentation: solo trombone, 2232/2221/00, strings
Commissioned by: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
First performance:
Notes: Movements: 1. Ready, 2. Steady, 3. Go
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25
2017
Sinfoniaviis
orchestra
Instrumentation: 2222/2221/02, strings
Commissioned by: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
First performance: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Susanna Mälkki, April 20, 2017
Notes: Movements: 1. Downbeat, 2. Hibeat, 3. Offbeat, 4. Lobeat, 5. Upbeat
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2016
Tarinaoopperabaletti
Concerto for electric cello and ensemble or orchestra
Instrumentation: (minimum) 1021/1200/01, MIDI-kbd, electronics, solo electric cello, strings: 11111
Commissioned by: Juho Laitinen and Avanti! Chamber Orchestra
First performance: Juho Laitinen, electric cello, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Tomas Djupsjöbacka, Helsinki, April 18, 2016
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24
2015
Teoton
Concerto for sheng and orchestra
Instrumentation: 2222/2220/02, strings
Commissioned by: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, NTR ZaterdagMatinee, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
First performance: Wu Wei and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. by Ilan Volkov, Seoul, October 30, 2015
Notes: Movements: 1. Fever, 2. Adrift, 3. Game, 4. Bliss
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7
2015
Ihmix
Chinese orchestra
Instrumentation: Chinese Orchestra
Commissioned by: Helsinki Festival and Hong-Kong Chinese Orchestra
First performance: Hong-Kong Chinese Orchestra cond. Yan Huichang, Helsinki, August 27, 2015
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2015
Anomal Dances
Concerto for quarter-tone accordion and orchestra
Instrumentation: 2232/2221/01, strings
Commissioned by: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
First performance: Veli Kujala and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Susanna Mälkki, Helsinki, March 20, 2015
Notes: Movements: 1. Polynaice / Polinessi, 2. Whaltz / Valassi, 3. Dangerei / Tankeri, 4. Nitegali / Yömyyri, 5. Flame 'n go / Leimuri
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23
2014
Oire
Cello concerto
Instrumentation: 2232/2221/02, piano, strings
Commissioned by: Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
First performance: Anssi Karttunen and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Erkki Lasonpalo, Tampere, November 28, 2014
Notes: Movements: 1. Aihe, 2. Kaiho, 3. Vaihe, 4. Viehe
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18
2012
Mora
tenor voice and baroque orchestra
Instrumentation: 2202/0200/0(1), (harpsichord), strings
Commissioned by: Finnish Baroque Orchestra (FiBO)
First performance: Topi Lehtipuu and FiBO, cond. Hannu Lintu, Turku Music Festival, August 18, 2012
Recordings: FiBO001 "MORAMORAMOR" (2017) - Topi Lehtipuu, Finnish Baroque Orchestra, leading Antti Tikkanen
Notes: Movements: 1. Vaiko, 2. Voiku, 3. Raiku
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16
2012
Voice Verser
soprano voice and orchestra
Instrumentation: 2022/2221/02, piano/celesta, strings
Commissioned by: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Hessischer Rundfunk
First performance: Anu Komsi and Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Sakari Oramo, Frankfurt, Nov 1, 2012
Notes: Movements: 1. Desparia, 2. Come, 3. Riitti
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2011
Sulci
string orchestra
Instrumentation: strings: 5.5.4.3.2
Commissioned by: Ostrobottnian Chamber Orchestra
First performance: Ostrobottnian Chamber Orchestra, cond. Juha Kangas, Kokkola March 26, 2011
Recordings: Alba Records ABCD 355 (2013) "Epifania" - Ostrobottnian Chamber Orchestra, cond. Juha Kangas
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2008
False Memories I-III
Morphoses for orchestra
Instrumentation: 2232/2221/03, strings
Commissioned by: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
First performance: Finnish RSO, cond. Sakari Oramo, Helsinki, April 18, 2008
Recordings: Ondine ODE 1166-2 (2010) "Vie, Missa, False Memories I-III": Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. John Storgårds
Notes: Movements: 1. Review, 2. Nostalgy, 3. Trauma
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2008
Sun Games
orchestra
Instrumentation: 1111/2220/02 strings
Commissioned by: Sävellyspaja ry.
First performance: Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Dima Slobodeniuk, Porvoo June 27, 2008
Notes: A tribute to Magnus Lindberg, for his 50th anniversary
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30
2007
Missa
Clarinet concerto
Instrumentation: 2222/2200/02, strings
Commissioned by: Joint commission by Tampere Philharmonia & Scottish Chamber Orch.
First performance: Kari Kriikku, clarinet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, cond. John Storgårds, Glasgow, May 4, 2007
Recordings: Ondine ODE 1166-2 (2010) "Vie, Missa, False Memories I-III": Kari Kriikku, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. John Storgårds
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2007
Vie
A Concerto for orchestra
Instrumentation: 2232/2221/12, strings
Commissioned by: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
First performance: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Leif Segerstam, Helsinki, Oct 3 & 4, 2007
Recordings: Ondine ODE 1166-2 (2010) "Vie, Missa, False Memories I-III": Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. John Storgårds
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2005
Spiriti
Accordion concerto
Instrumentation: 2222/2200/10, strings
Commissioned by: Tapiola Sinfonietta
First performance: Mikko Luoma and Tapiola Sinfonietta, cond. Stefan Asbury, Espoo, March 5, 2005
Recordings: Record of the year 2008 = Alba Records 258 (2008) "nemo, Puro, Spiriti": Mikko Luoma, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Susanna Mälkki
Notes: Movements: 1. Introduzione, 2. Elevazione, 3. Esaltazione, 4. Incubo nostalgico, 5. Scatto finale
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30
2005
Aim
Guitar concerto
Instrumentation: 2121/2121/02, harp, strings
Commissioned by: Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Ismo Eskelinen and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Sakari Oramo, Helsinki, April 20, 2005
Notes: Movements: 1. Dawn, 2. Morning, 3. Afternoon, 4. Evening, 5. Night
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8
2000
Koi
A Prelude for orchestra
Instrumentation: 2232/2221/00, strings
Commissioned by: The 2nd International Sibelius Conductors' Competition
First performance: Finnish RSO, cond. Sakari Oramo, Helsinki, Oct. 11, 2000
Notes: test piece for competition
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2000
Mind
Piano concerto
Instrumentation: 2232/2221/03, harp, strings
Commissioned by: Ortwin Stürmer and Hessischer Rundfunk
First performance: Fpp: Ortwin Stürmer and Frankfurt RSO, cond. Sakari Oramo, Frankfurt, Nov 23, 2000. Fcp: Juhani Lagerspetz and Finnish RSO, cond. Sakari Oramo, Helsinki, Feb 28, 2003
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2006. Alba Records (2006) "Minds and Moods": Juhani Lagerspetz, Tampere Filharmonia, cond. Susanna Mälkki
Notes: Movements: 1. Earth - Reflection, 2. Air -Play, 3. Water - Dream, 4. Fire - Passion
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15
2000
Luo
Concerto for MIDI wind-controller and orchestra performing in separate locations
Instrumentation: 2222/2100/01, 2 MIDI keyboards with samplers, strings
Commissioned by: CARTES
First performance: Heikki Nikula and Tapiola Sinfonietta, cond. Tuomas Ollila, Electronics Jukka Tiensuu, Espoo and Helsinki, Nov. 25, 2000
Notes: In the first performance the soloist played in a different city than the orchestra and they communicated only through MIDI code (which was sent through telephone wires)
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9
1999
Mood
Stereophonic music for small orchestra
Instrumentation: 2122/4111/00, strings: minimum 3-3-0-2-2 (recommended 7-7-0-5-4)
Commissioned by: Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Finnish Radio Symphony Orch., cond Saraste, Jan 26, 2000
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2006. Alba Records (2006) "Minds and Moods": Juhani Lagerspetz, Tampere Filharmonia, cond. Susanna Mälkki
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9
1998
Alma III: Soma
orchestra and sampler
Instrumentation: 2232/2231/12, keyboard with sampler, strings
Commissioned by: Warsaw Autumn Festival and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
First performance: Sinfonia Varsovia, cond. Jacek Kaspszyk,Warsaw Autumn Festival, September 21, 1998
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2006. Alba Records (2006) "Minds and Moods": Juhani Lagerspetz, Tampere Filharmonia, cond. Susanna Mälkki
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1996
Alma II: Lumo
orchestra and sampler
Instrumentation: 2232/2221/03, keyboard with sampler, strings
Commissioned by: Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
First performance: Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Tuomas Ollila, sampler Jukka Tiensuu, Tampere, February 23, 1996
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2006. Alba Records (2006) "Minds and Moods": Juhani Lagerspetz, Tampere Filharmonia, cond. Susanna Mälkki
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23
1995
Alma I: Himo
orchestra and sampler
Instrumentation: 2232/2231/12, keyboard with sampler, strings
Commissioned by: Helsinki Festival and Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Sakari Oramo, Helsinki Festival, August 23, 1995
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12
1994
Plus V
solo accordion and string orchestra
Instrumentation: accordion, string orchestra
Commissioned by:
First performance: Matti Rantanen, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Petter Sundkvist, Tampere Biennale, April 8, 1994
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20
1994
Halo
A Symphony for orchestra
Instrumentation: 2222/3231/10, strings
Commissioned by: Kuopio City Orchestra
First performance: Kuopio City Orchestra, cond. Paul Mägi, Kuopio, November 19, 1994
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20
1991
Lume
orchestra and 4-track tape or sampler
Instrumentation: 3332/4331/03, piano, strings, 4-track tape
Commissioned by: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
First performance: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Diego Masson, Helsinki Biennale, March 14, 1991
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18
1989
Puro
Clarinet concerto
Instrumentation: 2220/2220/01, strings
Commissioned by: Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Kari Kriikku, clarinet, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Helsinki, April 26, 1989
Recordings: Record of the year 2008 = Alba Records 258 (2008) "nemo, Puro, Spiriti": Kari Kriikku, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Susanna Mälkki; Finlandia FACD 402 (1988) "Tokko, Puro, Mxpzkl, M": Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Jukka-Pekka Saraste
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20
1980
M
Harpsichord concerto
Instrumentation: amplified solo harpsichord, 3 percussions, strings (minimum): 4-4-3-3-2
Commissioned by: Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Radio Chamber Orchestra, cond. Ernst Bour, International Gaudeamus Week, Hilversum, September 13, 1981
Recordings: Finlandia FACD 402 (1988) "Tokko, Puro, Mxpzkl, M": Jukka Tiensuu, harpsichord, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Jukka-Pekka Saraste
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10
1977
Mxpzkl
orchestra
Instrumentation: 3332/4331/23, piano, strings
Commissioned by:
First performance: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Leif Segerstam, Helsinki Biennale, March 13, 1985
Recordings: Finlandia FACD 402 (1988) "Tokko, Puro, Mxpzkl, M": Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Jukka-Pekka Saraste
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1973
Tanka
high voice and small orchestra
Instrumentation: 2022/2000/00, strings
Commissioned by:
First performance: Eero Erkkilä, tenor, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Harry Damgaard, Helsinki, April 23, 1976
Notes: Text by Saigyo (translation in Finnish by Tuomas Anhava)
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10
1971
Largo
string orchestra
Instrumentation: string orchestra: 8-8-6-6-4 (minimum)
Commissioned by:
First performance: Ung Nordisk Musik Festival Orchestra, cond. Arnulv Hegstad, Ung Nordisk Musik Festival, Oslo, 1973
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20
2014
Hehkuu
sheng and ensemble
Instrumentation: 1121/1110/01, harp, piano, strings: 11110
Commissioned by: Ensemble intercontemporain
First performance: Wu Wei and EIC, cond. Matthias Pintscher, Paris, May 16, 2014
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18
2012
Hou
concerto for violin and ensemble
Instrumentation: 1011/1110/01, piano, strings: 11111
Commissioned by: Koussevitzky Music Foundation
First performance: Cho-Liang Lin/vl, ensemble cond. by David Alan Miller, New Paths in Music, New York NY, June 21, 2012
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3
2011
Brandi
The 2nd mvt to J. S. Bach's 3rd Brandenburg Concerto
Instrumentation: 3 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, contrabass, harpsichord
Commissioned by: Kuhmo Chamber Music
First performance: Kuhmo Chamber Music, July 12, 2011
Recordings: FiBO001 "MORAMORAMOR" (2017) - Finnish Baroque Orchestra, leading Antti Tikkanen
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15
2008
Ikisyyt
ensemble
Instrumentation: 1011/1110/02, kantele or harp, strings: 11111
Commissioned by: Kalevalaseuran säätiö
First performance: Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Helsinki, February 28, 2009
Recordings: Kalevalaseuran säätiö CD (2009): Avanti! chamber orchestra, cond. Jan Söderblom
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20
2004
Umori
big band
Instrumentation: 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, percussion, contrabass
Commissioned by: Tampere-Biennale
First performance: Umo jazz orch., cond. Kirmo Lintinen, Tampere April 1, 2004
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2000
Ember
concertino for flute and small ensemble
Instrumentation: flute solo, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello
Commissioned by: Musica Nova Helsinki
First performance: Mikael Helasvuo, ensemble Court-circuit, cond. Pierre-André Valade, Musica Nova Helsinki, March 5, 2000
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22
1997
nemo
ensemble and electronics
Instrumentation: 1121/1110/01, keyboard with sampler, strings: 11111
Commissioned by: French Ministry of Culture
First performance: NEM, cond. L. Vaillancourt, Paris, IRCAM, October 2, 1997
Recordings: Record of the year 2008 = Alba Records 258 (2008) "nemo, Puro, Spiriti": Kari Kriikku, Mikko Luoma, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, cond. Susanna Mälkki
Notes: "giddy, sunny and seductive" - New Yrok Times
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12
1995
Vento
clarinet choir
Instrumentation: 17 clarinets minimum: 12 in Bb, 2 Basset Horns, 2 Bass Clarinets, Contrabass Clarinet
Commissioned by: Finnish Clarinet Society
First performance: Finnish-English clarinet choir, Uusikaupunki, Crusell Week, July 30, 1995
Recordings: Suomen klarinettiseura ry SKLAS-98 (1999) "Vento": Finnish Clarinet Ensemble, cond. Jyri Nissilä
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23
1982
P=Pinocchio?
soprano voice, ensemble and computer
Instrumentation: soprano voice, flute/alto flute, bass clarinet, harpsichord, violin, cello, (tapes and) computer interaction in real-time
Commissioned by: IRCAM (commande d'État)
First performance: Sigune von Osten, soprano, Jukka Tiensuu, computer and sound direction, Ensemble InterContemporain, cond. Denis Cohen, Paris, December 3, 1982
Notes: currently unavailable
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15
1980
Passage
soprano voice, ensemble and live electronics
Instrumentation: soprano voice, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, trombone, electric guitar, live electronics, strings: 11011
Commissioned by: Ensemble de l'Itinéraire
First performance: Ensemble de l'Itinéraire, Nell Froger, soprano, cond. Jacques Mercier, Paris, February 25, 1980
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10
1979
Yang
two ensembles (8 or 8+8 players)
Instrumentation: flute/bass flute, 2 bass clarinets, trombone, percussion, piano, accordion, harpsichord, strings: 20222
Commissioned by:
First performance: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Jukka Tiensuu, Helsinki, November 8, 1983
Notes: Yang I and Yang II played simultaneously
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1978
Yang I
ensemble (8 players)
Instrumentation: fl/bass fl, bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, contrabass
Commissioned by: Goethe-Institut
First performance: Das Neue Werk, cond. Dieter Cichewiecz, Helsinki, November 17, 1978
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1979
Yang II
ensemble(8 players)
Instrumentation: bass clarinet, trombone, accordion, harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, contrabass
Commissioned by:
First performance: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Jukka Tiensuu, Helsinki, November 8, 1983
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2015
Kuuhiomo
proludi for any ensemble of melody instruments
Instrumentation: any melody instruments
Commissioned by: Kuhmo Chamber Music
First performance:
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2012
Kalaasi
flute, clarinet, trombone, contrabass
Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, trombone, contrabass
Commissioned by:
First performance: Avanti!, Helsinki, Oct 14, 2012
Notes: A tribute to Kaija Saariaho for her 60th anniversary
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11
2012
Armotta
viola, cello, guitar
Instrumentation: viola, cello, guitar
Commissioned by: Finnish Viola Society
First performance: Fop: Tampere National Viola Competition, Nov 24, 2012
Notes: test piece for the Tampere National Viola Competition 2012
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2011
Kvagmaa
two string quartets tuned a quarter-tone apart
Instrumentation: two string quartets tuned a quarter-tone apart
Commissioned by: Kaustisen kamarimusiikki
First performance: Rantatie and Meta4 string quartets, Kaustinen, Feb 4, 2012
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14
2011
Egregore
kantele, guitar, accordion, piano
Instrumentation: kantele, guitar, accordion, piano
Commissioned by: Sibelius Academy, Piano Music Department
First performance: Olga Shishkina, Timo Kaakkolammi, Vincent Lhermet, Anna Vaahtoranta, Helsinki, October 24, 2011
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2011
Ball Up
any number of any melody instruments
Instrumentation: any melody instrument(s)
Commissioned by: Denis Patkovic
First performance: Fp (version for accordion): Denis Patkovic, Helsinki, May 24, 2013
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13
2010
Nous
clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano
Instrumentation: clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano
Commissioned by: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
First performance: Kari Kriikku, Elina Vähälä, Richard O'Neill, Fred Sherry, Juho Pohjonen, New York, March 16, 2010
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6
2009
Blow / Blau
a pair of fanfares for three wind trios
Instrumentation: flute/piccolo, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 clarinets, horn, tuba
Commissioned by: Avanti! Chamber orchestra
First performance: Avanti!, Suvisoitto festival, Porvoo, June 26, 2009
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12
2008
Rack
string quartet
Instrumentation: string quartet
Commissioned by: Arditti String Quartet
First performance: Arditti String Quartet, Ultima festival, Oslo, Oct 10, 2008
Recordings: Record of the year 2015 = Alba Records ABCD 383 (2015) "Different Voices", Kamus String Quartet
Notes: "otherworldliness" - New York Times
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2008
Doch
Eine kleine Apotheose von Papa Haydn
Instrumentation: string quartet
Commissioned by:
First performance: Tempera Quartet, Kuhmo Chamber Music, July 25, 2008
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3
2007
Hei
four melody instruments around the audience
Instrumentation: any four melody instruments
Commissioned by:
First performance: Avanti! Järvenpää, January 8, 2008
Recordings: A tribute to Paavo Heininen, for his 70th anniversary
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11
2006
Ote
cello, contrabass
Instrumentation: cello, contrabass
Commissioned by: Esko Laine
First performance: Sennu Laine and Esko Laine, Berlin, April 17, 2007
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7
2006
Tanzikone
recorder, trombone, cello
Instrumentation: recorder, trombone, cello
Commissioned by: Nomus for Das Orchester
First performance: Das Orchester, Stockholm, Sept 26, 2009
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15
2003
Lots / Tiet
recorder or flute, violin, viol or cello, harpsichord
Instrumentation: recorder or flute, violin, viol or cello, harpsichord
Commissioned by: 1. & 3. Juvenalia Music Institute for the Juvenalia Chamber Music Competition 2004. 2. & 4. Time of Music festival
First performance: Fpp (1. and 3., version with cello): Juvenalia competition, Espoo, March 2004. Fpp (1.-3., version with viol): P.Fred, K-M.Kentala, M.Luolajan-Mikkola, A.Häkkinen, Time of Music, Viitasaari, July 8, 2003; Fcp (version with viol): Duke University, Durham NC, March 13, 2004
Notes: Movements 1 and 3 were test pieces for Juvenalia competition 2014. Movements: 1. Opintie / Studydrome, 2. Mierontie / Beggary, 3. Lavea tie / Primrose Path, 4. Taiston tie / Battle
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2001
Tri
3 pieces for 3 pianos
Instrumentation: 3 pianos
Commissioned by: Sibelius-Academy, DocMus department
First performance: Annikka Konttori-Gustafsson, Jyrki Lähteenmäki, Tuomas Mali, Helsinki, March 4, 2002
Notes: Movements: 1. Trip, 2. Trippet, 3. Trim
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1998
Musica ambigua
recorder, violin, viol, harpsichord
Instrumentation: recorder or flute, violin, viol, harpsichord
Commissioned by: 2.-4. Warsaw Autumn Festival, 1., 5. and 6. Markku Luolajan-Mikkola
First performance: (2.-4.) Marie-Thérèse Yan, Agata Sapiecha, Mark Caudle, Jukka Tiensuu, Warsaw Autumn Festival, September 24, 1996; 1. (version for gamba solo), Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, Helsinki Festival, August 31, 1997; 6. (version for harpsichord solo), Jukka Tiensuu, Strasbourg Musica, September 28, 1997. (violin solo) Dongfang Ouyang, New York Jan 9, 2012; Fcp: Petra Aminoff, Fabrizio Zanella, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, Jukka Tiensuu, Crusell Week, Uusikaupunki, August 6, 1998
Recordings: EMMA - Best Classical Album of 2008 = Alba Records 259 (2008) "Gamba nova": Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, Petra Aminoff, Kreeta-Maria Kentala, Jukka Tiensuu
Notes: Movements: 1. Yksin?, 2. Möbius, 3. Sleepwalk, 4. La Fervente, 5. Kitkat, 6. Veto
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1997
Beat
clarinet, cello, piano
Instrumentation: clarinet, cello, piano
Commissioned by: Nomus
First performance: Håkon Nilsen, Jane Odriozola, Jukka Tiensuu, Autunnale, Bergen Festival of Contemporary Music, Nov. 7, 1997
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble
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1996
Aion
two accordions
Instrumentation: two accordions
Commissioned by: Accordion Institute of Finland and Toholampi Accordion Week
First performance: Matti Rantanen, Reijo Ahonen, Toholampi, July 28, 1996
Recordings: Denon COCQ-83298 (2000) "T'W'ogether": Mie Miki and Stefan Hussong
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1996
Fra Tango
three accordions
Instrumentation: three accordions
Commissioned by: Toholampi Accordion Week
First performance: Trio Fratres, Toholampi Accordion Week, July 3, 1997
Recordings: Alba ABCD 140 (1997) "Assahra": Trio Fratres
Notes: version for three accordions of Fantango
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10
1992
Plus I
clarinet, accordion
Instrumentation: clarinet, accordion
Commissioned by: Accordion Institute of Finland
First performance: Heikki Nikula, Helka Kymäläinen, Helsinki, May 9, 1992
Recordings: Castigo (2001) "Original und Bearbeitung": Nebl and Nebl
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1992
Plus II
clarinet, cello
Instrumentation: clarinet, cello
Commissioned by:
First performance: Kari Kriikku, Anssi Karttunen, Helsinki Biennale, March 8, 1992
Recordings: Ondine ODE 1102-2 (2007) "A Due": Kari Kriikku and Anssi Karttunen
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1992
Plus III
cello, accordion
Instrumentation: cello, accordion
Commissioned by:
First performance: Jukka Rautasalo, Mikko Luoma, Karkkila, February 19, 1992
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1992
Plus IV
clarinet, accordion, cello
Instrumentation: clarinet, accordion, cello
Commissioned by:
First performance: Joaquin Valdepeñas, Matti Rantanen, David Hetherington, International Accordion Celebration, Toronto, March 28, 1993
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble
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1990
Le Tombeau de Mozart
violin, clarinet, piano
Instrumentation: violin, clarinet, piano
Commissioned by: Turku Music Festival
First performance: Sakari Oramo, Kari Kriikku, Jouko Laivuori, Turku Music Festival, August 18, 1990
Recordings: Alba ABCD 126 (1998) "The Finnish Clarinet": Gregory Barrett, Michael Milton, Laura Mikkola
cham, trib
mp3
17
1990
Arsenic and Old Lace
micro-tonally tuned harpsichord, string quartet
Instrumentation: harpsichord, string quartet
Commissioned by: Helsinki Festival
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Arditti String Quartet, Helsinki Festival, September 4, 1990
Recordings: Auvidis Montaigne MO 782033 (1996) "From Scandinavia": Jukka Tiensuu, harpsichord, Arditti String Quartet
cham, baro
mp3
5
1985
, mutta
three accordions
Instrumentation: three accordions
Commissioned by: Finnish Accordion Teachers' Association
First performance: Heidi Velamo, Marjut Tynkkynen and Helka Kymäläinen, Helsinki, November 2, 1985
Recordings: Ondine ODE 984-2S/6 (2002) "Live from the Kuhmo Festival": Trio Fratres; Polonia Records (2001) "Play-Station": Motion Trio; Stradivarius (2004) "Vertige": Trio Solotarev
cham
mp3
3
1985
Tango lunaire
oboe or flute, clarinet, violin, cello, any keyboard instrument
Instrumentation: oboe or flute, clarinet, violin, cello, any keyboard (piano, accordion, bandoneon, organ, harpsichord, electric keyboard...)
Commissioned by:
First performance: Avanti Lunaire!, Tampere Biennale, February 15, 1986
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble
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4
1983
...kahdenkesken.
piano four-hands
Instrumentation: piano four-hands
Commissioned by: Juvenalia Chamber Music Competition 1984
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Jouko Laivuori, Helsinki, May 14, 1983
Recordings: Finlandia FACD 363 (1988) "Piano Duets": Erik T. Tawaststjerna and Hui-Ying Liu
Notes: test piece for the Juvenalia competition 1984
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10
1981
/L
amplified piano four-hands
Instrumentation: piano four-hands, electronics
Commissioned by:
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Matti Haapasalo, Joensuu, September 29, 1982
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12
1980
Le Tombeau de Beethoven
oboe or clarinet, cello, piano, tape or sampler
Instrumentation: oboe or clarinet, cello, piano, tape or sampler
Commissioned by:
First performance: Jouko Teikari, oboe, Erkki Rautio, cello, Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Helsinki, September 23, 1980
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble
cham, trib
14
1977
Sinistro
accordion, guitar
Instrumentation: accordion, guitar
Commissioned by: Society of Finnish Soloists
First performance: Matti Rantanen, accordion, Pekka Vesanen, guitar, Helsinki, October 17, 1977
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12
1975
Aspro
clarinet, trombone, cello, piano
Instrumentation: clarinet, trombone, cello, piano
Commissioned by:
First performance: Pro-Kontra, cond. David Porcelijn, International Gaudeamus Week, Amsterdam, September 1976
Recordings: Caprice CAP 3013 (1978): Kjell-lnge Stevensson, Christian Lindberg, Peter Schuback, Kristine Scholz
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9
1975
Rubato
any ensemble of melody instruments
Instrumentation: any ensemble of melody instruments
Commissioned by:
First performance: Helsinki, May 11, 1977
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble
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20
1975
Lyric Trio
mezzo-soprano voice, flute, piano
Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano, flute, piano
Commissioned by: Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Lyric Arts Trio: Mary Morrison, Robert Aitken, Marion Ross, Helsinki, October 22, 1975
Notes: Movements: 1. Mesto, 2. Convalescenza, 3. Morpheus
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13
1972
Ouverture
flute, harpsichord
Instrumentation: flute, harpsichord
Commissioned by:
First performance: Mikael Helasvuo, Kati Hämäläinen, Helsinki, October 1, 1972
Notes: Publisher: Editions Musicales Transatlantiques
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12
1997
Padrigal
male choir
Instrumentation: male choir
Commissioned by: Polytech Choir
First performance: Polytech Choir, cond. Tapani Länsiö, Helsinki, May 10, 1997
Recordings: Polyteknikkojen Kuoro PKCD16 (1999) "Male Voice Voyage": Polytech Choir, cond. Tapani Länsiö
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mp3
15
1987
Tokko
male choir and computer-generated tape
Instrumentation: male choir, computer-generated 4-track tape
Commissioned by: Polytech Choir
First performance: Polytech Choir, cond. Tapani Länsiö, Helsinki, May 14, 1988
Recordings: Finlandia FACD 402 (1988) "Tokko, Puro, Mxpzkl, M": Polytech Choir, cond. Tapani Länsiö, Jukka Tiensuu, electronics
Notes: The most distinguished work 1988, selected by UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers
voca, elec
5
1999
Vis viva
tape
Instrumentation: tape (stereo)
Commissioned by: Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Finnish Broadcasting Company, January 2, 2000
elec, solo
10
1997
Juhlakellot / Festive Bells
tape
Instrumentation: tape (stereo)
Commissioned by: Sibelius Academy
First performance: Helsinki, May 31, 1997
elec, solo
10
1994
Ai
6-track tape
Instrumentation: 6-track tape
Commissioned by: Sibelius Academy
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Helsinki, November 11, 1994
elec, spat, solo
19
1993
Sound of Life
tape (radiophonic composition)
Instrumentation: tape (stereo)
Commissioned by: Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Helsinki, November 27, 1993
elec, solo
15
2016
Daydreams for guitar and electronics
Instrumentation: guitar, electronics
Commissioned by: Verkatehdas
First performance: Ismo Eskelinen, guitar, Jukka Tiensuu, electronics, Hämeenlinna, November 2, 2016
solo, elec
8
2016
Kymmari for Decacorde (guitar)
Instrumentation: Decacorde (guitar)
Commissioned by: Mari Mäntylä
First performance: Mari Mäntylä, decacorde, Helsinki, December 1, 2016
solo
9
2013
Egeiro
piano left hand
Instrumentation: piano
Commissioned by: Japan Music Foundation
First performance: Izumi Tateno, Tokyo, May 18, 2013
solo
4
2011
Bleu-El
contrabass
Instrumentation: contrabass
Commissioned by:
First performance: Tuomo Matero, Helsinki, March 30, 2014
solo
4
2010
bLeuelein
cello
Instrumentation: vc
Commissioned by:
First performance: Anssi Karttunen, Espoo, September 26, 2010
Recordings: Toccata Classics (2013) "Mystery Variations": Anssi Karttunen. A tribute to Anssi Karttunen, for his 50th anniversary
solo, trib
mp3
30
2006
Erz
accordion
Instrumentation: accordion
Commissioned by: Denis Patkovic
First performance: Denis Patkovic, Tokyo, June 11, 2006
Recordings: Hänssler Classic (2008) "Gold Mine": Denis Patkovic; dp Classics (2012) "Gold Mine Variations": Denis Patkovic; EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble
Notes: 14 companion pieces for J. S. Bach's Goldberg Variations: Trick, Heat, Desire, Breeze, Whim, Debate, Swell, Zeal, Longing, Twister, Effort, Shadow, Sway, Forwards!
solo
10
2005
Balzo
cello
Instrumentation: cello
Commissioned by: Turku Music Society as test piece for the Turku International Cello Competition 2006
First performance: Fop: Turku International Cello Competition, Feb 25, 2006
Notes: test piece for the Turku International Cello Competition 2006
solo, test
2
2003
Piccu Pietarin maailma (The Universe of Little Peter)
piano
Instrumentation: piano
Commissioned by:
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Time of Music festival, Viitasaari, 2003
Notes: A tribute to Peter Eötvös
solo, trib
7
2003
Blood
viola da gamba
Instrumentation: viol
Commissioned by: Markku Luolajan-Mikkola
First performance: Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, Time of Music festival, Viitasaari, July 4, 2003
solo, baro
9
2002
Zolo
button accordion
Instrumentation: accordion
Commissioned by: Pro Akordia ry
First performance: Matti Rantanen, Helsinki, October 25, 2002
Recordings: Bridge Records (2007) "Virtuoso Accordion": Mikko Luoma
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9
2002
Zolo
piano accordion
Instrumentation: accordion
Commissioned by: Pro Akordia ry
First performance: Matti Rantanen, Helsinki, October 25, 2002
Recordings: Zeitklang (2005) "Heart": Margit Kern
solo
2
2000
Etudes for harpsichord: train, drain (2000), grain (2001)
Instrumentation: harpsichord
Commissioned by: train and drain: Kuhmo Chamber Music
First performance: train and drain: Jukka Tiensuu, Kuhmo Chamber Music, July 28, 2000. Fp of grain: Jukka Tiensuu, Stockholm, September 8, 2001
solo, baro
4
1999
Asteletsa
a palindrom for walking (contra)bass clarinetist
Instrumentation: bass clarinet
Commissioned by:
First performance: Fp bassoon version: Jussi Särkkä, Uusikaupunki, Aug. 6, 1999, Fp bass clarinet version: Boa Pettersson, Stockholm, Sept 8, 2001
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble
solo, thea, spat
4
1999
Asteletsa
a palindrom for walking bassoonist
Instrumentation: bassoon
Commissioned by:
First performance: Fp bassoon version: Jussi Särkkä, Uusikaupunki, Aug. 6, 1999, Fp bass clarinet version: Boa Pettersson, Stockholm, Sept 8, 2001
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble
solo, thea, spat
8
1998
Drang
guitar
Instrumentation: guitar
Commissioned by: Tampere-talo Oy
First performance: Fop: participants of the International Guitaristival 98 competition
Recordings: Ondine ODE 984-2S/6 (2002) "Live from the Kuhmo Festival": Ismo Eskelinen
Notes: test piece for the International Guitaristival competition 1998
solo, test
6
1995
oddjob
viola and electronics
Instrumentation: viola or violin or cello, electronics
Commissioned by:
First performance: Paul Silverthorne, viola, Jukka Tiensuu, electronics, Helsinki Biennale, March 11, 1995
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble; Black Box Music (2001) "invocations": Paul Silverthorne
solo, elec
6
1995
oddjob
cello and electronics
Instrumentation: viola or violin or cello, electronics
Commissioned by:
First performance:
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble; Black Box Music (2001) "invocations": Paul Silverthorne
solo, elec
6
1995
oddjob
violin and electronics
Instrumentation: viola or violin or cello, electronics
Commissioned by:
First performance: Martin Dehning, violin, Jukka Tiensuu, electronics, Rostock, September 12, 1999
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble; Black Box Music (2001) "invocations": Paul Silverthorne
solo, elec
13
1990
Grround
piano
Instrumentation: piano
Commissioned by: Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Helsinki, February 15, 1990
Recordings: JaSe CD (2007) "PianoHorizons": Grround - Tuomas Mali
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12
1988
Manaus
Aavesonaatti (Ghost Sonata) for concert kantele
Instrumentation: kantele
Commissioned by: Kanteleliitto
First performance: Aino Meisalmi, Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari, July 23, 1989
Recordings: Inkoon musiikki (2007) "Griffyr". Eija Kankaanranta, kantele; Finn-Kanteleet FFKA 92001 (1992) "Soitto". Aino Meisalmi, kantele
solo
8
1987
Interludes I-IV
tape (with optional harpsichord)
Instrumentation: tape, harpsichord(optional)
Commissioned by: Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Helsinki Biennale, Helsinki, March 11, 1987
Notes: currently unavailable
solo, elec
mp3
5
1984
Fantango
any keyboard instrument
Instrumentation: any keyboard (piano, accordion, bandoneon, organ, harpsichord, electric keyboard...)
Commissioned by:
First performance: Fp (harpsichord): Jukka Tiensuu, Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari, August 11, 1985. Fp (piano): Jouko Laivuori, Helsinki, December 13, 1985
Recordings: Record of the Year 1987. Finlandia FACD 357 (1987) "The Fantastic Harpsichord": Compositions by Xenakis, Corrette, Soler, Saariaho, Tiensuu, Sciarrino. Jukka Tiensuu, harpsichord
solo, baro
20
1983
Prélude mesuré
harpsichord with optional live electronics
Instrumentation: harpsichord, electronics(optional)
Commissioned by:
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari, July 26, 1983
Notes: currently unavailable
solo, elec, baro
7
1979
Narcissus
oboe and tape
Instrumentation: oboe, tape
Commissioned by: Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Jouko Teikari, Hämeenlinna, July 3, 1979
solo, elec
4
1977
Dolce amoroso
guitar
Instrumentation: guitar
Commissioned by:
First performance: Pekka Vesanen, Helsinki, 1978
Notes: part of Sinistro
solo
9
1977
Aufschwung
accordion
Instrumentation: accordion
Commissioned by:
First performance: Matti Rantanen, Lahti, November 3, 1977
Recordings: Finlandia FACD 404 (1991) "Jeux d'anches": Matti Rantanen; Bridge Records (2007) "Virtuoso Accordion": Mikko Luoma
Notes: part of Sinistro
solo
21
1976
Solo
piano, live electronics
Instrumentation: piano, electronics
Commissioned by:
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Experimental Studio of the Heinrich Strobel Foundation, Darmstadt, July 24, 1976
Notes: currently unavailable
solo, elec, spat
8
1976
Prélude non-mesuré
piano
Instrumentation: piano
Commissioned by: Finnish Broadcasting Company
First performance: Jukka Tiensuu, Helsinki, June 15, 1976
Recordings: EMMA award = Best Classical Album of 2010. Alba Records 287 (2010) "Tiensuu Plus": Asteletsa, Beat, Erz, oddjob, Plus IV, Prélude non-mesuré, Rubato, Tango lunaire, Tombeau de Beethoven - Jukka Tiensuu, piano, Plus Ensemble
solo
12
1974
Four Etudes
flute
Instrumentation: flute
Commissioned by: Society of Finnish Soloists
First performance: Etude 1: Karl-Bernhard Sebon, Helsinki, Feb 22, 1978, 2-3: Liisa Ruoho, Helsinki, March 5, 1979, 4: Ilari Lehtinen, Helsinki, Dec 8, 1974
solo
14
1974
preLUDI, LUDI, postLUDI
guitar
Instrumentation: guitar
Commissioned by: Society of Finnish Soloists
First performance: Pekka Vesanen, Helsinki, November 8, 1983
Recordings: Malmö Audio Production MAPCD 06 "Rondeau": Anders Linck, guitar
solo
4
1972
Cadenza
flute
Instrumentation: flute
Commissioned by:
First performance: Mikael Helasvuo, Helsinki, October 1, 1972
Recordings: SFZ Records (2001) "Solo per Flauto": Mats Möller, flute
Notes: also part of Ouverture
solo
2018
(forthcoming) string trio
Instrumentation: violin, viola, cello
Commissioned by: Trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen
First performance: (planned) Trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen, March 2018
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