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Morning Concert:
Jack Briece: On Finnish Music

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 134 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

From a recording made on February 4, 1988, Charles Amirkhanian talks with composer, performer, and video artist, Jack Briece about contemporary Finnish music. Works heard include compositions by Harri Wessman, Jarmo Sermilä, Paavo Heininen, Lepo Sumera, Usko Meriläinen, and other talented Finnish composers who’s works remain relatively unknown in the United States. Having become interested in the music of Finland he traveled to the country in 1985 and then again in 1987, after which he wrote about his experiences and spearheaded an effort to facilitate communication and cooperation between Finnish and Western composers and artists.

Note: composer Briece died of AIDS shortly after this program was made in 1988.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Water's weary under snow / Harri Wessman -- Labor! (1982) / Jarmo Sermilä -- Symphony No. 3, Op. 20 [two movements] (1969, rev. 1977) / Paavo Heininen
Performers:  Tapiola Choir (Water's)
Erkki Pohjola, conductor (Water's)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Labor ; Symphony No. 3)
Ulf Söderblom, conductor (Symphony No. 3)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Orchestral Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Music -- Finland; Choruses, Secular (Children’s voices); Orchestral music; Symphonies
People:  Briece, Jack ; Amirkhanian, Charles; Wessman, Harri; Pohjola, Erkki; Sermilä, Jarmo, 1939-; Heininen, Paavo, 1938-; Söderblom, Ulf
Recording Date:  2/4/1988
First Broadcast Date:  3/11/1988
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Symphony No. 2 (1984) / Lepo Sumera -- Meditation (1974) / Usko Meriläinen -- Sinistro, for accordion and guitar (1977) / Jukka Tiensuu -- Verblendungen (1982-84) / Kaija Saariaho
Performers:  Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, (Symphony No. 2)
Peeter Lilje, conductor (Symphony No. 2)
Risto Poutanen, cello (Meditation)
Ilmo Ranta, piano (Meditation)
Matti Rantanen, accordion (Sinistro)
Pekka Vesanen, guitar (Sinistro)
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, (Verblendungen)
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Verblendungen)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Orchestral Music
Subject:  20th century classical; Orchestral music; Music -- Finland; Music -- Estonia; Symphonies; Cello and piano music; Accordion and guitar music; Electronic music; Electro-acoustic; Avant-garde (Music)
People:  Briece, Jack ; Amirkhanian, Charles; Sumera, Lepo, 1950-2000; Lilje, Peeter, 1950-; Meriläinen, Usko; Poutanen, Risto; Ranta, Ilmo; Tiensuu, Jukka; Rantanen, Matti, 1952-; Vesanen, Pekka ; Saariaho, Kaija; Salonen, Esa-Pekka, 1958-
Recording Date:  2/4/1988
First Broadcast Date:  3/11/1988
 
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