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Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri

Works: 641 works in 1,306 publications in 7 languages and 25,648 library holdings
Genres: Symphonies  Concertos  Art music  Orchestral music  Interviews  Musical settings  Interviews (Sound recordings)  Overtures  Operas  Songs and music 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, orc, Conductor
Classifications: M1000.R38, 784.2
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Most widely held works about Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri
Most widely held works by Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri
Symphonies nos. 1-4 by Jean Sibelius( )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angel of light by Einojuhani Rautavaara( Recording )

10 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 2 ; The Mannheim rocket by John Corigliano( )

5 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin concerto ; Isle of Bliss ; Angels and visitations by Einojuhani Rautavaara( )

8 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der gerettete Alberich ; Rapture ; Violin concerto by Christopher Rouse( )

3 editions published in 2004 and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gift of dreams ; Autumn gardens by Einojuhani Rautavaara( )

7 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards the horizon : cello concerto no. 2 ; Modificata ; Incantations : percussion concerto by Einojuhani Rautavaara( )

6 editions published in 2012 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of Beijing Opera : Death and fire ; Orchestral theatre II: Re by Dun Tan( )

5 editions published in 1998 in Chinese and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 6 : Vincentiana ; Cello concerto by Einojuhani Rautavaara( )

7 editions published in 1994 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harp concerto ; Symphony no. 8, the journey by Einojuhani Rautavaara( )

7 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and Spanish and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the last frontier ; Flute concerto ; Anadyomene by Einojuhani Rautavaara( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy by Josef Suk( )

7 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff's exciting new album includes works for violin and orchestra by Czech composers Josef Suk and Antonin Dvorak. Accompanying Tetzlaff is the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of John Storgards. Considered one of the world's leading violinists, Christian Tetzlaff maintains a busy performing schedule
The king goes forth to France : opera in three acts by Aulis Sallinen( )

6 editions published in 2006 in Finnish and English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonia ; Chorali ; Sinfonia III ; Cadenze per violino solo ; Elegy for Sebastian Knight ; String quartet no. 3 by Aulis Sallinen( )

4 editions published in 1987 in No Linguistic content and Creek and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luonnotar : orchestral songs by Jean Sibelius( )

7 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festival overture, opus no. 96 ; Symphony no. 10 in E minor, opus no. 93 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

5 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garden of spaces ; Clarinet concerto ; Cantus arcticus by Magnus Lindberg( )

2 editions published in 2005 and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For anyone who still feels that all contemporary music is by definition attritional, and designed to make maximal demands on its audiences, then Magnus Lindberg's Clarinet Concerto, first performed in 2002, is one work to persuade them otherwise. It is that rare thing, a piece written by one of the leading European composers of our time that manages to be unfailingly approachable and rewarding without making any compromises in its musical language or technique. Conceived as a single movement lasting about 24 minutes, but falling into five distinct sections, the concerto was written specifically for the astounding soloist Kari Kriikku, and it is studded with references to other composers - the opening recalls Debussy's First Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra, for instance, while there's a glancing reference to Respighi's Pines of Rome, about two-thirds of the way through the piece, and the bluesy smears in the last few pages inescapably evoke Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. But there's nothing contrived about any of these moments; they are woven into an instrumental fabric that is so richly coloured, so packed with incident and instantly memorable musical ideas and so logically put together that the ear absorbs everything without hesitation, and when the work has ended immediately wants to experience it all again. Of course, Kriikku's virtuosity is an enormous help in projecting this soundscape with such life and colour. Composer and clarinettist go back a long way - in 1980 in Helsinki, they were the founder members (along with conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen) of the experimental performing ensemble Toimii, and have collaborated regularly ever since. Lindberg composed his Clarinet Quintet for Kriikku in 1992, and it is hard to imagine that this fabulously attractive work would ever have appeared without him to play it so brilliantly. If the disc is essential listening for the sake of the Clarinet Concerto alone, the remainder is of high-quality too. The "Gran Duo" for large wind band (13 woodwind, 11 brass) can seem a bit of an academic exercise, slightly dry and neoclassical, as though without the silky veils of string tone with which Lindberg so often cushions his orchestral writing, his harmonic world immediately loses a sensuous dimension. But there's not a note out of place, every chord seems totally right in its context and its sectional construction is supremely logical; technically it's beyond reproach. "Chorale" is Lindberg's version of the Bach chorale Es Ist Genug, quoted by Berg in the last movement of his Violin Concerto; it is a wonderfully compact yet multi-layered reworking, which gains remorselessly in intensity - an unnerving little masterpiece, all over in six minutes." The Guardian
Before the icons ; A tapestry of life by Einojuhani Rautavaara( )

8 editions published in 2010 in 4 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asrael : symphony for large orchestra in C minor, op. 27 by Josef Suk( )

5 editions published in 2009 and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concertos 1 & 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Filharmooninen seura

Finnish National Orchestra

Helsingfors filharmonien

Helsingfors filharmonin

Helsingfors filharmoniska orkester

Helsingfors filharmoniska sällskap.

Helsingfors orkester.

Helsingfors stadsorkester

Helsingin filharmooninen seura.

Helsingin Kaupungin-orkesteri.

Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri

Helsingin Kaupunkiorkesteri.

Helsingin orkesteriyhdistys.

Helsinki City Symphony Orchestra.

Helsinki filharmonia

Helsinki Filharmonisch Orkest

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra Orchestra based in Helsinki

Helsinkier Philharmoniker.


HKO (Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri)


HPO (Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri)


Kaupunginorkesteri, Helsinki.

Orchestra filarmonica di Helsinki

Orchestre de la ville de Helsinki.

Orchestre philharmonique de Helsinki

Orchestre philharmonique d'Helsinki

Orchestre philharmonique (Helsinki)

Orkiestra Symfoniczna Miasta Helsinki.

Orquesta Filarmónica de Helsinki

Orquestra Filarmônica de Helsinki

Philharmonic Orchestra

Philharmonic Orchestra Helsinki

Philharmonie de Helsinki

Philharmonie d'Helsinki

Philharmonisches Orchester Helsinki

Φιλαρμονική Ορχήστρα του Ελσίνκι

Гельсінський філармонічний оркестр

Хельсинкский филармонический оркестр

Хельсінкскі філарманічны аркестр

הפילהרמונית של הלסינקי




English (15)

Finnish (15)

Chinese (4)

Creek (2)

German (1)

French (1)

Spanish (1)