Fall / Herbst – Original & Art / Kunst

Hundreds and thousands of migrating birds gather each year in September on the large fields of Viikki Bay in Helsinki, close to where I live. Helsingin Sanomat, the main Newspaper in Finland, took a video of a tremendous cloud of Canada-Geese a few hours ago. Advertisements

Sibelius in der Holzkiste

Endlich habe ich es geschafft, ein Konzert im berühmten Sibelius Saal in Lahti zu hören. Schon im Februar hatten wir die Karten gekauft, im April war das Konzert bereits ausverkauft: BBC Orchester aus London, Okko Kamu der Dirigent, Sergei Malov als Solist. Gespielt wurde das Violinkonzert und die 2. Symphonie von Jean Sibelius, als Zugabe…

Sibelius Violin Concerto

I had the great pleasure today to listen to  the Violin concerto of Jean Sibelius in the same premises where it was performed the first time! The city hall of Helsinki, then still Seurahuone Hotel, features an impressive celebration hall and has hosted many balls, concerts and events since the 19th century till today. The…

Finnish Voices

It’s dark again. This means: you need inner power. I found this video of a concert of Naiskuoro Timotei, a Finnish Women’s choir. They sing  traditional music and wear traditional costumes of their area. I think the power they present is very impressive. The quality of the recording is not so great, but I hope…

Haitari music

Summer is inevitably also coming to Finland and with it comes music festivals all over the country. The Finnish music scene is very diverse. Haitari, the accordion or rather the Russian bayan-type version of it, is found regularly in Finnish Folk music. Here are five different musicians with very different performances. I like them all.…