Kuusi yksinlaulua Aaro Hellaakosken runoihin — Six songs to poems of Aaro Hellaakoski

Marttinen, Tauno
Title: Kuusi yksinlaulua Aaro Hellaakosken runoihin — Six songs to poems of Aaro Hellaakoski
Authors: Marttinen, Tauno (Composer)
Product number: 9790042078174
Product form: Sheet music
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Publisher: Fennica Gehrman
Language: Finnish
Pages: 23
Product family: Vocal works
Finnish library classification: 78.322 Yksinlaulu pianon tai muun sointusoittimen säestyksellä
Key words: liedit, yksinlaulu
Tauno Marttinen composed six songs to poems of a Finnish poet Aaro Hellaakoski (1893-1952) between 1970 and 1983. The last three songs form song cycle Suvipilvet and is dedicated for Raili Kostia.

October op. 223/1 (1983)
On nähty op. 230 (1983)
Huojuva keula (1970)

Heinäkuu op. 79/1 (1973)
Suvipilvet op. 79/2 (1973)
Ilta op. 79/3 (1973)

Tauno Marttinen (1912-2008) studied in Viipuri and later in Helsinki at the Helsinki Conservatoire. His piano teachers were Ilmari Hannikainen and Selim Palmgren, but he soon became increasingly interested in composing. Marttinen was also the conductor of the Hämeenlinna City Orchestra in 1949−1958 and the founder and principal of the Hämeenlinna Music Institute.

Marttinen started his composing career in late Romantic vein. However, his first concerts in the 1940s met with criticism since the winds of Modernism had already landed in Finland. He then became interested in Dodecaphony and studied under Vladimir Vogel in Ascona but later abandoned strict dodecaphony and found his own, personal style incorporating elements from Neo-classicism and free-tonality with a hint of mysticism - he was called the Shaman of Hämeenlinna (his hometown).

Tauno Marttinen was an incredibly productive composer; he wrote around four hundred works with opus numbers as well as a wealth of other pieces. His oeuvre includes 10 symphonies, concertos for various solo instruments, operas as well as vocal, chamber and instrumental works. Many of Marttinen's pieces have become popular standard repertoire, such as the piano piece Kimalluksia (Gleams).

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