Episode #2891

New Music From Finland

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Sunday, February 06, 2011

New music from Finland, including music for kantele (Finnish folk harp) and electronic soundscape is what’s in store for this New Sounds program.  Also, there’s music from the folk-pop-electronica group Varttina, along with a tune from the harmonium and fiddle-heavy Finnish folk revivalists JPP.  Plus, hear some new works built around pre-existing music, where contemporary ensembles perform strange and unexpected arrangements of Metallica, Kraftwerk and other rock songs.

PROGRAM # 2891, new music from Finland (First aired on Fri, 1/23/09)





Martti Pokela

Snow Kantele

Reindeer Lullaby [5:30]

Finlandia/Innovator #19052** Out of print. Try Available for purchase at*

Eija Kankaanranta


Juhani Nuorvala: 3 Impromptus for Clarinet and Kantele, #2 [2:30]

IMU #075.

Trio Fratres


Kraftwerk: Model [3:30]

Alba #140


Inquisition Symphony

Metallica: Nothing Else Matters [5:00];
CD available at
Or download from*



Sepän Poika (Blacksmith’s Son) [3:30]

Northside #6071**



Suokaasua [5:00]

Texicalli #002. seems to be out of print, but available online as an import:

Trio Fratres


Herman Rechberger: Karadeniz [7:00]

See above.

Eija Kankaanranta


Juhani Nuorvala: Toivo [8:00]

See above.

Pekka Pohjola

New Impressionist

Try To Remember, excerpt [5:00]

Breakthru #7. Out of print.

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Comments [2]

zack from bk

not my favorite show. more more more Icelandic music

Feb. 07 2011 04:47 PM
paul cooper from new jersey

the finish or finland music was great, it was something different. i like international misic it makes u feel different and u look at the world different.

Feb. 06 2011 11:55 PM

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