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Dr. Terhi Dostal, pianist

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2017/7 Successful concert at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

On Sunday 9th of July 2017 I had a chance to perform at one of the biggest festivals of the world, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. I had a great pleasure to work together with excellent musicians: the violinist Nina Karmon, the violist Wen-Xiao Zheng and the cellist Niklas Eppinger. We played Finnish romantic music. The concert was a success and it was attended by an audience of almost 2000 people.

2017/2 New chamber music CD receives good reviews

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The new CD "Finnish Piano Quartets" was released in December 2016. In this CD, I was happy to perform with Nina Karmon, Luke Turrell and Roi Ruottinen. We played Ilmari Hannikainen's, Helvi Leiviskä's and Armas Launis's music for piano quartet. The CD was immediately chosen as the CD of the week by ORF, Austrian Broadcasting Company, and introduced in an hour-long radio programme.

The Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle also welcomed the new CD with good reviews: "A performance of international standard on the Finnish Quartets... All [players] have an intensive, romantic sound, but also lots of routine in the team work. The quartet plays together much better than similar project ensembles normally. The intonation is first class, the phrases are are solidly and appealingly formed, and Terhi Dostal's colorful pianism functions as counterbalance and extension exactly as it must be when playing piano quartets. Better yet, the musicians seem to have found convincing content from these early works." Read the whole review in Finnish here.

Terhi Dostal and Annemarie Åström's CD: Brahms sonatas

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Annemarie Åström and I performed the F.A.E. Sonata by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Albert Dietrich and the both sonatas Op. 120 for clarinet and piano, as versions for violin and piano by the composer. All these works are seldom heard and recorded. Moreover, thanks to the Brahms Museum in Mürzzuschlag, we were allowed to record with the so-called Brahms Grand Piano of the museum. Read more about the CD here.


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Terhi Dostal's Brahms book

Terhi Dostal's doctoral thesis Romantic poetry as inspiration of Brahms. Description and analysis of an early poem collection of the composer has been published now. It can be purchased from Ostinato Sheet Music Shop or from the Docmus Department of the Sibelius-Academy. Read more about the book and explore the abstract here.

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Terhi Dostal's Brahms CD available

Terhi Dostal's Brahms CD receives superb reviews! Read More...

- order the CD in the internet, for instance in Amazon (English) or in Fuga (Finnish)

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Photos: Thorsten Heideck, Janne Käpylehto (Björklund)

Last update: 07/2017 - Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival