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Brahms Projects

Johannes Brahms has been my favourite composer for years. Brahms's music is unusual in its beauty and depth. Playing Brahms is a wonderful, emotionally touching and interesting experience. There are so many interpretive choices to consider. I would even say playing Brahms is one of the best things in my life. Here you can read more about some of my Brahms projects.

Four documentary films on Johannes Brahms

In these four documentary films, I introduce several themes of my doctoral thesis in an easily digestible way. Brahms music tells us stories which derive from the German Romanticism. Read more...

Brahms CD with Annemarie Åström (violin)

This CD was the first publication of the "Unbekannter Brahms" project. 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...

dsc05121editblackwhite.jpg"Unbekannter Brahms" artistic research project 2012-2015

"Unbekannter Brahms" ("Unknown Brahms") is an artistic research project. Its aim is to represent new views on the performing tradition of the music of Johannes Brahms. The project is to be carried out 2012-2015. The project is generously supported by the Finnish Wihuri Foundation. Read more...


CD Brahms Variations (SibaRecords) 2011

My first solo CD contains Variation works of Johannes Brahms: Schumann Variations Op. 9, Variations Op. 21/1 and Op. 21/2 and Händel Variations Op. 24. The CD was made by the new Finnish CD company SibaRecords. The production of the CD was kindly sponsored by Etelä-Savo Fond of the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Read more...


Complete works of Brahms piano compositions 2004-2011

I am happy to concentrate to Brahms's music. I performed complete works of Brahms' piano compositions with opus numbers in concert series in Finland, Austria and Germany 2004-2012. In the Brahms Museum in Mürzzuschlag, Austria, I performed the cycle with a historical instrument, Streicher grand piano played by Brahms in more than 30 home concerts at the Fellinger family in Vienna. Read more...


Doctoral Thesis 2010

Brahms was also the subject of my doctoral studies. The title of my Thesis was Romantic poetry as inspiration of Brahms. Description and analysis of the early poem collection of the composer. The translation work was supported by a generous scholarship of the Emil Aaltonen foundation. The thesis is about an early poem collection ("Gedichtsammlung") made by Brahms in 1853. It contains poems of 13 German poets of the romantic period. The poem selection is an unpublished document and there is very little research about it. Read more...

Chamber Music 1998-

In addition to the piano works, I have played lots of chamber music of Brahms. I have also held lecture concerts and given multi-media presentations about the music of Brahms.  Read more...

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Photo 1: At the Brahms's museum in Mürzzuschlag, Austria.


 

06/2013