Ahmas, Harri (1957 – )

Harri Ahmas (b. 1957) has progressed from free-tonality towards a more chromatic style. He is a musician as well as a composer, playing principal bassoon with the Sinfonia Lahti. Winds, particularly the bassoon, occupy an important role in his output, which consists mostly of chamber music.

He has, however, also written concertos for the trombone (1987), the tuba (1995) and the baritone horn (2001). His principal vocal works are the melodrama-like "Becket" (1993) for mezzosoprano, cello and piano, and the chamber opera "Sydänvirrat" (Heartstreams, 1996-1999).

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Sonata per fagotto e pianoforte (Sonata for Bassoon and Piano)

Sonata per fagotto e pianoforte (Sonata for Bassoon and Piano) | more info
Duration 17'00'' 27 pages

1. Moderato
2. Lento
3. Allegro giusto

Sonata for Bassoon was my first larger instrumental work. The sonata has three movements and it follows the
principles of classical sonata form. The sonata was premiered during a matinee performance of the composing
students from the Sibelius Academy in the fall 1981.



18.99 €


Variations for Bassoon and Piano

Variations for Bassoon and Piano | more info
Duration 17'00'' 17 pages



18.99 €