Rydman, Kari (1936–)

Kari Rydman, professor h.c., has written orchestra and chamber music, a large number of choral compositions and arrangements, song cycles, and as a singer he has recorded his own songs between the genres Lied and chanson. In addition to being a composer, he has taught, written books and press columns and made a wide range of radio programmes on the history of culture. Since 1977 he lives in Sääksmäki (Valkeakoski).

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Nocturne (Pieni yösoitto) Op. 140b

Nocturne (Pieni yösoitto) Op. 140b | more info
Duration 2'30'' 3 pages

8.90 €

Sonata nostalgica Op. 122

Sonata nostalgica Op. 122 | more info
Duration 14'10'' 24 pages

1. L'estate molti anni fa 5'20''
2. La Signorina amorosa 4'30''
3. La Danza 4'20''

After exploring many modernist trends, the composer, in his old age, wanted finally to write a ”proper” Late Romantic violin sonata, in which melodies could flourish freely, only spiced with fresh harmonies. The starting point was a tender musical portrait of a young violinist, which became the second movement of the sonata. The composer only needed to add a respectable first movement in sonata form, and some sprightly, atmospheric dances for the finale, and behold, a proper old-time pseudo-autobiographic violin sonata emerged. The title naturally required the characterization “nostalgic”, just in case.

21.10 €